Sunday, February 10, 2013



Therapeutic Category

  • Calcium Channel Blocker

Usage of Cardizem:

  Oral: Essential hypertension; chronic stable angina or angina from coronary artery spasm

  Injection: Atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter; paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) .

Possible serious side effects:

  • a red, blistering skin rash;
  • swelling in your hands or feet;
  • trouble breathing;
  • slow heartbeats;
  • dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeat;
  • upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

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