Cardizem ER is approved for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is composed of the main active ingredient Diltiazem. It relaxes the blood vessels in the body and heart so blood can flow more easily. Bausch Health Companies Inc., a leading pharmaceutical company manufactures this drug. Various dosages available are and 120 mg and 180 mg
Manufacturer: Bausch Health Companies Inc.
Active Ingredient: Active ingredient of the medication is Diltiazem Hydrochloride. This ingredient is a benzothiazepine calcium channel blocking agent. It inhibits the transmembrane influx of extracellular calcium ions into a select myocardial and vascular smooth muscle cell.
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Indications: The medicine effectively treats high blood pressure i.e. hypertension. It helps to prevent chest pain like angina. The pill Cardizem CD also reduces increased blood pressure. It also prevents strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medication can be used to decrease the number and severity of episodes of chest pain from angina. It increases the ability to exercise.
Action Mechanism: The given drug is composed of calcium channel blockers as the main active ingredient. It works by blocking the entry of calcium into muscle cells. It builds the heart and surrounds the arteries. It stops the calcium and minimizes the force of contraction of the heart. The pill relaxes the muscles of the arteries that allow the arteries to widen.
Cardizem ER reduces the pressure in the arteries into which the heart pumps the blood. Due to this, a need for oxygen becomes less.
Dosages: This medicine is approved to treat hypertension. It is available in different dosages as:
- 120 mg: This effective pill should be taken as advised by the doctor, do not go against the prescription
- 180 mg: Take this medicine with a glass of water as prescribed by the doctor
Note: Do not consume the medication in excess than prescribed. Overdose may cause serious health issues.