What is Cardizem?
Cardizem (diltiazem) is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels.
What is Cardizem used for?
Cardizem is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It may be used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications.
How should be Cardizem taken?
Use Cardizem regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
What is to be avoided while taking Cardizem?
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice might interact with diltiazem and it shall lead to unwanted side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with the doctor.
What other drugs will affect Cardizem?
Many drugs can interact with diltiazem, which includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.