Cardizem is a drug that’s designed in order to help people who suffer from serious high blood pressure problems. It can also be used in order to treat chest pain problems that usually come about because of a condition known as angina. In addition to these, the medication can also be used in order to help people who have abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia).
You’ll find that there are numerous different brand names for this medication. Some of these would include the following:
The way this medication works is it’s able to help blood vessels relax, because of this it will increase the amount of blood and oxygen to the heart. This is a type of drug called a calcium-channel blocker.
You can find Calan is tablet form, extended-release tablet form, extended-release capsule form as well as an injectable form.
What are some of the other uses for this drug?
Depending on who the doctor is, they might decide to prescribe it in order to help treat migraine headache problems. Understand though that medical evidence to support it’s use for this purpose is not accepted generally in the medical community.
If you decide to use Calan, then what are some of the potential side effects you might put yourself at risk of as a result?
Allergic reactions, which would include hives, a hard time breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat.
A red, blistering skin rash
Swelling in your hands or feet
Fast or pounding heartbeat
Upper stomach pain
Loss of appetite
Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
Severe skin reaction
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
What are some of the less serious side effects to using Calan?
Flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling)
Is Calan the best treatment option for you?
It’s going to be easy to ask this question to a doctor, because you figure that they’d know all the different options out there. They do, but this doesn’t mean their going to feel comfortable with prescribing them. What you might have in some cases are doctor who figure it really doesn’t make much of a different what form of medication they give you in order to treat your condition.
What you’ll have to do is focus on what the risks are and if their higher then what they would be if you used something ask. Don’t be afraid to ask a doctor this. You want minimal risk with maximum effectiveness. If a drug is known to work well, but comes with a high probability of side effects then it still might not be the best option for you. If a drug (such as Calan) is effective to a good degree, but comes with less probability of side effects, then it should be preferred.