Diltiazem and norvasc

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An medication reaction can be delayed, however in most is usually occurs early when taking a medicine. Diltiazem and norvasc can bot be used for vasospasm. Generally it should pass rapidly with discontinuation of the agent. If it doesnt, it may be related to something else. The medicines are different enough that they shouldnt react. Also, I would make sure something else isnt going on.
Both Norvasc (Amlodipine) and Cardizem (Diltiazem) are in the medication class known as Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs). This class is further divided into two subtypes; the Dihydropyridines and the Non-Dihydropyridines. Norvasc (Amlodipine), a Dihydropyridine, works by inhibiting calcium channels in vascular smooth muscle and heart muscle producing relaxation and vasodilation which decreases blood pressure and increases myocardial oxygen delivery in patients with vasospastic angina.
In my case, though, I take both a beta blocker (Lopressor) and a calcium channel blocker (Norvasc). I wasn't able to take the Diltiazem. Gave me awful chest pains.
Norvasc is a vasodilator and as such can cause a reflex tachycardia. There are other drugs which might be as effective for your problem--like diltiazem--that will not cause the tachycardia.
I had suffered with swollen and painful joints in my hands until I was put on Norvasc for the coronary artery spasms. I have not had any of this swelling or pain since then. What's the connection, if any?
i have blood pressure 116 over 72 angiogram shows no problem with cholesterol 2.5 on test. i have been given norvasc and lipitol ?
Yes, I take the Norvasc, Isosorbide and carry Nitro tablets. But I am always looking for other answers to this. So far, even with the meds and supplements I continue to have the spasms. I can say they are more controlled then they were 2 years ago. But nonetheless still a bother to me and I have no real answer as to why I have these. Strangley, Lupus has been mentioned to me recently. I have Raynaud's Syndrome, too. Not sure if there is a connection, but some say there is.
I found Diltiazem to be easy to switch to, in fact it seems that Norvasc might have had me spun-up a bit, as I seemed to become more relaxed with Diltiazem. It's almost one week later and the hives are reduced by at least 50%, but they are still there. Should a patient just stay on a med like this to see if the hives go away with time? Is there a good 3rd choice in the c-channel blocker class?
On top of this she is now diagnosed with Atrial Tachycardia and Coronary Artery Spasms. She is in her early 30's and I just hope and pray everyday for some relief so that she can live a normal life. What treatments tend to work? She has been perscribed meds and will be going through the observation period to find the correct combination to control her condition. What are your experiences with these diagnosis? What should I watch for and when should I seek medical help for her?
I am currently taking 20 mg of Coreg CR (controlled released), an ACEi, Plavix, Zocor (intermittently due to adverse reactions, same as with all statins) and Norvasc. I react differently to many medicines than other people and as I get older the more unpredictable I am, when it comes to side affects of new drugs like antibiotics and heart medications, like ARBs, which I cannot take. I am desperate to wean myself off of Coreg and start another CCB for the tachycardia.
Huh, I never thought about the meds. My ears ring and tick (like a pocket watch). Sometimes it's pretty loud, sometimes it's hardly noticeable. I have noticed it's affecting my ability to hear things as well as I used to. I take Diltiazem. For some reason I thought people got ringing in the ears from high BP. Also if they take too much aspirin. I've never bothered to look it up though.
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The one which finally worked was Diltiazem. I took 60mg in the morning and 60mg in the evening and after 24hours it stopped. There are some side effects with CCB with some people, as with all meds, and I had to stop it after 3 weeks because it gave me Gum issues. I was nicely surprised (as was my Doctor) to find my spasms had actually stopped even when I came off the med. It hasn't returned since then.
Some examples are Amlodipine (Norvasc), Diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor XR), Nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia) and Verapamil (Calan) THe symptoms you described with PVC's is a common occurance, and is definitely a common thread here in the forum... OK with all that said, I can't tell you what to do, but if I were in your situation, I would be making a call Monday morning to schedule an appt. with the cardiologist:))) Let us know what you decide...
I have been looking into some articles and I believe so. I know when my hands get a sudden chill they turn white and tingle. Almost numbing. When I get my hands to warm up then they trun bright red for a while and sort of burn while warming. My 30ish son has this condition also, so, of course I want to know if there could be a connection.
Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), Amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril), furosemide (Lasix), and many others. • Warfarin (Coumadin) interacts with COENZYME Q-10 Warfarin (Coumadin) is used to slow blood clotting. Coenzyme Q-10 might help the blood clot. By helping the blood clot, coenzyme Q-10 might decrease the effectiveness of warfarin (Coumadin).
and 400mg. vitamin E and wear a nitro patch at night for 14 hrs. and take nitro when needed. and diltiazem cd 120mg. once a day. I am supposed to call him in 3 weeks and see how I am doing, he also took blood work for thyroid and anemia. hopeful at some point they can get to the bottom of this. I at least have a little better outlook. I will keep everyone posted.
After having a cyst removed on my left ovary, I couldn't hardly breathe and after I was put through 4 days of testing was finally given an angiogram where it was discovered that I had spasms. I have been given Norvasc 5mg up to three times per day and sub-lingual nitro when I need a little more boost. This takes care of the resting angina but I still have episodes if I exert myself or if I don't get my meds right on time, and some days are just worse than others.
i think the atenolol is causing me some side effects and i have and allergies and it might be making it worse and also want to start taking allergy shots but heard its not a good idea while on beta blockers. im looking for a list or names of a few calcium channel blockers that can also help my symptoms so i can talk to my dr about changing my meds..do calcium channel blockers have less side effects then beta blockers or are they safer?..
1)renal okay 2)Bruce Protocol, achieved 89% of maximal heart rate with no chest pain, no evidence of exercise-induced ischemia,no arrhythmias, normal function capacity, no doppler evidence of diastolic dysfunction. The doctor changed my medications..eliminated ARB. She tried diltiazem er, norvasc,aldomet. I am having many side effects: fatigue, edema,ankles,light anxiety,headache...too tired to exercise. Now on dilitazem er/w htcz. Frustrated, why change my medication?
I came home on 30 mgs this was jan 10 (ps iam 42 year old female) and I keep having them at home, i also had my nitro spary so he keeps changing meds now its 120 imdur 2x daily and norvasc 2.5 mgs 2 x daily and i take toperal 50mg 1 x daily. Now of course we are still trying to figure out why this happened and I go back feb 13th.
It may be worth trying a norvasc or nifedipine instead of diltiazem, that is unless diltiazem has helped your significantly. I hope this helps. Good luck and thanks for posting.
I am on 75 mg clopidogrel, 2.5 mg Norvasc daily and 50mg metoprolol twice a day. (and 0.4 mg nitrostat as needed) but they have had no impact at all on the frequency of chest pains or exercise intolerance (except for the nitro which will offer relief for a time). We will have insurance soon (I hope) but there will be a 9 month wait on pre-existing conditions that were treated within 6 months of getting insurance (darn heart attack just could not hold off a few months).
arterial passageways and heart function. I was put on 2.5 mg Norvasc and once I adjusted to the med (tireness/coldness)I am fine - back at work and feeling well. I had an Echo last week and the tech indicated that off-the-record, my heart does not show any indication of tissue damage/previous heart attack. Colesterol has never been a problem for me.
I don't know if the CCB is helping. It would be nice if it did. When I was being a good girl and taking my Diltiazem every day, I had less trouble with my Raynauds. My hands and feet were not turning that ugly blue/gray color so frequently.
calcium channel blockers such as amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac, others), felodipine (Plendil), isradipine (DynaCirc), nicardipine (Cardene), nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia), nimodipine (Nimotop), nisoldipine (Sular), and verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan);carbamazepine (Tegretol); diuretics ('water pills'); medications for mental illness such as haloperidol (Haldol); methyldopa (Aldomet); metronidazole (Flagyl); nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NS
I have no dysrhythmias, normal bp, normal cholesterol levels. My only cardiac meds are plavix and ASA. My doc would like me to take diltiazem or Norvasc for occasional bouts of vasospastic angina, but I have a poor tolerance of beta blockers and calcium channel blockers and the vasospastic episodes are rare and short-lived, so I have chosen not to use them.
I'm scheduled to go back in mid-Dec to discuss the medications I'm taking for blood pressure and possibly stopping some of them (metoprolol, diltiazem,minoxidil,traim/hctz,diovan and clonidin and wel chol)blood pressure is currently running in the(140's/70-80's)cholesterol,(done on 10/23) tri-365 tot-321 LDL-195 HDL-53 chol/HDLC-6.06 unable to take statins. Quetions: Are spasms somthing I should be concerned about, what causes them, a little info please?
Dear Terry, Depression is not usually a side-effect of Cardizem (diltiazem). This is more commonly seen with beta-blockers and some antihypertensive drugs like clonidine. In regard to the tachycardia I would wonder what specific type of tachycardia was seen. Many supraventricular tachycardias can be cured by a type of procedure called an ablation. Ask you cardiologist about this at your next visit.
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