What is Cardizem?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Diltiazem

Cardizem is a brand name for diltiazem, a type of medication known as a calcium-channel blocker. It may be used to treat high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), certain types of angina (chest pain), and abnormal heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 10 3
Atrial fibrillation 5 1
Pulmonary hypertension 4 1
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 4 2
High blood pressure (hypertension) 2 1
Bronchospasm 1 0

Show all 13 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cardizem

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Headaches 1
Muscle pain 1
Unsteady blood pressure 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cardizem

Dosage Patients
120 mg daily 2
30 mg daily 1
60 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Cardizem

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Cardizem

Duration

Currently taking Cardizem

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Cardizem

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cardizem after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amlodipine-perindopril (Coveram) 1
Losartan (Cozaar) 1
Nifedipine (Procardia XL) 1
Verapamil (Verapamil ER) 1

Patients stopped taking Cardizem and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Atenolol (Tenormin) 1
Nifedipine (Procardia XL) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cardizem.