Adizem-sr - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

Usage of Adizem-sr

Indications: Mild to moderate hypertension
Contra Indications: Pregnancy, lactation. Sick-sinus syndrome, 2nd or 3rd degree AV block, cardiac failure, left ventricular failure following MI, marked bradycardia

Adverse and side effects

Bradycardia, 1st degree A-V block, leg oedema, nausea, skin reactions, headache, flushing, hypotension, GI upset, fatigue, gingival hyperplasia. Changes in liver function tests

Special precautions

Renal impairment (use elderly dose). Reduced left ventricular function. Diabetes. Monitor patients with mild bradycardia, 1st degree AV block or prolonged P-R interval. Acute porphyria

Questions about Adizem-sr

Our experts have answered 3 questions about Adizem-sr

Dr. Jonathan C. Pitts Crick
Dr. Jonathan C. Pitts Crick
Cardiologist
Bristol
Adizem-SR (diltiazem) slows the heartbeat and if the pulse rate is already on the slow side or irregular it could be slowing it down too far, which would make you breathless.

Occasionally…
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Dr. Petr Ruzicka PhD FRCP
Dr. Petr Ruzicka PhD FRCP
Cardiologist
Cheadle
It is certainly possible gastrointestinal side effect. You should see your GP or doctor who prescribed the medication to discuss if Adizem SR should be replaced with an alternative or your symptoms…
1 answers

Dr. Lance Nicholas Forbat
Dr. Lance Nicholas Forbat
Cardiologist, Internist
Bristol
Alcohol may increase the rate of release of the drug from this type of preparation and therefore have a larger effect on the relaxation of blood vessels (vasodilatation) which in turn could lower…
1 answers

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