Adizem-xl - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

Usage of Adizem-xl

Indications: Mild to moderate hypertension
Contra Indications: 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. Reduced left ventricular function. Diabetes. Monitor patients with mild bradycardia, 1st degree AV block or prolonged P-R interval. Acute porphyria

Questions about Adizem-xl

Our experts have answered 5 questions about Adizem-xl

Dr. Steve Shaw
Dr. Steve Shaw
Cardiologist
Cheadle
The advice on the leaflet isn’t very helpful here - as Adizem (Diltiazem) is genuinely a good treatment option for some types of irregular heart beats! (Its even recommended in some guidelines).…
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It certainly could - via its effect on heart rate and heart pumping function. It would be best to see the doctor who prescribed Adizem for some basic checks and if appropriate to consider replacing…
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Dr. Mark Dancy
Dr. Mark Dancy
Cardiologist
South Harrow
No, not to our knowledge. The drug has been available for over 30 years and is very safe.
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