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  • n. A benzothiazepine drug, a potent vasodilator used to treat hypertension, migraine, angina pectoris, and some types of arrhythmia.

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  • n. a calcium blocker (trade name Cardizem) used in treating hypertension or angina or heart failure


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  • Non-dihydropyridine calcium-channel blockers, such as diltiazem, have been shown to have antiproteinuric and renoprotective properties. 2 Since more than 50\% of the patients

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  • It can also interact with a long list of drugs, including lovastatin (Altoprev, Mevacor, and generic), clarithromycin (Biaxin and generic), and diltiazem (Cardizem and generic).

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  • Calcium channel blockers such as nifedipine (Procardia) and diltiazem (Cardizem) interfere with the chemical change that enables sperm to penetrate the egg.

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  • All calcium blockers, such as nifedipine (Procardia) and diltiazem (Cardizem)

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  • For example, the brand-name drug Cardizem, a calcium channel blocker, was no more effective than its generic version, diltiazem.

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  • When used with REYATAZ, a 50% dose reduction of diltiazem should be considered, and ECG monitoring is recommended.

  • Use REYATAZ with caution in patients with preexisting conduction system disease or when administered with other drugs that may prolong the PR interval including beta-blockers other than atenolol, diltiazem, verapamil, and digoxin, especially drugs metabolized by CYP3A.

  • Doctors will traditionally order any number of drugs from their pharmaceutical arsenal, including digoxin, the blood thinner warfarin, calcium channel blockers (like diltiazem or nifedipine), beta blockers (like propranolol, sotalol or metoprolol) or anti-arrhythmic drugs like propafenone, procainamide, disopyramide or amiodarone.

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  • In the new study, the researchers revealed how the widely available prescription drugs diltiazem, verapamil, and in some cases dantrolene, acted on cells from patients with Gaucher's disease.

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  • The guideline found that naftidrofuryl, diltiazem and vitamin B complex may be considered for use in the treatment of muscle cramps, but more research is needed on their safety and effectiveness. - latest science and technology news stories


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