Cardizem , as known as diltiazem, is a calcium channel blocking agent used to treat high blood pressure and angina .
It relaxes the blood vessels to ensure that the heart can pump the blood efficiently. It also works by letting oxygen flow through the blood vessels without difficulty.
Cardizem is available as an oral tablet, oral extended-release (Cardizem SR) or a dual-release capsule (Cardizem CD). The tablet is normally taken three to four times daily with or without food, but may also be taken only one or two times per day as directed by your doctor.
When taking Cardizem , some patients may experience light headache, dizziness, tiredness, vomiting, upset stomach, dry mouth, loss of appetite, flushing and trouble with falling asleep and staying asleep.
Cardizem may also be used to treat other medical conditions, as determined by your doctor.