ADIZEM SR 180mg
What is Adizem SR used for?
These capsules are for the treatment of angina (chest pain caused by a reduction of oxygen to the heart muscle) or high blood pressure (hypertension). They contain the active ingredient diltiazem. Diltiazem belongs to a group of medicines called calcium antagonists. Calcium antagonists help more blood to reach the heart and reduce blood pressure.
It also helps to manage angina pectoris and treats mild to moderate hypertension.
The usual initial dose is 90 mg twice daily. Dosage may be increased gradually to 120 mg twice daily or 180 mg twice daily if required. Patients’ responses may vary and dosage requirements can differ significantly between individual patients.
What are the side effects of Adizem SR?
The side effects of Adizem SR varies, below are some of them:
- Swelling of the hands, ankles or feet.
- Abdominal pain
- Irregular heartbeat.
- Dry mouth
Medicines that interact with diltiazem may either decrease its effect, affect how long it works for, increase side effects, or have less of an effect when taken with diltiazem. An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of the medications; however, sometimes it does. Speak to your doctor about how drug interactions should be managed.
Common medications that may interact with diltiazem include NSAIDs, such as diclofenac, ibuprofen, and indomethacin, which may decrease the blood pressure-lowering capabilities of diltiazem.
Adizem is available for purchase on Drugstore.ng, an online pharmacy in Lagos.