Rated Angiotrofin for Angina Pectoris Report
Medicine works but makes me tired and bloated.
Warnings for people with certain health conditions
For people who have had a recent heart attack: If you’ve had a recent heart attack and have fluid buildup in your lungs, you shouldn’t take this drug. Angiotrofin could worsen your condition by slowing down your heart.
For people with liver disease: Angiotrofin may cause more harm to your liver. Your doctor may monitor your liver function while you’re on this drug.
For people with certain heart problems: You shouldn’t use Angiotrofin if you have sick sinus syndrome or atrioventricular (AV) block unless you have a pacemaker. This drug can rarely cause a very slow heart rate. Your risk for this may be higher if you take other heart medications called beta-blockers or digoxin. If you have heart failure, your symptoms may get worse if you use this drug, especially if also use beta-blockers. If you have heart failure, tell your doctor.
Related Names Source: EMTREE
Angiotrofin ; Cardizem (trade); adizem; aldizem; altiazem; anginyl; angizem; balcor; blocalcin; britiazim; bruzem; calcicard; cardiem; cardil; cardizem; cardizem cd; cardizem sr; carex; cis Angiotrofin; crd 401; d2521; deltazen; dilacor; dilacor xr; dilatam; diloc; dilrene; diltahexal; diltelan; Angiotrofin hydrochloride; dilzem; dilzem retard; dilzene; dinisor; entrydil; herbesser; lacerol hta retard; masdil; surazem; tiamate; tiazac; tildiem; tildiem retard; trans Angiotrofin; anoheal; crd401; slv 324; slv324.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any form of Angiotrofin in the past, or ever suffered from kidney disease, liver disease, or other diseases of the heart or blood vessels such as sick sinus syndrome, aortic stenosis, congestive heart failure, heart block, low blood pressure, or coronary artery disease.
You may not be able to take Angiotrofin, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment, if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Talk to your doctor about consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice while you are taking Angiotrofin. Angiotrofin can interact with grapefruit and grapefruit juice and the interaction may have dangerous effects.
Angiotrofin is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Angiotrofin will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Angiotrofin without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Angiotrofin passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Do not take Angiotrofin without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule.
Never take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Administration of Angiotrofin hydrochloride with digoxin in 24 healthy male subjects increased plasma digoxin concentrations approximately 20%. Another investigator found no increase in digoxin levels in 12 patients with coronary artery disease. Since there have been conflicting results regarding the effect of digoxin levels, it is recommended that digoxin levels be monitored when initiating, adjusting, and discontinuing Angiotrofin hydrochloride therapy to avoid possible over- or under-digitalization (see WARNINGS).
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your blood pressure should be checked regularly to determine your response to Angiotrofin.
Your doctor may ask you to check your pulse (heart rate) daily and will tell you how fast it should be. If your pulse is slower than it should be, call your doctor for directions on taking Angiotrofin that day. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to teach you how to check your pulse.
Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
What is Angiotrofin?
Angiotrofin is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels.
Angiotrofin is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders.
Angiotrofin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Q: I am 75 years old and I have been on Angiotrofin 180mg for one year. Should I be taking a calcium supplement?
A: Angiotrofin (Cardizem and others) is used to lower blood pressure and treat angina (chest pain). The drug belongs to the group of drugs known as calcium-channel blockers because of the way it works. Angiotrofin prevents the flow of calcium in muscle tissue to keep the blood vessels from narrowing, making it easier for the heart to pump blood through the body.
Q: Does Angiotrofin cause my feet to swell?
A: Angiotrofin is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure and angina. Angiotrofin should be taken with a full glass of water either with or without food. Some reports indicate that grapefruit or grapefruit juice may interfere with the absorption of Angiotrofin. Some reports of side effects include dizziness, headache, nausea and tiredness. It is possible that edema or swelling may occur from taking Angiotrofin. Anytime swelling is experienced, it is a good idea to consult with a physician to rule out any serious medical conditions. For more information on Angiotrofin please visit Everyday Health at //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/ Kimberly Hotz, PharmD
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Angiotrofin only for the indication prescribed.
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