Patient’s with Cardizem drips are facing cardiac issues which require close surveillance and monitoring by a nurse. This often means 2 on 1 or perhaps even 1 on 1. At the very least the patient needs to be on a cardiac telemetry monitor so that a telemetry nurse can monitor their rhythm and help you stay aware of any changes they see.What happens when you increase the dose of Cardizem?
As the dose of CARDIZEM tablets is increased from a daily dose of 120 mg (30 mg qid) to 240 mg (60 mg qid) daily, there is an increase in area-under-the-curve of 2.3 times. When the dose is increased from 240 mg to 360 mg, daily, there is an increase in area-under-the-curve of 1.8 times. INDICATIONS AND USAGEWhat is Cardizem used to treat?
What is Cardizem? Cardizem (diltiazem) is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels. Cardizem is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).What is the chemical structure of Cardizem?
The chemical structure is: Diltiazem hydrochloride is a white to off-white crystalline powder with a bitter taste. It is soluble in water, methanol, and chloroform. It has a molecular weight of 450.98. Each tablet of CARDIZEM contains 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, or 120 mg diltiazem hydrochloride.