Cardizem CD

When and How to Take Cardizem CD

General considerations for when and how to take Cardizem CD include the following:
  • The medication comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
  • You can take Cardizem CD with or without food.
  • The capsules are extended-release and should not be opened, broken, or chewed. Be sure to swallow them whole.
  • The medication should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For Cardizem CD to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medicine will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dose of Cardizem CD your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Cardizem CD Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Cardizem CD

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Cardizem CD. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects seen with this medication include but are not limited to:
  • Headache
  • Slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Swelling or water retention, especially in the hands, feet, or lower leg (edema)
  • Weakness.
(Click Cardizem CD Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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