Drug interactions are reported among people who take Cardizem and Xarelto together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Cardizem and Xarelto. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,671 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Cardizem has active ingredients of diltiazem hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Cardizem 20,325 users)
Xarelto has active ingredients of rivaroxaban. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Xarelto 53,959 users)
On Sep, 16, 2016
1,671 people who take Cardizem, Xarelto are studied.
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I was diagnosed with hyperinflation of the lungs one week after having an ablation procedure on my heart. It was a little confusing, because the surgeon accidentally nicked my lung with a catheter, causing a pneumothorax (collapsed lung). The first week after my ablation, I felt great, and all of my vital signs were good. Then, days before my follow-up, I started having difficulty breathing and chest discomfort. The medical student (!) who called me 4 days after my follow up chest X-ray told me I had hyperinflation of the lungs, and said it was probably due to COPD or emphysema, neither of which I have. He couldn't answer any questions. I'm a non-smoker, and when I'm tested, my 02 level is always between 98 and 100. I was running and swimming with no problem until recently. Somehow, intuitively, I stopped taking Cardizem yesterday, and as of today, I feel like I am improving. I left a message for my electrocardiologist letting him know that I have stopped taking that calcium channel blocker. My question is: why isn't this listed as a possible side-effect? Did I miss that warning somehow? I went through days and nights of discomfort and worry because I couldn't breathe. But as of today, I feel like I'm improving. It was a comfort to find this group.
On eHealthMe, Cardizem (diltiazem hydrochloride) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is often used to treat atrial fibrillation/flutter. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.
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