FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: CARTIA XT

User Comments:


For High Blood Pressure “I’ve been on Cardia XT for 1 year… Yes, pass the side affects please… Occasional dizziness, light headiness, some minor weight gain, but watching what I eat — getting into the gym… GIVE UP THE SALT — Processed foods are also sodium filled….The fatigue is awful on most days – I just have to get that nap in — but preferably not in Atlanta traffic… but overall — it definitely does it’s job! blood pressure is excellent most days — My blood pressure was 200/120 triggering A-FIB landed me in ER/Intensive Care last November for 4 days… YIKES!!!! This morning’s pressure was 112/80… AMAZING!!!”

ladyjred November 3, 2016


For Atrial Flutter “I had a terrible reaction to Cartia XT’s formulation of Cardizem, when my usual manufacturer, PAR who also makes Cardizem capsules, was not in stock at my pharmacy.So they substituted Cartia XT’s formulation of Cardizem; I began having extreme racing, more than usual AF, and it continued to recur within about an hour after taking it each day. It was very alarming, because PAR manufacturer of Cardizem never gave me a bad reaction and I had been taking it for years.Pharmacists who try to tell you that all generics are the same but that is misleading. the main ingredient prescription drug must be the same as the brand; but the manufacturer can vary the remaining ingredients; and it is very difficult to find out what they are.”

Jo Jose October 4, 2016


For Supraventricular Tachycardia “Took this medication to help my SVT. Made my heart skip beats and I felt like I was going to have a heart attack. Worst experience of my life. Never helped lower my heart rate. Lopressor never worked for me either.”

Jackeh12 (taken for less than 1 month) September 29, 2016


For High Blood Pressure “Taking the slow release, 120 mg version. I take it at night about 30 minutes before bedtime. Averts any dizziness since I am going to bed to sleep. BP has been good 125/80 generally. resting pulse of about 60. Thankfully I am optimal weight and I exercise 4 to 5 times weekly, mostly a 2 mile walk each time and about 50 situps. Drinking lots of water to stay hydrated. mild constipation so I eat a cup of yogurt at least every other day.”

Bulldogjr March 24, 2016


For High Blood Pressure “occasional dizziness but drug works”

oldie but goody (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 15, 2015


For Supraventricular Tachycardia “I am currently taking Cartia XT 120mg once a day, and it is a mixed bag for me. I am still experiencing an elevated HR multiple times per day, and very light headed all day long. I do not feel right at all. I have also tried metropolol and lisinipril, having the best results from the latter, but it did not address my HR.”

Dante31 September 20, 2015

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