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Quote from CASSIEBEL:
Hi JustMe,
I had a similar reaction to a generic. I used to take Cardizem and was having good results with no side effects. Changed to a new ins. and they refilled my script with the generic diltiazem. I had a continous headache, not a bad one, but I had it all the time. My doc gave me samples of the Cardizem and a script for "brand name only" . The headace went away. Doc said it sometimes happens with generics. I take other meds in generic form with no problem.
No wonder so many people (me included) are med phobic.
Cass
This is interesting. My Cardizem "experiment" was filled with Cartia XT. And, I had the exact same headache problem. It started about 2 hours after the drug and lasted the entire day. It did control my BP, though. In fact, it was the first drug I tried that actually made a measurable difference. Perhaps the real Cardizem would have been fine? Oh well, it doesn't matter now. My current "experiment", Benicar, is a keeper.

Pal
Quote from Palamedes:
This is interesting. My Cardizem "experiment" was filled with Cartia XT. And, I had the exact same headache problem. It started about 2 hours after the drug and lasted the entire day. It did control my BP, though. In fact, it was the first drug I tried that actually made a measurable difference. Perhaps the real Cardizem would have been fine? Oh well, it doesn't matter now. My current "experiment", Benicar, is a keeper.

Pal

I'm on BenicarHCT now. I really do love this one (no side effects at all) But my BP is slowly creeping up a little. I'm on the max dose so I don't know what will happen tomorrow when I see the cardio
Cass