Diltiazem

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Diltiazem Overview

Diltiazem (INN) (/dltazm/) is a nondihydropyridine (non-DHP) calcium channel blocker used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and some types of arrhythmia. It relaxes the smooth muscles in the walls of arteries, which opens (dilates) the arteries, allows blood to flow more easily, and lowers blood pressure. Additionally, it lowers blood pressure by acting on the heart itself to reduce the rate, strength, and conduction speed of each beat. It is also used off-label as an effecti...

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Diltiazem and Afib
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My Dr is reducing my diltiazem from 120 twice a day to once a day, and says he is concerned about this water retention. I am on Jed's for the water retention and I am concerned that my heart rate will go bonkers. ## I am concerned that by reducing my daily dose of diltiazem (120)twice a day to just one dose of 120 will cause my heart to go back into Afib.the doctor is concerned with the edema in my legs,he has me on a diuretic.,and has me on just once a day with the 120 dose of diltiazem.( just started). I am also on metropol 75 twice a day. ## It is always best to follow your doctor's instructions and the only thing you can really do is take the dosage they have told you to take and see what happens. Since you are on the other medications, they should help prevent a dangerous s...
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how long does diltiazem take to work
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Dr put me on Diltiazm 24 hr er, . Heart rate was high & has be between 79 to 89 all the time. Sometimes I eat and it go to about 110 - 120 per min. I get up at night and go to bathroom and my heart rate gos fast. I also take Lisinopril-hctz blood pressure . will there be a problem with taking both at same time, an how long does it take for Diltiazem to work? ## It is normal for it to elevate after you eat and when you get up from resting, there's nothing unusual about that. They can both be taken at the same time, and are often prescribed together, to help lower high blood pressure as fast and as safely as possible. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. I actually can't remember when my...
Updated 19 days ago.
 
diltiazem and back pain
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Taking diltiazem and amiodarone plus eloquis. Dilitiazem I take 3x day with a dose of eloquis in morning. I take one more eloquis at night. I have some severe back pain and wonder if the meds can cause it? I have Chrohns too which I suspect could be part of problem. ## Yes, they could cause that as a side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased urination, according to FDA reports. How long have you been taking these medications? Do you take any others?
Updated 22 days ago.
 
Cardizem LA 120
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I tried Cardizem right after my stroke. I felt calm. My BP was good. First I was on Digoxin , which made me crazy. Then I was on Metropol . Neither stopped my A fib. Then I took the Cardizem, but had to quit it because of my insurance. I also tried Cartia and Verapamil. I had heart palpitations and didn't fell Google's. I just got Cardizem approved and am taking it for 5 days. My heart rate is high now ( not the first time) and I feel dizzy, depressed, and fatigued. Do you think the dosage is too high? ## Those can be normal side effects, when starting a new medication in this class, according to the FDA. You may also experience nausea, increased urination, and hypotension. Has there been any change?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
extended release capsules diltiazem 240 mg
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Is it normal to have 4 little white pills inside the capsules? When my friend was taking her meds she found little white pills with her capsules and when she broke a capsule open, she found 4 little white pills inside the capsule. Is there supposed to be these in there or is there supposed to be beads inside? ## If she is taking the extended release, they must be taken whole, not broken open. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. What are the markings on the capsules she is taking?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Diltiaz er xr V.S. Diltiaz er cd
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My new Dr has me on "diltiaz er xr". My previous Dr had me on "diltiaz er cd". Is there a difference? ## They are both the same, just different ways of designating them as being time released. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I am losing my hair which I read may be a side effect of Diltiazem. Is this true.
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Switched from nadolol to diltizem CD 120mg
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I've had severe weight gain after being on nadolol for 2 years without success in diet plans. Dr switched me to diltizem CD 120 mg at bedtime. My heart rate was up to 100-110 today (I just started it last night and stopped the nadolol). How long does it take for it to have a full effect on my system? A few days or weeks? How long before I should tell my Dr to up the dose? Thank you. ## It may take about 4 to 5 weeks for it to reach its full level of efficacy in your body, and things are likely more severe, due to stopping the other medication and switching to the new one. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Diltiazem as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. How are you feeling, now? Has there been any change?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
diltiazem 90 mg 12hr er
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Dilitezam 90mg 12 hour extended release tablets - Do you have to wait 12 hours in between to take it or can you take it twice a day and do like 9am and 5 pm? ## Hello, Aries! How are you? It should be taken 12 hours apart, for example at 9am and 9pm. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
How long to take diltiazem after open heart surgery.
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I am 39 and recently had quintuple bypass surgery. They took one artery out of each arm, a vein from my leg and used my mammoral artery. The surgeon said I would have to take diltiazem for about 3 months post-op so my radial arteries wont pulse and close off. My cardiologist says that I need to be on it for the rest of my life. My surgeon is also a cardiologist. Who should I listen to? Is the cardiologist just saying that to get kickbacks? Three months is a big difference from the rest of my life. ## Hello, Jay! How are you? Generally bypass patients do need to take such a medication for the rest of their lives, your surgeon may have just said it would be 3 months, initially, then you should be reevaluated to see how you are doing. Unless he owns a pharmacy, there is no way for your car...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Actavis Diltiazem Cd
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I have been told by CVS that Diltiazem CD 120 mg cap is discontinued ## I haven't been able to find anything on this, but you are not the first person who has been told that by their pharmacy, so I can only assume that it's correct. The best suggestion I can make in this case is to contact your doctor and ask about getting an alternative medication prescribed. Running out and missing doses could be very dangerous, so you definitely need to avoid doing that. Does anyone know more about this? ## If Diltiazem 180 was discontinued, it's interesting that I just picked up my prescription today. Was told by CVS several months ago that Warfarin in 3mg pills was not available, but I found out it was. They apparently just switched suppliers. ## I have taken Diltiazem CD for about 10 y...
Updated 3 months ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Diltiazem
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 120mg, 180mg, 240mg, 300mg, 360mg, 420mg, 60mg, 90mg
  • Injection: 100mg, 100mg/vial, 25mg, 25mg/vial, 5mg/ml
  • Tablet: 120mg, 30mg, 360mg, 60mg, 90mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 120mg, 180mg, 240mg, 300mg, 360mg, 420mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Diltiazem: (323 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-0318 Diltiazem Hydrochloride 30 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0319 Diltiazem Hydrochloride 60 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0320 Diltiazem Hydrochloride 90 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0321 Diltiazem Hydrochloride 120 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-5112 Diltiazem Hydrochloride 120 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.
  • 0093-5117 Diltiazem Hydrochloride 180 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.
  • 0093-5118 Diltiazem Hydrochloride 240 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.
  • 0093-5119 Diltiazem Hydrochloride 300 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.
  • 0179-0110 Diltiazem Hydrochloride 120 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0187-2612 Tiazac 120 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-2613 Tiazac 180 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-2614 Tiazac 240 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-2615 Tiazac 300 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-2616 Tiazac 360 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-2617 Tiazac 420 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0228-1112 Diltiazem Hydrochloride 120 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-1113 Diltiazem Hydrochloride 180 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-1114 Diltiazem Hydrochloride 240 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-1115 Diltiazem Hydrochloride 300 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-1116 Diltiazem Hydrochloride 360 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 303 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Diltiazem or a similar ingredient: (14 results)


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