Diltiazem

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Diltiazem Overview

Diltiazem (INN) (/dltazm/) is a nondihydropyridines (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 effect...

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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?
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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?
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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...
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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 9 days ago.
 
Ran out of Diltiazem
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I ran out of my Diltiazem, have missed 2 does and will miss 2 more before my medication arrives in the mail. The Dr is closed today Sunday and Monday for ML King day. Is this dangerous to withdraw this med for 4-5 days? ## Unfortunately yes, there can be some risks related to missing doses, according to the FDA, including elevated blood pressure and heart rate, which could put you in danger. If you begin to experience severe dizziness, chest pain, or a pounding headache, please seek medical attention. In the future, it is always best to request your refill a few days, before you will run out, to ensure that you don't miss any doses. How are you doing? Did you experience any problems?
Updated 28 days ago.
 
How far apart can I take 60 mg of cartizem
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I take a cartizem 180 er in the morning. I had a cardiac ablation just about two months ago and I'm experiencing a more rapid heart rate than normal that goes on for about 3 hrs. I took a 60 mg cartizem at 12:00. When can I take another one? I'm still experiencing rapid on and off heart rate. ## Hello, Julie! How are you? I am sorry about the problem you're experiencing. When is the rapid heart rate occurring? Is it any specific time of day? After eating? After certain activities? You should not adjust your dosage, without your doctor's approval. While I know these experiences are scary, you need to get in and see them, as soon as possible, before making any changes, or adding more doses. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nau...
Updated 29 days ago.
 
diltiazem 120 + lasix 80 + inspra 25
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Just had back surgery. My blood pressure has been low so I stopped taking the diltiazem and cut the lasix in half to 40 mg plus the inspra 25 mg. My blood pressure is good during the day and at night is 115/70. Is this the right thing to do? ## Hello, Lou! How are you doing? Has there been any change? Did your doctor approve these dosage adjustments? The biggest concern is that if you drop the dosage of these medications too abruptly, or stop one suddenly, it could result in a rebound effect, according to the NIH, which could cause the exact opposite problem of dangerously elevated blood pressure and heart rate. If the occurs, it could place you at risk of heart attack, or stroke. How low has it been, since the surgery? Are you on any other medications? ## Thanks for the input I'm b...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
diltiazem
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What is the difference between diltiazem CD, diltiazem XR and diltiazem ER? Can you refer me to a website where I could research this information? ## There is no difference, it's just different abbreviations for the same thing, a time released version of the medication, some places will us CR, ER or XR, there is no definitive way that it has to be done. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker used to treat hypertension and angina. You can read more here: Do you have any other questions? ## Not quite true. These are indeed all timed release versions of diltiazem, but they all use different drug delivery systems and are released into the body at different rates. You can verify this if you look at the professional write-ups on each drug. For example, diltiazem CD, which is generic for t...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Diltiazem - 120mg - Tired and Fatigued
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I have been on this drug for 6 months due to an AFIB episode. Before taking this medication I was never likely to nap or being drowsy during the day. On this medication I feel like I need a nap daily and non motivated. My PCP and Cardiologist say it is a side effect that my body will adapt to, but with me that is not the case. I wake up tired after a good night's rest. I am going to the Doc to see if I can switch, but have anyone else have had this? ## Hello, JB! How are you doing? Did they switch you to a different medication? I had similar problems with many blood pressure medications. It took about a year to find ones I could take that wouldn't make me miserable, after I had congestive heart failure. Other side effects to this medication, as listed by the FDA, may possibly in...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Hip and leg pain from diltiazem
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Taking diltiazem 180 ER at bedtime. Just started 75mg HCTZ in morning for edema in ankles and feet. I am wondering if the pain in my ankles and hip and the edema is being caused by the diltiazem I have been taking apx 6 months, I have had the pain that long but no edema. The diltiazem was control on my BP nicely. ## Hello, Charlie! How are you? It is possible, it has been known to cause such symptoms as side effects, according to the FDA. It may also cause headache, nausea, dizziness, increased urination and hypotension. It might be better to speak to your doctor about trying a different medication, rather than adding more medications. Unfortunately, there have been many cases, where someone has been given another medication to treat the side effects caused by a different one…. an...
Updated 5 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: (306 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
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Other drugs which contain Diltiazem or a similar ingredient: (14 results)


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