Diltiazem

Category: Chest Pain (Angina)



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...

Read more Diltiazem Details
Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diltiazem

Recent Diltiazem Forums: RSS Feed

diltiazem
70 Replies RSS
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 12 days ago.
 
diltiazem 120 + lasix 80 + inspra 25
1 Reply RSS
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?
Updated 20 days ago.
 
Diltiazem - 120mg - Tired and Fatigued
4 Replies RSS
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 1 month ago.
 
Hip and leg pain from diltiazem
1 Reply RSS
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 2 months ago.
 
Diltiazem Hydrochloride Extended Release Capsules
5 Replies RSS
not sure ## How long does it take for diltiaXT180mg to leave your system and side effects to subside? ## My doctor started me on Diltiazem HCL time released beads 240/CP24 in January of 2012. Over time the meds continued to make me dizzy and the headaches would come and go. My doctor said it was my body adjusting to my blood pressure. My BP went down but not as much as I wanted. My insurance plan covers this med so I don't have to pay for it. On 3/24/11 was not feeling well because of the headaches and dizziness so I went to the ER. The ER doc asked me why I was taking Diltiazem......I told her that's what my doctor prescribed. My heart is fine. After checking me out she prescribed Hydralazine 10 mg and I was discharged. Took them the next day and there were no headaches. Saw my...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Diltiazem 120mg...super sleepy
1 Reply RSS
I've been taking diltiazem 120 milligrams once in the morning and once at night. I've been taking it for several months and I can never fully wake up I feel super sleepy all the time my doctor said to try to start taking it at night only. When will that other extra dose get out of my system and when will I possibly feel more awake? ## It may take a week, or two, before things fully settle back down and you really start to feel better. Have you ever checked your blood pressure, while feeling that sleepy? While this medication can cause drowsiness and dizziness as side effects, according to the FDA, it shouldn't be that severe. You may be experiencing very low blood pressure.
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Diltiazem 120 mg. switching from twice a day to once a day
2 Replies RSS
Per cardiologist, am changing from Diltiazem ER twice daily to once daily dosing due to sinus bradycardia (48 bpm). How do I make the switch? ## Hello, Marianne! How are you? Unless your doctor instructed otherwise, you should just make a clean switch. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Verwon, Thank you for your response, but still wondering... Since I am still taking the twice a day dosage of the 120 mg. Diltiazem and the cardiologist has switched me to the twice a day dosage (different pills), do I skip the second (evening) dose of the BID pills (coral colored) and then start the next morning with the new once a day pills (green).? ...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Diltiazem - Sinus Issues
2 Replies RSS
I have been on Diltiazem for two months and my sinuses are dried up and I am totally stuffed up all the time. Could this be a side affect of taking this drug. I have tried everything else to figure out why this is happening (Catscan, etc) without success. ## Yes, congestion can be a side effect of most of these types of medications that are used to treat high blood pressure and cardiac issues. The FDA lists other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Have you tried anything to clear up the congestion? I've found that Mucinex sometimes helps, you may want to ask your doctor about trying it. ## Thanks...I will investigate Mucinex.
Updated 7 months ago.
 
stopping Diltiazem 240mg ER at once
1 Reply RSS
I had thyroid removed and 1 parathyroid removed in December 2014 because of a multinodular goiter . It was diagnosed by cardiologist as I had hyperthyroidism with a constant resting heart rate of over 90bpm and have remained on it after surgery and being put on 75mg of levothyroxin . Side effects have been getting so bad that I went off diltiazem a few days ago and after second day my energy level and overall well being started to come back. So I know I need dosage adjusted downward. However, I can't adjust til I see Dr. So that's the reason for the question ## Hello, Kate! How are you? You shouldn't stop such a medication abruptly, as the FDA reports that it may cause a rebound effect, which could include elevated heart rate and blood pressure and that could result in heart...
Updated 7 months ago.
 
white oblong pill watson 778 score on other side
1 Reply RSS
What kind of pill is it is it for pain or what kind of treatment is it for ## Hello, Lolo! How are you? Watson lists this pill as containing 120mgs of Diltiazem, which is used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 7 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: (301 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
  • 281 more results ...

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


Possibly related Diltiazem Topics:

diltiazem What is the difference between diltiazem CD, diltiazem XR and diltiazem ER? Can you refer me to a website where I could ... 70 replies
Diltiazem (inwood) Im taking diltiazem (inwood)240 mg sa cap and im having something like a rash on my face and my eyes have been bothering... 8 replies
diltiazem cd er I have been told by my Neurologist that this drug Diltiazem cd can cause Parkinson like symptoms in a small group of peo... 6 replies
Diltiazem Hydrochloride Extended Release Capsules not sure ## How long does it take for diltiaXT180mg to leave your system and side effects to subside? ## My doctor start... 5 replies
Diltiazem 240mg C Cap Acta I need the side effects of this high blood pressure drug ## Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker, so it may cause side... 5 replies
Diltiazem - 120mg - Tired and Fatigued 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... 4 replies
Diltiazem xt 180 mg Has anyone had the reddening of the skin due to peripheral vaso dilation, if so when med. Was discontinued did it subsid... 4 replies
diltiazem and nicorandil safe dosage I have been prescribed nicorandl 10mg 2 a day , but l allready take diltiazem 60mg 2 a day .l feel nervous to take them ... 3 replies
Diltiazem/nosebleedsFWJB Since I started diltiazem 8 days ago I have had 4 nose bleeds. Is that coincidence or could the drug be causing the nose... 3 replies
diltiazem and atenolol Been taking (NEW) Diltiazem 180 mg 24 hr time release caps as well as tapering atenolol (was 100mg daily) had horrible s... 3 replies