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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120mg diltiazem er
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i habve been taking this for years in the AM, now my Dr. wants to "add" a PM dose as well. should I be using non-er instead?
Updated 4 days ago.
 
DILTIZEN HCL ER COATED BE 240CP 24
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I WAS TAKIN 180 ER TIME RELISED CAPSULE AN THEY UP THIS TO DILTIAZEN HCL ER COATED BE 240 CP 24 IS THIS A CAPSULE AND IS THE SAME STUFF INSIDE THE SAME AND ALSO THE SAME STUFF THE CAPSULE IS MADE OF EVEN BY DIFFERENT COMPANY'S? ## Hello, Betty! How are you? Did you mean Diltiazem, which is used to treat high blood pressure and some cardiac conditions? If so, then yes, the medication is the same, they just raised your dosage from what you've listed. 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 17 days ago.
 
diltiazem adjusting
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I was just wondering how long it takes for the body to adjust. I am suffering from sore throat swollen neck glands and sinus issues. ## Hello, Liz! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems you're experiencing. It can take about 4 to 5 weeks for your body to get used to the medication and for the side effects to taper off, before going away entirely. As reported by the FDA, you may also experience nausea, headache, dizziness and increased urination. If there is no improvement after that time frame, you should consult your prescriber, as it may not be the right medication for you to take. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Low bp in morning
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Should I take Diltiazem at night 180mg as sometimes my bp is low inthe morning ## Hello, Holly! How are you? How low is it? You may need to adjust the time of day that you take, if your doctor approves, taking it earlier in the day may help prevent that. The FDA lists its other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and increased urination. It is normal for it to be lower in the morning, when you first wake up, but it depends on how low. Is it causing you any symptoms, such as dizziness or nausea?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
diltiazem 180 er /diltiazem 24 er 180 mg
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Are these difference medicines or are they the same? ## From what you've listed, they are the same, the second one just includes the 24 to designate that it's to be taken once daily. 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?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Diltiazem first day
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Doctor switched my bp mess from BisoproloI to Diltiazem. I took my first dose of Diltiazem today and by this afternoon I started getting upset stomach bad headache and now very nauseous. I'm wondering if I am coming down with stomach virus or is it new med? Wondering what to do? I wouldn't think the Diltiazem would be making me sick since I just started it. ## Hello, Redbird! Are you feeling any better? It could be either/or. You may be sick, or it could be withdrawal effects from stopping the Bisoprolol and starting the new medication. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Diltiazem hcl sa caps 180mg vs Carti XT caps 180mg
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I use to take Cardizem cd 180mg. I have lots of trouble with generics. I was switched to Diltiazem hcl sa caps some time ago (mfg TEVA) and have been doing fine. When picking up my scrips today, I was given Cardia XT (mfg Watson Labs) will I notice any difference? Are the fillers similar? ## Hello, Jackie! How are you? There are quite a few differences in the inactive ingredients, so if you're sensitive to them, you may experience some issues, but the only way to find out is to actually try it and see. What types of problems do you usually have with generics? The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. ## Nausea, coughing, feel like coming down with flu, some brain fog. Did try can...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Diltiazem ER 180 MG
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My dad just started taking the DiltiazemER180 MG. His heart rate has been running near 130. His doctor has told him to start taking the 240 mg. My question is if he goes to a higher dose, will that increase his heart rate more or is it possible let that it will slow it down? I'm not a doctor but I don't understand how upping the dosage will help. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. ## Hello, Rhonda! How are you? This medication has been known to cause elevated heart rate as a side effect, but most side effects are transient and wear off, as someone's body gets used to the medication. As listed by the FDA, he may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and orthostatic hypotension. Once his body adjusts, in theory his heart rate should lower, as ...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Is this a side effect of Diltiazem 180mg?
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I feel that since taking Diltiazem twice a day 180mg in the morning and 180mg in the evening my nose has gone completely dry. I used to have a very runny nose, constantly wiping. Since this dryness I keep getting sinus infections. ## Hello, Doreen! How are you? Yes, that is listed by the FDA as a possible side effect of this medication. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. If you are getting repeated infections, you may want to speak to your doctor about trying a different medication. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 4 months ago.
 
can i take diltiazem with sulfameth trimethoprim
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I take diltiazem xr and need to take sulfameth/trimethoprim is this ok ## Hello, Jo annn! How are you? Is your doctor aware that you have been prescribed both? The antibiotic could actually increase the efficacy of the Diltiazem, causing your blood pressure and heart rate to be a bit lower than normal. It isn't that they can't be taken together, but your doctor needs to know you're taking both and they should be monitoring you. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this antibiotic as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.
Updated 4 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: (262 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
  • 242 more results ...

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


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