How Long Does Diltiazem Take To Work

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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 3 months ago in Diltiazem.
Fri, Apr 28 '17, 9:19 PM
Diltiazem 360 er
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At one time I was on Tiazac 360 er and then the pharmacy put me on Diltiazem 360. The Tiazac 360 er is more economical than Diltiazem 360 er. I wanted to switch back to Tiazac 360 er. I have 5 refills left, and I asked the girl at the pharmacy and she said that I would have to have a new prescription. I thought that both of these were generics and I do not understand why I would have to have another prescription. The Tiazac works just as well as Diltiazem. Thanks for your help! ## Hi Dave, Tiazac is actually a brand name of Diltiazem; but I too find it odd that they would make you switch off of something that's working just fine without giving any specific reasoning behind their decision. Instead they just say "here you go!" and that's that. I personally prefer brand nam... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Diltiazem.
Fri, Oct 31 '14, 9:47 AM
diltiazem er cd Verapamil SR
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What is the difference between Verapamil SR 360mg my husband was doing fine on Diltiazem CD ER 240 mg. He has A-fib but the Verapamil is too expensive and we can't afford it at all. ## Hello, MoMo! How are you? Why was his medication changed? Both of them are calcium channel blockers ands if the one he was taking worked well for him, there would be no logical reason to have to change it. ...
Updated 3 years ago in Diltiazem.
Tue, Jan 07 '14, 5:05 PM
switching from Metoprolol ER to Diltiazem CD
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Is it safe to switch from Metoprolol ER to Diltiazem CD without tapering off Metoprolol? And how long does it usually take Diltiazem CD capsules to get me out of AFib eppisode. ## Well, similar to the way the Metoprolol works, Diltiazem is not going to get you out of an A-Fib episode, what it does is help regulate the heart function to help prevent them from occurring to begin with. As to the direct switch, I am not sure and would suggest double checking with your doctor. The Metoprolol can cause rebound effects to your heart rate and blood pressure, if it is stopped abruptly. It may be necessary to taper off of it, or to adjust the initial doses of the Diltiazem to accommodate for this possibility. I had to stop taking Metoprolol abruptly, since I had very bad reactions to it, so my do... ...
Updated 5 years ago in Metoprolol.
Tue, Dec 27 '11, 6:28 PM
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VERAPAMIL HCL & DILTIAZEM
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I have taken verapamil hydrochloride 180/240 for the past 12 months. I had septacemia, infected endocarditis & leaking valve. Within six months bone pain became quite severe & shakes which did not allow holding a cup of tea etc. So I went onto Diltiazem! Everything seems OK but this medication does not seem to reduce blood pressure. In fact initially when I take it every morning it seems to take some time to kick in & I find this quite distressing. Any comments? ## It is normal for any medication to take awhile to start to work, after taking it, but it isn't lowering your blood pressure, it may not be the right medication for you. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased urination. What dosage are you ta... ...
Updated 10 months ago in Verapamil.
Tue, Sep 27 '16, 10:22 PM
DILTIAZ ER (XR) 240/24 cap generic for dilacor. Is this just diltiazem?
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Doctor increased dose from 180 and BP still not budging. Have large red bruises on arms, even small hit will cause great blood spots. Can this be the Dilitaz? ## Hi, Keith! Sorry about the problem you're having. And yes, that could be due to an issue with the medication and you need to contact your doctor about it as soon as possible. They'll need to check it out to ensure that it's not a serious health complication starting and you'll most likely need to switch to a different medication. I'm not sure why they just increased the dosage, if it wasn't working to begin with, then just trying a different medication is usually the best approach. How long have you been taking it? ## I was taking TAZTIA 180 for a long time, and it didn't really help much, then Dr. s... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Diltiazem.
Wed, May 14 '14, 1:33 PM
What Does Sa Mean On A Prescription
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diltiazem 120mg sa cap. What does the sa stand for. ## The SA stands for sustained action, which means it's a time released formulation, rather than a regular release, so it helps maintain better blood pressure control. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was recently put on Diltiazem 120 SA, 11 days ago..I was on Lisinopril for about 4 yrs. as well as lorazepam...My heart rate was elevated..So the Dr did the change. My question is, Does it take the new drug time to work? I checked my numbers after my 3 mi walk today, and I was 143 82 w 108 Heart rate. It was like this yesterday, 145 81 88 HR than 5 hrs later it was 134 78 87HR...I have also had to go careful with my Lorazepam since I started this drug..I have .5 tablets that I take one and one half or up to 2 of these 3 ti... ...
Updated 5 years ago in Diltiazem.
Tue, Mar 20 '12, 10:08 AM
Cartia xt replacement
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Iecently been told by my pharmacy that Cartia xt is no longer on the market. My physician precribed Dialtiazen as a replacement. This has led to numerous side effects previously not related to cartia xt. I'm looking for some adice ! ## Everyone having problems trying to find a replacement for Cartia XT. It needs to be made again and fast IMO. Still trying different genertics ## I too was just switched from Cartia xt to diltiazem, and have felt sickish' ever since starting it last Tuesday.....I'm even having chest pain/shortness of breath, feel almost like I have the flu each time I take it and really weak...I'm so upset because I work at JCPenny and this time of year is diffcult enough at my job, without this new added problem...I was feeling perfect until the med switch... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Cartia XT.
Fri, Jul 07 '17, 3:32 PM
Taztia Vs Diltiaz
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is generic taztia as good as the brand diltiaz? ## They both contain the active ingredient Diltiazem, which is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions, so they should also work the same. This medication may cause side effects, such as: nausea, headache, stomach pain and dizziness. Learn more: Are there any other questions or comments? ...
Updated 5 years ago in Diltiazem.
Sun, Aug 28 '11, 3:46 PM
Atenolol Re
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is Atenolol 100mg the same than Nor Tenol 100mg, the label on the box reads: Atenolol 100g Nor Tenol 100g, Thanks ## From what I'm finding, Nortenol contains the active ingredient Diltiazem. Learn more Diltiazem details here. So it seems that what you may have is a combination medication that contains both the Diltiazem and Atenolol. This is often done to help get better control of someone's blood pressure. Learn more Atenolol details here. Was this medication prescribed for you? ## Thanks for replying, yes 10years ago I was prescribed with Propanolol at first and some years latter the doctor change it to Atenolol 100mg daily which has worked fine with me, but I came for visiting to the United States and brougth my pills but now I am planning to stay 2 weeks longer and beeing no... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Atenolol.
Wed, Jan 09 '13, 6:56 AM
SEE PERCOCET PILLS
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93 319 ## Anything special we should see about them? I mean, other than the fact that pill you posted is NOT PERCOCET! Not any type of narcotic at all! Pill Image This pill is Diltiazem 60mgs, a generic for Cardizem CD, Dilacor XR, Tiazac and many others. This is a calcium channel blocker, it reduces the work load on the heart and can help lower high blood pressure and angina attacks. ## Wats wierd i hav a pill it sayz 93-6 and its naproxen. That the pill i thought u were refering to. ## I've found 2 pills with 44 an 104 on bottom as I was clean my children room what is it ...
Updated 2 months ago in Percocet.
Thu, Jun 15 '17, 5:02 AM


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