Diltiazem

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Diltiazem Overview

Diltiazem, sold under the brand name Cardizem among others, is a calcium channel blocker medication used to treat high blood pressure, angina, and certain heart arrhythmias.[4] It may also be used in hyperthyroidism if beta blockers cannot be used.[4] It is taken by mouth or injection into a vein.[4] When given by injection, effects typically begin within a few minutes and last a few hours.[4] Common side effects include swelling...

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Diltiazem Hydrochloride Extended Release Capsules

Not sure what they are for. ## How long does it take for diltia XT 180mg 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...

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Diltiazem 120mg...super sleepy

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. ## Might be too much. Check your blood pressure.

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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 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...

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Diltiazem ER 180 to 240 dose

Hello, I am taking the 180 and about to run out, and have some 240 mgs left. Can i take them until my 180s get filled? Would there be any problems? They are the same except the dosage. ## Hello, Donald! How are you? It would be best not to raise your dosage, without your doctor's approval. Taking a higher dose could result in your experienced nausea, dizziness, lowered blood pressure and lowered heart rate, as reported by the FDA, which may put your life in danger. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Use a good pill cutter. Cut them in half. ## That's probably not a good idea since "ER" means "Extended Release" - they are likely coated to be time released and if you cut them in half, the dosage would take effect too much at one time. If the tablets don...

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Cardizem LA 120

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? ## Cartizem takes time. And if not working good u need higher dose

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Diltiazem isn't supposed to cause sexual dysfunction, but ...

I was put on Metoprolol last year for sinus tach, but after a couple of months on the medicine I began to experience sexual dysfunction. I was then put on a lower dose, but while the sexual dysfunction improved it did not control my sinus tach at all. I was then put on Diltiazem 180 mg. The heart rate lowered and things were great for a week or so but then the sexual dysfunction returned. My doctor lowered the dose to 120mg, the sinus tach is still improved but the sexual dysfunction is still here. My wife has mentioned that it is bothering her. I'm going to see my doctor on Monday. I feel I have three options. 1. Keep things as they are and hope the SD gets better, 2. Try a different medicine or 3. ask the doc to allow me to stop taking a med for sinus tachycardia. Apparently my sy...

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Diltiazem ER 120 and Rosuvastatin

Diltiazem 120 having no effect for frequent PVC’s. I stopped my statin and PVC’s disappeared after about a week. I then stopped the Diltiazem and PVC’s returned. Back on Diltiazem and all good again. Is it possible that Rosuvastatin is somehow blocking the effect of my calcium channel blocker? ## Rosuvastatin has been known to cause some heartbeat irregularities in some people that take it, though it isn't common, so it is possible that it is causing an issue, or worsening your existing issue, beyond the capability of the Diltiazem to control it. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Have you consulted your doctor? You may need to switch to a different medication, or stop taking statins altogether. ## Thanks. Have an ap...

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Diltiazem 120mg tablets vs capsules

Is there a difference between the drug Diltiazem 120mg taking tablets or capsules? ## Wow! Here was a really personal question, and I can't wait to see answers. I started taking 30 mg tablets three times a day for a total of 90 mg. When 120 mg capsules became available, I was switched to one a day. That dosage controlled my tachycardia well for some time, but then I was diagnosed with a defective aortic heart valve, and I rejected replacement, preferring to risk failure rather than accept the negative aspects of replacement. After continued control of tachycardia for a year or more, the episodes increased, and since I maintained refusal of valve replacement, my cardiologist, with some trepidation, increased the diltiazem to two times a day for a total of 240 mg a day. The episodes a...

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Please help: Dilt-CD 240mg capsule VERSUS Diltiazem ER (CD) 240mg Cap

Hello. Please help. I am responsible for my father's medication and I recently switched from community pharmacy to mail order. For years he has been taking Dilt-CD 240mg Capsule made by Apotex. The shipment just arrived and I received Diltiazem ER (CD) 240mg CAP (24hr) made by Actavis. Please can someone tell me if these are in fact the same thing only made by two different companies? Or, what I need to explain to the mail order company to have it fixed? I am concerned to give him this new medication, but he is out of his old pills. Thank you in advance for your information. ## Dilt-CD and Diltiazem ER are not the same thing. When the Cardizem LA which I was taking became unavailable, the pharmacy switched me to Diltiazem ER. The Diltiazem ER did not control my irregular heartbeat w...

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Switched from nadolol to diltizem CD 120mg

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? ## I was on it durin...

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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: (474 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)

Related Diltiazem Topics:

Diltiazem CD, XR & ER
What is the difference between diltiazem CD, diltiazem XR and diltiazem ER? Can you refer me to a website where I could ... 74 replies
Diltiazem Hydrochloride Extended Release Capsules
Not sure what they are for. ## How long does it take for diltia XT 180mg to leave your system and side effects to subsid... 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... 8 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 - 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... 6 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... 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 lingering side effects
How long does it take for the side effects to go away after discontinuing the drug? I stopped it one week ago and contin... 4 replies
Diltiazem ER 180 to 240 dose
Hello, I am taking the 180 and about to run out, and have some 240 mgs left. Can i take them until my 180s get filled? W... 3 replies
Diltiazem 120mg tablets vs capsules
Is there a difference between the drug Diltiazem 120mg taking tablets or capsules? ## Wow! Here was a really personal qu... 3 replies




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