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Diltiazem, sold under the trade name Cardizem among others, is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure, angina, and certain heart arrhythmias.[1] It may also be used in hyperthyroidism if beta blockers cannot be used.[1] It is taken by mouth or injection into a vein.[1] When given by injections effects typically begin within a few minutes and last a few hours.[1] Common side effects include swelling, dizziness...

Capsule is brown and white with letters APO on the white side, and numbers 016 on the brown side. I watn to know the dosage of these caplules ## The pill in description is Diltiazem hydrochloride XR (240 mg). To view information about this drug, please click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ...

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Diltiazem Cd

how to safely wean off the Diltiazem extended release. nurse practitioner said skip a day for a week and then two days for another week and, finally, stop. is this safe? ## If that's what she instructed you to do, it would be best to follow them, since she is your medical practitioner. Learn more Diltiazem details here. Another way to stop theses types of medications is to gradually lower the dosage for awhile, but that isn't always possible. Is it being replaced with another medication, or just stopped entirely? ## i've been off the medication for 3 weeks now. reduced the dosage over a short time and feel wonderful since i've been off. Thanks for you replay. ## not being replaced. lowered dosage over a short period of time and have now been off for 3 weeks. feeling much... ...

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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 people. Where can i find more info about this? ## Can somebody explain to me what the differences are between Diltiazem CD 180mg Cap(sule?) vs. Diltiazem HCL ER 180mg Cap(sule?). If I remember correctly, a pharmacist told me that the ER stood for extended release and that the CD type of the medication was quite different, but I'm not sure about that. TYIA. ## I'm sorry to post that to somebody's question. I don't know how to delete it but will post it as a different topic. Sorry for the duplicate post. ## As above-besides $40 what is difference between Diltiazem HCL er(cd) and Diltiazem cd(dilt cd) 180 mg daily dose ## All I can tell you is, I have taken C... ...

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Diltiazem 360 er

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... ...

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diltiazem er 180

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? ...

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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 me.My doc says it shouldnt be from the medicine i think not anyone have the same results or have any answers. Thanks ## Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker that is commonly used to treat high blood pressure and cardiac conditions. As to the problems you are experiencing, blurry vision and dizziness can be common side effects to this class of medications. However, the rash could be a sign that you are having a mild allergic reaction to it. You should really contact your doctor, again to discuss the matter, because this is probably not the right medication for you and there are other options available that you can try. Learn more: Are there any other comments or ques... ...

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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 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... ...

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Rhoxal Diltiazem

I have taken this pill before bedtime to keep my blood presure down for about 5 months after i had a stroke now i have a sore ankle when i walk or stand on it could this be one of the side effects? ## Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker and yes, there is a possibility that it is causing the problem, by causing some fluid retention in your ankle. Have you consulted your doctor about it? If that is what is causing the problem, it is very important that you be switched to a different medication. ...

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Diltiazem and Afib

My Dr is reducing my diltiazem from 120 twice a day to once a day, and says he is concerned about this water retention. I am on Jed's for the water retention and I am concerned that my heart rate will go bonkers. ## I am concerned that by reducing my daily dose of diltiazem (120)twice a day to just one dose of 120 will cause my heart to go back into Afib.the doctor is concerned with the edema in my legs,he has me on a diuretic.,and has me on just once a day with the 120 dose of diltiazem.( just started). I am also on metropol 75 twice a day. ## It is always best to follow your doctor's instructions and the only thing you can really do is take the dosage they have told you to take and see what happens. Since you are on the other medications, they should help prevent a dangerous s... ...

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Diltiazem ER 180 MG

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 ... ...

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Diltiazem Er Color

the capsul is purple andcream andthe word mylan and under it the #5280 and rather large caps thank you jean ## Yes, this capsule contains 180mgs of Diltiazem in a time released formulation. Side effects may include: nausea, headache, dizziness and stomach pain. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help you with? ...

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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 subside and long did it take? ## Hi Tee, While I don't have personal experience with this particular drug, I did want to add that one of the severe side effects related to Diltiazem is a rash. Does this sound like what you are referring to when you mention "reddening of the skin"? You can view a list of the "severe" side effects posted below: -swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, hands, arms, feet, ankles, or lower legs -difficulty breathing or swallowing -fainting -rash -yellowing of the skin or eyes -nausea -extreme tiredness -unusual bleeding or bruising -lack of energy -loss of appetite -pain in the upper right part of the stomach -flu-like sympt... ...

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120mg diltiazem er

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? ## It can be dosed that way, if deemed necessary by your doctor. Some people need a higher dose, or have to split up doses to get better control of their medical conditions. 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? ...

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Diltiazem first day

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? ...

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co diltiazem t 120mg

I was prescribed tiazac xc 120 mg for high blood pressure and I was recently prescribed by my physician co-diltiazem t 120 mg. I would like to know if these are the same drug? I am somewhat confused! The latter is a purple capsule. please identify if there is a difference! ...

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Ran out of Diltiazem

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? ...

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 Diltiazem + Enalapril

Enalapril, sold under the brand name Vasotec among others, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure, diabetic kidney disease, and heart failure.[1] For heart failure, it is generally used with a diuretic, such as furosemide.[2] It is given by mouth or by injection into a vein.[1] Onset of effects are typically within an hour when taken by mouth and last for up to a day.[1] Common side effects include headache, tiredness,...
diltiazem adjusting

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? ...

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Actavis Diltiazem Cd

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... ...

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