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A 55-year-old male asked:

Colon dr wrote me diltiazem gel in petroleum base 2% but pharmacies never heard of this drug. is this available or need to be compounded?any feedback

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Diltiazem gel: It is used for anal fissure, but I am not sure that this formulation exist in the us.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Diltiazem: The drug is a calcium channel blocker and is used to control angina or high blood pressure. The petroleum base makes ut easier to apply to the chest.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. James Strader
Cardiology 23 years experience
It has to be compounded; you'll have to go to a compounding pharmacy specifically.
Oct 24, 2013
Last updated Oct 24, 2013
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