A 57-year-old female asked:
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dr put me on diltiazam 24 hr 180 mg side effects of swollen feet, muscle pain , slow heart rate, told dr he said need blood work said no stop taking?

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Dr. Camille Pearte
24 years experience Cardiology
Don't stop your Meds: Do not stop taking your medicine without your doctor. Diltiazem is usually prescribed for high blood pressure. It also lowers and controls heart rate and can be used for that purpose as well. There's usually no danger if your heart rate is > 50. The side effect of swollen feet is fairly common and can get better with time. If not, changing the medication should be done with your doctor.
Answered on Apr 19, 2017
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