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Could my 60 mg X 2 a day of Diltiazem be making my recent worsening palpitations even worse? They certainly aren't helping.

Could my 60 mg X 2 a day of Diltiazem be making my recent worsening palpitations even worse? They certainly aren't helping.

Palpitation/Diltiaza: About 1% of patient experience palpitations on diltiazam. Diltiazam is suppose to slow AV conduction. Sometimes there is tachycardia, extrasystole and AV block. It may exacerbate Wolf Parkinson White syndrome and accessory pathway conduction in a fib/flutter. Call you doctor immediately or go to an ER and left them know. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


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What happens if in sick sinus syndrome if you take diltiazem. Chest pains and palpitations aren't improving with diltiazem. Worried it's sick sinus?

What happens if in sick sinus syndrome if you take diltiazem. Chest pains and palpitations aren't improving with diltiazem. Worried it's sick sinus?

Dangerous: U can't use Av blockers in SSS unless u have a pacemaker, it may control tachycardia but may also worsen bradycardia which may result in stoke, cardiac arrest or demise. ...Read more

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I had been on losartan 50 daily for hypertention for 1 year & recently I had some palpitation & doctor change me to diltiazem sr 90 daily. Is it ok?

I had been on losartan 50 daily for hypertention for 1 year & recently I had some palpitation & doctor change me to diltiazem sr 90 daily. Is it ok?

Probably good: Presumably, your doctor has evidence you have an arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm). The Diltiazem has antiarrhythmic properties which the losartan lacks. ...Read more

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Does Diltiazem often cause Steven johnsons syndrome? What's the occurance rate of SJS from taking this medication?

Does Diltiazem often cause Steven johnsons syndrome? What's the occurance rate of SJS from taking this medication?

SJS: SJS is a severe allergic reaction and can occur following the use of virtually any medication. I don't know the exact incidence with diltiazem but I do know it's exceptionally rare. I prescribe the medication frequently and in >30 years as a cardiologist, I've never seen a case. ...Read more

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Can Diltiazem cause decreased libido?

Can Diltiazem cause decreased libido?

Not likely: Almost any drug can cause almost any side effect. But clinical experience & data collection tell us which side effects are common, or uncommon. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker which relaxes the walls of blood vessels, lowering blood pressure. It also has effects on heart rhythm. Erectile dysfunction is possible, although in some studies the drug had no effect or even improved erections. ...Read more

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How many times have you seen Stevens-Johnson syndrome caused by prescribed Diltiazem?

How many times have you seen Stevens-Johnson syndrome caused by prescribed Diltiazem?

Very rare: The syndrome alone is very rare - one person per million kinda rare. Can occur with any drug but usually a sulfa based drug and very very rare with diltiazem. Probably would have to do a world litature search to find even a few cases related to this drug. ...Read more

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Can sick sinus syndrome be CAUSED by a years use of diltiazem on and off. And prolonged stress?

Can sick sinus syndrome be CAUSED by a years use of diltiazem on and off. And prolonged stress?

No: Diltiazem can exacerbate the impaired cardiac conduction associated with SSS but it doesn't cause it and the effect rapidly wears off when you stop it. ...Read more

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Does diltiazem cause erectical dysfunction? If does what is the alternative for that?

Does diltiazem cause erectical dysfunction? If does what is the alternative for that?

It can.: Any medication can have side effects. Impotence being one of them. Depending on what you are taking the Diltiazem for there may be many alternative medications see your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Can diltiazem cause the same anxiety that beta blockers potentially can?

Can diltiazem cause the same anxiety that beta blockers potentially can?

NO: Beta blockers can reduce the flight or fight response, and if anything reduce anxiety not provoke it. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker and doesn't affect the response to flight or fight or adrenaline, and doesn't affect anxiety positively or negatively. ...Read more

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Difference of Verapamil & Diltiazem? Does Diltiazem cause more Vasodilation? "an intermediate class between phenylalkylamine and dihydropyridines"???

Difference of Verapamil & Diltiazem? Does Diltiazem cause more Vasodilation? "an intermediate class between phenylalkylamine and dihydropyridines"???

Too many individual: Response variables; https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Calcium_channel_blocker has reasonable group overview. Be aware: all the calcium channel blockers, except amlodipine (neutral), in outcome tracking databases, ↑mortality. Best outcomes & lowest mortality rates: optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c ≤ 5.0%, ACE inhibitors (Aceon/Altace) or ARBs combined with carvedilol, carefully adjusted to responses. ...Read more

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Help can cartia xt (diltiazem) 120mg cause throat to close up?

Help can cartia xt (diltiazem) 120mg cause throat to close up?

You can have: A reaction to any medication. If you are having any breathing difficulty, you should go to ER. Even if you are not, and if you are suspecting a reaction to this medication, notify your doctor so you can take another one to treat your problem. ...Read more

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Can Diltiazem cause a lupus titer of 1:320? I also have positive ana and homogeneous pattern. All other blood test were normal.

Can Diltiazem cause a lupus titer of 1:320? I also have positive ana and homogeneous pattern. All other blood test were normal.

Ana positive: Yes it could be related to the meds, Ana us kind of too high, needs to get more specific testing to completely clear the possibility ...Read more

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Can diltiazem be the cause of my cough? I have WPW & myocardial bridging of the coronary arteries

Can diltiazem be the cause of my cough? I have WPW & myocardial bridging of the coronary arteries

Probably not.: Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker and is not usually associated with a cough. ACE inhibitors such as enlapril, lisinopril and captopril have a significant side effect with a cough. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme drugs cause a chemical reaction in the lungs by blocking the conversion of angiotensin 1 to angiotensin 2. Look for other factors like reflux causing the cough. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be taken in place of diltiazem?

What can be taken in place of diltiazem?

Diltiazem: Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker, we have many to choose from. Discuss this with your doctor, I'm sure your dr. Is quite familiar with what is available. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more