Doctor insights on:
Coming Off Diltiazem
Pharmacokinetics: CArdizem CD basically is long acting. Typically this form is to be taken once/day as it is supposed to give you coverage for 24 hours. The other one, by "we" I think you mean short-acting Cardizem (typically comes in 30 mg and 60 mg tablets), is short-acting, and faster acting, but out of systems usually within 6 hrs, so in some cases can be give three or 4 times/day. Active ingredient same. ...Read more
Controlled Delivery: Diltiazem is available in many different forms and has several brand and generic names. The “CD” following diltiazem stands for Controlled Delivery, which has an extended duration of action. For example, Diltiazem CD only needs to be taken once a day, while other formulations may need to be taken twice daily. Diltiazem can be used to treat high blood pressure and abnormal heart rates and rhythms ...Read more
Does Diltiazem often cause Steven johnsons syndrome? What's the occurance rate of SJS from taking this medication?
Stopped taking Diltiazem for 3 weeks to see if could do without.. but historic symptoms have returned, can I just start taking them again?
Diltiszem: You should be able to go back to it. You should let your Dr know what happened. ...Read more
How long does it takes for ones body to get used to the effects of diltiazem 120mg extended release? I have to take it once a day in the morning.
Diltiazem: Diltiazem, a nonhydropyridine calcium channel blocker, is used to treat blood pressure and certain supraventricular cardiac arrhythmias. It is well tolerated and very infrequently has to be discontinued due to excessive lowering of blood pressure or severe slowing of the heart rate. Any other side effects are unusual and I'm confident you'll not feel differently taking it. Your dose is low. ...Read more