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Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Diltiazem: Diltiazem is a medicine which lowers the blood pressure but also lowers the heart rate. This gives it an extra advantage but also means that people on this drug should be monitored by a cardiologist for slow heart rates. There are also multiple drug interactions with this drug. It is quite safe when prescribed by an eerie need doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Diltiazem Hydrochloride (Definition)

Diltiazem hydrochloride is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more


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What happens if someone takes flecainide and diltiazem hydrochloride?

What happens if someone takes flecainide and diltiazem hydrochloride?

Hopefully not much: If prescribed by your physician, hopefully not much other than keep the arrhythmia away. ...Read more

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Is diltiazem hydrochloride 2% cream suitable for breastfeeding?

Is diltiazem hydrochloride 2% cream suitable for breastfeeding?

yes: I couldn't find any data on what percentage, if any systemic absorption occurs with Diltiazem cream, however, oral Diltiazem (which obviously has systemic effects) is considered safe for lactating women. ...Read more

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Can I take adizem (diltiazem hydrochloride) for atrial fibrillation?

Can I take adizem (diltiazem hydrochloride) for atrial fibrillation?

Diltiazem: If your doctor believes that diltiazem is appropriate for your specific situation and prescribes it for you, then you should be able to take it. Diltiazem is a drug commonly used for atrial fibrillation patients. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dilacor allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dilacor allergy?

Dilacor allergy: Dilacor ((diltiazem hydrochloride) is a calcium channel blocker used for treatment of high blood pressure, angina cardiac rhythm disorders. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/dilacor-xr-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more

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Can Diltiazem and Atenolol be taken together? I happened to check a medication interaction checker &it said 'increases toxicity, serious interaction'?

Can Diltiazem and Atenolol be taken together? I happened to check a medication interaction checker &it said 'increases toxicity, serious interaction'?

If prescribed by a: Health Care Provider who is checking you (especially your blood pressure) the two may be taken together usually in SMALL DOSES!

Hope this helps
(Note Deltiazem is a Calcium Channel Blocker and Atenolol a beta blocker! They are "synergistic" that is athey act together to form a powerful ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE and CARDIOPROTECTIVE result! ...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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I have been on cardiazem (diltiazem) for nine days. Today my blood pressure was the highest ever 172/95. Could it be from the medication?

I have been on cardiazem (diltiazem) for nine days.  Today my blood pressure was the highest ever 172/95.  Could it be from the medication?

Cardizem: I doubt this from cardizem as it drops blood pressure. If it is one reading I wouldn't worry about it, but if it is consistently high, talk to you physician to adjust your medications. ...Read more

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What are the best tolerated blood pressure medications without side effects? What about diltia xt (diltiazem)?

All hav side effect: All blood pressure medications have some side effects. Some perceived symptoms are drug specifics, while many symptoms are related to blood pressure lowering (ie, dizziness, fatigue). In general, diuretics, ace inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers are well tolerated. Common symptoms of diltia XR are constipation; dizziness; facial flushing; headache; lightheadedness; tiredness. ...Read more

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I'm on diltiazem medication only. Just upped for 60mg X 3 to X 4 a day. My heart rate has come down but THUMPING heart and PVCs worse. Why?

Symptoms: Diltiazem is a vasodilator so you may feel your extrasystoles more than on the lower dose. On the other hand since there is a minimum of information about you here, its best to discuss these questions with your Doc who knows your whole picture. ...Read more

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If I needed to take Azithromycin for PID, could I withhold (with monitoring) my diltiazem medication for a few days so that I can take Azithromycine?

If I needed to take Azithromycin for PID, could I withhold (with monitoring) my diltiazem medication for a few days so that I can take Azithromycine?

Lower dose, maybe: Azithromycin increases the levels of Diltiazem, & Diltiazem will increase the levels (effects) of Azithromycin when taken 2gether. Maybe a reasonable way forward is 2 talk to ur doctor abt decreasing the dose or taking smaller amounts of both. If u r at the lowest dose of Diltiazem, then holding off on Diltiazem is a reasonable option. U shd be monitored while taking Azithromycin during this stage ...Read more

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Hi Dr my wife is a known case of idiopathic pulmonary hypertension she is on iloprost inhaler, diltiazem 120 mg TID & sildenafil 50 mg bid she is 8 week pregnant now we decide to keep the baby we seek your advice about her medication specially diltaze

Hi Dr my wife is a known case of idiopathic pulmonary hypertension she is on iloprost inhaler, diltiazem 120 mg TID & sildenafil 50 mg bid
she is 8 week pregnant now
we decide to keep the baby we seek your advice about her medication specially diltaze

Very difficult: This is a very specific question that needs to be answered by a pulmonologist with extensive experience treating idiopathic pulmonary hypertension and this is not an appropriate forum because treatment is often highly individualized. If you choose to use HealthTap for this question, then you must at least choose a Concierge visit with a selected Pulmonary specialist. Good luck to you both! ...Read more

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What is the drug cartia xt (diltiazem) used for?

What is the drug cartia xt (diltiazem) used for?

Blood pressure: It is long acting medication used for BP control. Also, used for heart rate control. ...Read more

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Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Yes: Diltiazem interacts with Ranexa (ranolazine) in the liver and increases its level in the blood stream.
Can prolong qt and cause rythm disturbances.
Other side effects from renexa likely: constipation, dizziness, headache, nausea., palpitations, dizziness and blurred vision. These are more likely with this combination, but many people on this combination of drugs.
Double check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Yes and no: Cardizem is a medicine with a few different indications. It can be used for blood pressure, though it's not that effective for this reason. More commonly, it's used to slow down your heart and control fast rhythms like atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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What does the "cd" in "diltiazem cd" stand for? What does this drug do?

What does the "cd" in "diltiazem cd" stand for? What does this drug do?

Controlled Delivery: Diltiazem is available in many 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

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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

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Can I consume alcohol while taking diltiazem?

Can I consume alcohol while taking diltiazem?

Alcohol & meds/drugs: It is strongly recommended that you not drink alcohol with adizem (diltiazem, a calcium-channel blocker). Alcohol affects how fast the medication is released from the capsule, according the prescribing information. Given that you are taking this for cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure or heart health reasons), it would make sense not to put yourself in danger because you consumed alcohol. ...Read more

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Diltiazem gel safe while nursing?

Diltiazem gel safe while nursing?

Unknown : There is not enough information on even oral diltiazem, let alone gel. The 2% gel used for anal fissure, maybe absorbed systemically however is unreliable, unlikely to be significant and will vary from dose to dose. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Dilacor Xr (Definition)

Dilacor XR is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more