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Dilacor Xr Medication
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
Hopefully not much: If prescribed by your physician, hopefully not much other than keep the arrhythmia away. ...Read more
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
Not advised: Don't try to do this at home. ...Read more
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 bodys 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
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
Does Diltiazem often cause Steven johnsons syndrome? What's the occurance rate of SJS from taking this medication?
Will diltiazem make my benign PVCs worse or better? (I'm not taking amitriptyline, I don't know how to take the medication off this list)
Better: While diltiazem will not affect the frequency of the PVCs, you will notice them less and they will bother you less while taking diltiazem ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
Verapamil or diltiazem? Which drug would be a better choice treating supraventricular tachicardy absence of adenosin and why?
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
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
Is there any easy safe way to prepare diltiazem cream from the pills? The cream is not available in my country and it's not allowed to buy drugs online
Not to my knowledge: As transdermal preparations are very different from oral. ...Read more
Have avg of 20k PVCs a day all tests are normal (Echo, etc). Beta blockers don't work. EP wants to try Diltiazem. How will this drug help with PVCs?
Anti-arrhythmic: This medication is an anti arrhythmia medication ...Read more
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
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
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
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