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Doctor insights on: Diltiazem Er Vs Taztia Xt

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Could you take diltiazem and taztia xt together?

Could you take diltiazem and taztia xt together?

Why?: They're the same drug. Why would you want to do that? Would you take St. Joseph's Aspirin and Bayer (aspirin) Aspirin together? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cartia xt (diltiazem)?

What is the definition or description of: cartia xt (diltiazem)?

Diltiazepam sustaine: It is diltizepam a calcium channel blocker drug used to treat hypertension as it relaxes the muscle of your hear and blood vessel.Xt is a formulation in sustained release form. ...Read more

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Is Diltiazem HCL 240 MG CAP the same as Diltiazem HCL 240 MG ER CD CAP?

Is Diltiazem HCL 240 MG CAP the same as Diltiazem HCL 240 MG ER CD CAP?

It is the same: drug/medication but the ER indicates the second pill is extended release. This formulation would allow the same 240 mg to be slowly released over the course of a day; one would only need to take it once a day. In the first pill, the 240 mg would need to be spread out over the day, typically 60 mg four times a day (every 6 hours). Most prefer the once a day formulation. Stay well:) ...Read more

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What if any is the difference between Diltiazem ER and Diltiazem CD?

Generic vs brand: There's no difference in the drug but the delivery may differ. The CD is always a 24 hour preparation. The ER version may be either 12 hour or 24 hour, so you must read your label or check with your pharmacist.. The 12 hour versions are generally smaller mg doses (60, 90, or 120 mg) while the 24 hour is usually 120 mg or higher. ...Read more

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I have been on diltiazem ER 180 mg for 35 days and no longer wish to take how do I discontinue?

I have been on diltiazem  ER 180 mg for 35 days and no longer wish to take how do I discontinue?

Consult MD!: First of all, i would like to know why you were asked to start on Diltiazem er. Before stopping it you need to consult your md, otherwise you could recur the same condition ...Read more

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Is it okay to take ibuprofen and diltiazem ER together?

Is it okay to take ibuprofen and diltiazem ER together?

Maybe: What is cause of cramps? Ibuprofen may make BP harder to control. It should be taken occasionally, but not on a regular basis (more than once/twice daily for a few days at a time) . I do not believe Ibuprofen specifically reacts or causes adverse reaction with diltiazem, but it may make BP harder to control by decreasing kidney function (and thus body's ability to get rid of salt/sodium). ...Read more

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Terrible cramps. Is it okay to take ibuprofen while i'm on diltiazem er?

Terrible cramps. Is it okay to take ibuprofen while i'm on diltiazem er?

Maybe: What is cause of cramps? Ibuprofen may make BP harder to control. It should be taken occasionally, but not on a regular basis (more than once/twice daily for a few days at a time) . I do not believe Ibuprofen specifically reacts or causes adverse reaction with diltiazem, but it may make BP harder to control by decreasing kidney function (and thus body's ability to get rid of salt/sodium). ...Read more

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Can cartia xt (diltiazem) help treat dental pain?

Can cartia xt (diltiazem) help treat dental pain?

No: Cartia is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure and angina pectoris (chest pain). It has no effect on dental pain that I am aware of. If you are experiencing dental pain, your best option is to see a dentist for exam, diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 50000 iu of vitamin d once a week while taking diltiazem xt 120mg?

Is it safe to take 50000 iu of vitamin d once a week while taking diltiazem xt 120mg?

Yes: There should be no problem with taking vitamin d and Diltiazem but 50000 units vitamin d seems an unnecessary dose unless you have trouble absorbing vitamin d or were recently deficient. ...Read more

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

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 of the 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 started taking diltiazem for A Fib. Is it normal for the medicine to make you feel tired and dizzy? Or do I need a lower dose. Taking 240mg 24hr ER

I started taking diltiazem for A Fib. Is it normal for the medicine to make you feel tired and dizzy? Or do I need a lower dose. Taking 240mg 24hr ER

Yes: Any anti arrhythmic or rate lowering medication can have the side effects that you described. Talk to your electrophysiologist/cardiologist about it. If you have paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, a "pill in the pocket" approach might work better for you. ...Read more

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What are some tips to relieve heart palps? I have chronic palps, on diltiazem ER 60mg 2x daily. Still have palps. Valsalva maneuver doesn't help.

What are some tips to relieve heart palps? I have chronic palps, on diltiazem ER 60mg 2x daily. Still have palps. Valsalva maneuver doesn't help.

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more

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Svt, endurance athlete. Prescribed 50mg metoprolol. Took 25mg, had symptomatic hypotension (low BP in general). Prescribed diltiazem er, 120mg. Safe?

Svt, endurance athlete. Prescribed 50mg metoprolol. Took 25mg, had symptomatic hypotension (low BP in general). Prescribed diltiazem er, 120mg. Safe?

Not completely safe: The trigger for svt needs to be determined. Stress ; holter. Metoprolol comes in 3x/day ; once daily forms. Daily form at doses of 12.5-25 mgs unlikely to lower BP in a young hydrated person and may control svt. Diltiazem er has some blood pressure lowering properties but is a good choice for svt. Diltiazem sa 120mgs is anti-inotropic, but this is a low dose. Both but may reduce endurance mildly. ...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