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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 is the difference between cardizem la, cardizem cd and diltiazem HCl sa?

What is the difference between cardizem la, cardizem cd and diltiazem HCl sa?

Diltiazem: read this

Diltiazem (Oral Route) - Drugs and Supplements - Mayo Clinic
www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/diltiazem-oral.../drg-20071775
US Brand Name. Cardizem; Cardizem CD; Cardizem LA; Cartia XT; Dilacor XR; Dilt-CD; Diltia XT; Dilt-XR; Diltzac; Matzim LA; Taztia XT; Tiazac ... ...Read more

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Will diltiazem HCl 120 mg help pvc's and arrythmias if beta blockers don't?

Will diltiazem HCl 120 mg  help pvc's and arrythmias if beta blockers don't?

Sometimes: These are two totally different classes of drugs and depending on the mechanism by which your pvcs arise, a calcium channel blocker may indeed be more effective. If drugs fail you, an expert center and electrophysiologist may be able to perform a PVC ablation to eliminate the beats from within the heart, but such procedures require a skilled electrophysiologist for the best chance at good results. ...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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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

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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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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)?

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'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 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 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

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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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I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

Should not: These are not the same class of medications, so a substitution depends on the original indcation. Check with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I started taking sertraline HCl 25 mg friday morning for anxiety today is my third day on the medication i was going to go out with some friends for a?

I started taking sertraline HCl 25 mg friday morning for anxiety today is my third day on the medication i was going to go out with some friends for a?

Not recommended: I wouldn't recommend use of any additional substances -- including alcohol -- if you have anxiety and/or are getting used to a new medication (like sertaline). Sertraline + alcohol can lead to sedation. Also, drinking alcohol itself can lead to anxiety -- depending on how much you drink, your frazzled neurons can fire in disturbed ways while recovering. ...Read more

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Hives was all over my body. Doctor treated with. Hydroxy- zine. Hcl 50 mg still iitching. After a week on medication.

Hives was all over my body. Doctor treated with. Hydroxy- zine. Hcl 50 mg still iitching. After a week on medication.

See an allergist: If you don't have drowsiness, you may try taking Hydroxyzine 2 to 3 times a day. However you may need to consult an allergist if the itching continues for more than 8 weeks or getting worse. ...Read more