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Diltiazem Hydrochloride 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
Not advised: Don't try to do this at home. ...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
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
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?
Should I be worried if my blood pressure is 140/100 and I taking cardiazem (diltiazem) two weeks?
I'm worried about my blood pressure is 140/100 and I just started taking cardiazem (diltiazem) two weeks ago?
Hypertension: Blood pressure control is not immediate. It takes time and dose adjustment to get your blood pressure controlled. Dash diet, regular exercise and not smoking are very important also. Be sure to follow up with your doctor, we almost always control blood pressure without major problems. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my blood pressure is 140/100 and I just started taking cardiazem (diltiazem) two weeks ago?
BP: 140/100 after two weeks of cardiazem (diltiazem) may need dosage adjustment, consult your doctor ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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