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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. Edward Kuhnley
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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 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 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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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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Cardizem or tiazac (diltiazem) 120 comparison?

Cardizem: Same generic drug with two different delivery systems. ...Read more

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Cardizem or tiazac (diltiazem) --are both good?

Cardizem or tiazac (diltiazem) --are both good?

Cardizem: Same generic medication with different drug delivery system and probably equivalent in lowering blood pressure and possibly heart rate. ...Read more

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I have been taking tiazac (diltiazem) it is making me very dizzy?

I have been taking tiazac (diltiazem) it is making me very dizzy?

Maybe too much: The medicine maybe lowering your blood pressure or heart rate too much. ...Read more

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Any info on tiazac (diltiazem) for fast heart rate?

Any info on tiazac (diltiazem) for fast heart rate?

Ca channel blocker: It is a calcium channel blocker used to treat a variety of supraventricular arrhythmias - decreases the heart rate when it goes too fast. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my blood pressure is 140/100 and I taking cardiazem (diltiazem) two weeks?

Should I be worried if my blood pressure is 140/100 and I taking cardiazem (diltiazem) two weeks?

Yes: But, I am not sure what else is going on. I am not saying this is a reason to go to an er. If your blood pressure is not responding you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm worried about my blood pressure is 140/100 and I just started taking cardiazem (diltiazem) two weeks ago?

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

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Why does tiazac (diltiazem) 120 mg. Make me feel very dizzy?

Maybe too much: The medicine maybe lowering your blood pressure or heart rate too much. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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