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Can i consume alcohol while taking diltiazem?

Can i consume alcohol while taking diltiazem?

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

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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Can i take diltiazem ands metropolol together?

Can i take diltiazem ands metropolol together?

Bb and ca blockers: You can but it may cause decrease in heart rate. Personally i only combine them in some occasions such as uncontrolled heart rate with atrial fib. For svt and you being quite young likely having a high sympathetic tone with high elevations of heart rate your doctor had to end up giving combo pills. The alternatives are not many but ablation may be an option . Good luck. ...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 it ok to use atenolol 25 mg and diltiazem 30 mg together?

Is it ok to use atenolol 25 mg and diltiazem 30 mg together?

Yes, however....: This combination of medicines both affect heart rate as they both target the av node. Many times serial ekgs will be used to make sure you are tolerating this combination. I will say that this combination (especially immediate release diltiazem) is unusual. ...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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What is the equivalent dose for losartan 50 daily in diltiazem pls?

What is the equivalent dose for losartan 50 daily in diltiazem pls?

Equal dose?: You are comparing apples, losartan (L), with oragnes, Diltiazem (D). Both lower blood pressure and so by different means. Instead of focusing on the dose, in mg, one should focus on how well one's blood pressure is controlled and the any adverse side effects. Speak to your physician (P), as your P knows the you best of all. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more