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Can diltiazem increase my a fibs?

Can diltiazem increase my a fibs?

No: Either you have atrial fibrillation or you don't. You can't "increase" it. However, your heart rate may speed up or slow down dramatically w/o any reason. Diltiazem, a non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, keeps your heart from beating too fast, same as beta blockers. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Is it okay to take diltiazem with cialis?

Is it okay to take diltiazem with cialis?

Cialis and diltiazem: The answer to your question is "yes". The only medication you cannot take with Cialis is nitroglycerin, as it causes low BP when it is taken with cialis. ...Read more

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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 are the most common side effects to diltiazem?

What are the most common side effects to diltiazem?

Several.: It lowers bp, but lowers heart rate. It can constipate. It is used for arrythymias, bp, migraine prophylaxis, and other things. I think the most bothersome for patients is constipation, especially those with this problem already. ...Read more

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Are there any interactions between Petadolex and Diltiazem?

Are there any interactions between Petadolex and Diltiazem?

Unlikely: Petadolex is purified butterbur, and is not likely to cause problems with metabolism of a calcium channel blocker in most patients. Am unaware of any issues secondary to this combination, unless there is a rare cytochrome mutation which would affect metabolism in the liver, well under 5% of all patients. So, do not worry. ...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