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How many diltiazem 180mg pills are fatal? What are the symptoms of overdose? How long van you survive without medical attention?

How many diltiazem 180mg pills are fatal? What are the symptoms of overdose? How long van you survive without medical attention?

Unknown: The toxic dose in man is not known. Due to extensive metabolism, blood levels after a standard dose of Diltiazem can vary over tenfold. There have been 29 reports of Diltiazem overdose in doses ranging from less than 1 g to 18 g. Sixteen of these reports involved multiple drug ingestion. 22 people recovered with doses up to 10 g. If you're considering it, please seek help. This isn't a good idea. ...Read more

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What can be taken in place of diltiazem?

What can be taken in place of diltiazem?

Diltiazem: Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker, we have many to choose from. Discuss this with your doctor, i'm sure your dr. Is quite familiar with what is available. ...Read more

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What if any is the difference between Diltiazem we and Diltiazem cd?

Pharmacokinetics: CArdizem CD basically is long acting. Typically this form is to be taken once/day as it is supposed to give you coverage for 24 hours. The other one, by "we" I think you mean short-acting Cardizem (typically comes in 30 mg and 60 mg tablets), is short-acting, and faster acting, but out of systems usually within 6 hrs, so in some cases can be give three or 4 times/day. Active ingredient same. ...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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Does diltiazem cause erectical dysfunction ? If does what is the alternative for that?

Does diltiazem cause erectical dysfunction ? If does what is the alternative for that?

It can. : Any medication can have side effects. Impotence being one of them. Depending on what you are taking the Diltiazem for there may be many alternative medications see your doctor for advice. ...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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How long does it takes for ones body to get used to the effects of diltiazem 120mg extended release? I have to take it once a day in the morning.

How long does it takes for ones body to get used to the effects of diltiazem 120mg extended release? I have to take it once a day in the morning.

Diltiazem: Diltiazem, a nonhydropyridine calcium channel blocker, is used to treat blood pressure and certain supraventricular cardiac arrhythmias. It is well tolerated and very infrequently has to be discontinued due to excessive lowering of blood pressure or severe slowing of the heart rate. Any other side effects are unusual and I'm confident you'll not feel differently taking it. Your dose is low. ...Read more

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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