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Going Off Diltiazem
My heart rate is high today, im on diltiazem (120 mg) once daily and coreg (6.25 mg) twice daily but my hr still goes high for no apparent reason.
Why on meds ?: The answer may be related to the reason you are on these medications, which you have not mentioned. Cannot give a good answer without knowing that. ...Read more
Now I've started taking Diltiazem Tildiem again, how long will it take for the ankle/leg swelling to go? Anything I can do to stop it/help it?
Again?: You say "again". Did you take it before. Why was it stopped? Did it help the swelling before (the tildiem (HCTZ) is a mild diuretic.) Keep your legs elevated as much as possible and avoid salt as best you can to accelerate recovery. If it doesn't work, you may need a stronger med. ...Read more
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
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
Does Diltiazem often cause Steven johnsons syndrome? What's the occurance rate of SJS from taking this medication?
Stopped taking Diltiazem for 3 weeks to see if could do without.. but historic symptoms have returned, can I just start taking them again?
Diltiszem: You should be able to go back to it. You should let your Dr know what happened. ...Read more
Yes: Diltiazem interacts with Ranexa 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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