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Could stopping diltiazem trigger off some kind of unstable angina? Was taking for 11months cured chest pain etc. 2 weeks of stopping, worse symptoms.
Yes: Yes -- and you probably want to resume the meds straightaway!See 1 more doctor answer
My DILTIAZEM worked for 11months to relieve unexplained cardiac symptoms. After stopping and starting them again no effect. Why? Should I continue?
Drug of choice: Perhaps Diltiazem is not the drug of choice -- what is going on with you? Have you discussed this with your doctor or the cardiologist?See 1 more doctor answer
Stop diltiazem: Not a good idea, you should discuss stopping any med with your physician so that she, or he, can explain the risks and benefits of doing this. Some meds need to be weaned off and should not be stopped abruptly.
After an episode of AF stopped by cardioversion, she has been given diltiazem. Will it stop further episodes of AF? Is it safe to take with irbesartan
Atrial fibrillation: 3 main strategies for AF: 1) medicines like diltiazem or beta blockers to control the heart rate from going fast in AF. These drugs do not prevent AF; they are generally safe but can lower BP and so may need to adjust other pills. 2) antiarrhythmic drugs (such as amiodarone, flecainide, dofetilide, and others) to prevent AF. 3) an ablation procedure to attempt to prevent AF
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dilt: CD is given once a dayGet a more detailed answer ›