Is ankle swelling a symptom of tildiem diltiazem? And if so, how can you get rid of it? Does it last a long time?
Diltiazem edema. Cardizem (C) related edema (E) is caused by preferential arteriolar or precapillary dilation without commensurate dilation in the venous or postcapillary circulation. This is the origin of peripheral edema with C therapy. Using a drug such as valosartan in combination dilates venous capacitance vessels with consequent normalization of intracapillary pressure eliminating the E.
Can be. The diltiazem portion of your med can cause swelling when used at high doses - generally >240 mg a day. If you get swelling from it, you must reduce the dose as a diuretic won't help it.