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Composition for DILGEL

Diltiazem Topical(2% w/w)

food interaction for DILGEL

alcohol interaction for DILGEL

pregnancy interaction for DILGEL

lactation interaction for DILGEL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Dilgel 2% w/w gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Dilgel 2% w/w gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for DILGEL

Diltiazem Topical(2% w/w)

Uses

Dilgel 2% w/w gel is used in the treatment of anal fissure.

How it works

Dilgel 2% w/w gel works in anal fissure by blocking the action of calcium on blood vessels of anus. As a result, blood vessels are relaxed which allows fissure (tear) to heal and relieves pain.

Common side effects

Application site itching, Contact dermatitis, Dizziness, Headache, Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding)

SUBSTITUTES for DILGEL

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  • CREMAGEL 2% W/W GEL
    (30 GM gel in tube)
    Abbott India Ltd
    Rs. 3.97/GM of gel
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    Rs. 119
    pay 32% more per GM of gel

Expert advice for DILGEL

  • Ensure you have opened your bowels before using the cream, so as to get the cream in contact with the application site as long as possible.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any heart problems, if you are taking any medications to reduce blood pressure, if you are taking medicines containing diltiazem.
  • Do not share the cream with anyone else, even if their symptoms appear similar. 
  • Do not use the cream after 4 weeks of opening the tube and dispose it safely.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not use if you are allergic to diltiazem or any of its ingredients.
  • Children and adults below 18 years of age must not use.
  • Do not use if you have severe decreased heart rate (bradycardia), or who have problems with the control of heart rate (heart block), or left ventricular failure associated pulmonary congestion (excessive accumulation of fluids in lungs).

Frequently asked questions for DILGEL

Diltiazem Topical

Q.Is diltiazem and cardizem same?
Yes, diltiazem is generic name and cardizem is brand name

Q.Is diltiazem narcotic?
No, diltiazem is not a narcotic substance

Q.Does diltiazem cause nausea/diarrhea/bruising/reflex tachycardia/sleepiness?
Diltiazem can cause nausea/diarrhea. Always consult your doctor regarding its side effects.

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Content on this page was last updated on 19 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)