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Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER

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Overview

Introduction

Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER is used to treat angina (heart-related chest pain), high blood pressure and some types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia). It is known as a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels to lower blood pressure. This helps to reduce the workload of the heart.

Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day as advised by your doctor. Keep using this medicine even if you feel well. If you stop taking it suddenly, your condition may worsen. This medicine is only part of a treatment program that should include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.

Common side effects seen with this medicine include swelling of the ankles or feet (edema), dizziness, headache, nausea, constipation, flushing, rash and fatigue. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. Consult your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. It may also make you feel sleepy or dizzy, so be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Drinking alcohol should be avoided while taking this medicine as it may worsen the side effects.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Also, inform your doctor if you have very low blood pressure (hypotension), heart failure, or if you recently had a heart attack and have fluid in your lungs. Your doctor may want to monitor your blood pressure while using it and you may need frequent blood tests. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking it.

Side effects of Dilzem CD Capsule ER

Common
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Nausea
  • Rash

How to use Dilzem CD Capsule ER

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Dilzem CD Capsule ER works

Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels, thereby widening the blood vessels and allowing more blood and oxygen to reach the heart. This reduces blood pressure and decreases the chances of angina (chest pain).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER
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Quick Tips

  • Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER slows down the heartbeat and allows the blood vessels in the body to relax.
  • This helps prevent angina attacks (chest pain caused by heart disease), certain abnormal heart rhythms, stroke and heart attack.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • It is best to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Dilzem CD 120 Capsule ER as it may make the side effects worse.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor first.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dilzem CD with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Carz
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Patient Concerns

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I m asthamatic ( No attack since 30 yrs ) I take Nebistar2.5 and Dilzem CD 120, twice a day but still my BP remains 155/96. I dont smoke, drink or take nonveg and greasy food. use only cow ghee 1TSF and mustard oil. All test are normal except little rise in SGPT/SGOT. Pls suggest some solution
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
Discontinue one nebister or dilzem CD don't take them together
What is heart attack? When heart attack coming?
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
Related to chest pain angina commonly
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FAQs

Q. Is Dilzem CD a blood thinner?

No, Dilzem CD is not a blood thinner. It belongs to the calcium channel blocker class of medicines. It is used to treat hypertension, arrhythmias and angina (chest pain caused by a reduction of oxygen to the heart muscle).

Q. Does Dilzem CD cause weight gain?

Yes, Dilzem CD may cause weight gain but not in everybody. However, if you are gaining weight while taking Dilzem CD then consult your doctor or a nutritionist.

Q. Is it better to take Dilzem CD in the morning or at night?

It is recommended to take Dilzem CD at night and before meals. The dose will be decided by your doctor and should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor.

Q. Does Dilzem CD affect sleep?

Dilzem CD may cause sleeplessness which does not affect everyone. If this persists and worries you talk to your doctor.

Q. Who should not take Dilzem CD?

You should not take Dilzem CD if you are allergic to it, have an irregular or slow heartbeat, heart failure, and low blood pressure. It should not be given to children and women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Dilzem CD?

Symptoms of overdose of Dilzem CD include slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat, fainting, difficulty breathing and seizures. It may also cause dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting and increased sweating. Contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical services in a nearby hospital.

Q. How long do I need to take Dilzem CD? Can I stop it on my own?

Your doctor will decide how long you need to take it. Do not stop it on your own or lower your dose. Suddenly stopping it may worsen angina or increase your blood pressure.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Dilzem CD?

You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Dilzem CD. Also, avoid driving and using heavy machinery if Dilzem CD causes dizziness and you experience a general feeling of being unwell. In addition to that, avoid pregnancy and breastfeeding while taking Dilzem CD.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Dilzem CD?

The serious side effects of Dilzem CD include severe allergic reaction, yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea and extreme tiredness. It may also cause unusual bleeding or bruising, lack of energy, loss of appetite and pain in the stomach. One may also experience flu-like symptoms and an increase in the frequency or severity of chest pain (angina). If you experience any such symptoms immediately contact your doctor and seek medical help.

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