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DILZEM CD 180 MG CAPSULE

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Composition for DILZEM

Diltiazem(180 mg)

food interaction for DILZEM

alcohol interaction for DILZEM

pregnancy interaction for DILZEM

lactation interaction for DILZEM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Dilzem cd 180 mg capsule at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Dilzem cd 180 mg capsule 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
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for DILZEM

Diltiazem(180 mg)

Uses

Dilzem cd 180 mg capsule is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , angina (chest pain) and arrhythmias (abnormal heart beat).

How it works

Dilzem cd 180 mg capsule blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. As a result, blood vessels are relaxed and heart beats with less force. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heart beat and protects the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure), Bradycardia, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Weakness, Headache, Lightheadedness, Limb swelling, Nasal congestion, Vomiting

Common Dosage for DILZEM CD 180 MG CAPSULE

Patients taking DILZEM CD 180 MG CAPSULE

  • 63%
    Once A Day
  • 26%
    Twice A Day
  • 7%
    Thrice A week
  • 5%
    Thrice A Day

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Expert advice for DILZEM

  • Notify your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant.
  • Diltiazem can cause swelling in the ankle or feet. Notify your doctor if it bothers you.
  • The missing dose of the Diltiazem can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. You can take the medicine at the same time every day to avoid forgetting it.
  • You may get a headache that lasts for a short time, after starting Diltiazem. This should become less noticeable after a few days.
     
  • Diltiazem may cause dizziness in the first few days of starting the treatment.
  • Your doctor may recommend a change in the lifestyle to lower your blood pressure. It may include: 
    • Consume fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and reduce saturated-total fat.
    • Reduce daily dietary sodium intake as much as possible, ideally to 65 mmol/day (1.5 g/day sodium or 3.8 g/day sodium chloride).
    • Regular aerobic physical activity (at least 30 minutes/day, most days of the week).
     
  • Swelling, bleeding or tenderness of gums may occur after starting the treatment. Brushing and flossing of teeth carefully and regularly may prevent this.

Frequently asked questions for DILZEM

Diltiazem

Q.Is diltiazem a betablocker/ace inhibitor/ statin/ mono amine oxidase inhibitor?
No, diltiazem belongs to class of medication called as calcium channel blockers

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

Q.Is diltiazem a generic drug?
Yes, diltiazem is the generic name of the drug

Q.Is diltiazem narcotic?
No, however, always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.Does diltiazem cause headache/nausea/diahhrea/bruising/reflex tachycardia/slow heart rate/sleepiness?
Diltiazem can cause headache/nausea/diahhrea. Always consult your doctor regarding its side effects

Q.Can I take diltiazem with ibuprofen/Xanan/metoprolol/ Tylenol/Viagra/Advil (ibuprofen)?
No observed drug interaction occurs with these drugs. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)