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    Information about Diltiazem

    Diltiazem uses

    Diltiazem is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, chest pain (Angina) and arrhythmias.

    How diltiazem works

    Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. This effect reduces blood pressure and abnormally fast heartbeat which lowers strain and oxygen requirement of the heart.

    Common side effects of diltiazem

    Headache, Nausea, Fatigue, Dizziness, Feeling of discomfort, Dyspepsia, Stomach pain, Peripheral edema, Constipation, Redness of skin, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)

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    Expert advice for Diltiazem

    • It is very common to have dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling ankles/feet, flushing, or a headache as a side effect.
    • To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
    • Inform your doctor if you have developed constipation during treatment with Diltiazem.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any heart problems (heart attack, heart failure, slow or irregular heart rate).
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

    Frequently asked questions for 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 05 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)