Diltiazem 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.
No, Channel-SR 90 Tablet 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 Channel-SR 90 Tablet cause weight gain?
Yes, Channel-SR 90 Tablet may cause weight gain but not in everybody. However, if you are gaining weight while taking Channel-SR 90 Tablet then consult your doctor or a nutritionist.
Q. Is it better to take Channel-SR 90 Tablet in the morning or at night?
It is recommended to take Channel-SR 90 Tablet 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 Channel-SR 90 Tablet affect sleep?
Channel-SR 90 Tablet may cause sleeplessness which does not affect everyone. If this persists and worries you talk to your doctor.
Q. Who should not take Channel-SR 90 Tablet?
You should not take Channel-SR 90 Tablet 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 Channel-SR 90 Tablet?
Symptoms of overdose of Channel-SR 90 Tablet 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 Channel-SR 90 Tablet? 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 Channel-SR 90 Tablet?
You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Channel-SR 90 Tablet. Also, avoid driving and using heavy machinery if Channel-SR 90 Tablet causes dizziness and you experience a general feeling of being unwell. In addition to that, avoid pregnancy and breastfeeding while taking Channel-SR 90 Tablet.
Q. What are the serious side effects of Channel-SR 90 Tablet?
The serious side effects of Channel-SR 90 Tablet 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 3rd Oct 2022. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.