Diltiazem

Last Update May 26, 2016
Diltiazem is a cardiovascular medication and a calcium channel blocker.
Uses: Diltiazem is prescribed for High Blood Pressure, Tachycardia, Arrythmia and Angina and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for A Fib, although it is not approved for this condition. Read More
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2.9
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Positive 663 "Im on 120mg Diltiazem and it kinda works.  But my EP said that the NSVT is still nothing to be overly worried about.  As long as if doesn't turn into sustained v-tach its ok.  I agree with lisa, get... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 559 "The last med I was taking was Diltiazem and among the side effects that occurred the worst were extreme weakness and heaviness in my legs, feeling winded when walking and hair loss. I have been off... "Read more negative discussions
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Diltiazem and peripheral neuropathy
| TKey
Been on Diltiazem for years. Somehow got peripheral neuropathy....severe pain, numbness, burning etc....Has this happened to anyone else?

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| Nancy Lee
I have been using diltiazem er 300 mg, then I needed a refil from wal mart they filled my medicine with cartia xt which caused me very many dizzie spells and head ache. Wal mart did not advise me of the change. Not realizing it was the medicine went to family Dr and heart Dr wasting our time next money. I would not recommend cartia xt.

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Facts about Diltiazem

Alcohol warning on Diltiazem
There may be a negative interaction between Diltiazem and alcohol.
How do I obtain Diltiazem?
Prescription in the USA
Food instructions
Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
Ingredients
Diltiazem Hcl, Diltiazem Hcl/Dextrose 5%-Water
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