Diltiazem is generally used in treatment of arrhythmias, chest pain (Angina) and high blood pressure
Feeling of discomfort
Flushing (sense of warmth in the face
neck and trunk)
Redness of skin
Slow heart rate
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Diltiazem, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Diltiazem is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
How it works
Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker. It widens the blood vessels and allows more blood & oxygen to reach the heart by blocking the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. This decreases the chances of chest pain & helps in reducing blood pressur
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Diltiazem 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.Diltiazem may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't 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).Â Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.Â It is best to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Diltiazem as it may make the side effects worse.Do not stop taking Diltiazem suddenly without talking to your doctor first.
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