DILTIAZEM EXTENDED RELEASE TABLET IN CAPSULE.
Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium is involved in blood vessel contraction and in controlling the electrical impulses within the heart. By blocking calcium, diltiazem relaxes and widens blood vessels and can normalize heartbeats. Diltiazem is used to treat chest pain (angina) or high blood pressure.
The capsule should be taken on an empty stomach once daily in the morning. Swallow whole. Do not open, chew or crush the capsule. Do not stop taking this drug suddenly without your doctor's permission. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.
This drug may cause dizziness and lightheadedness especially during the first few days. Avoid activities requiring alertness. When you sit or lie down for a while, get up slowly to allow your body to adjust and minimize dizziness. You may also experience bloating, heartburn, muscle cramps, headache, flushing, nasal congestion, sore throat, constipation or diarrhea. Inform your doctor if they become bothersome. Notify your doctor if you develop: breathing difficulties, swelling of the hands or feet, an irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, kidney problems, liver problems, allergies (especially drug allergies). Avoid alcohol while taking this medication. This drug has not been extensively studied in pregnant or nursing women. Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, weakness, slowed or irregular heartbeat, nausea, drowsiness, confusion, and slurred speech.
Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your
healthcare professional before taking the product.
Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job.