There are several other brand names of this medication, including Cartia, Dilacor XR, Diltzac, Taztia cardizem 240 Tiazac. Many medications can interact with diltiazem. The immediate release tablets are typically given up to four times a day. The extended-release formula is given once a day and should not be crushed or chewed.
Diltiazem FAQQ: What is the difference between diltiazem HCL and diltiazem ER? What is the difference between CAPINW and CAPSULEMYL? A: Diltiazem ER is the extended release formulation of diltiazem HCl and is designed to release the medication slowly into the body. It is important to swallow the capsule whole and not to crush, chew, break or open diltiazem ER. Diltiazem should be taken with a full glass of water. The difference between CAPINW and CAPSULEMYL is likely the manufacturer of the capsule.
Q: Can diltiazem cause generalized body aches? A: Generalized body aches are not listed as a side effect of diltiazem in the package insert. Muscle cramps, however, are listed as a possible side effect. Q: Does Diltiazem cause my feet to swell? A: Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure and angina. Diltiazem should be taken with a full glass of water either with or without food.
Some reports indicate that grapefruit or grapefruit juice may interfere with the absorption of diltiazem. Some reports of side effects include dizziness, headache, nausea and tiredness. It is possible that edema or swelling may occur from taking diltiazem. Q: Are these all the same drug: Cartia XT, Dilt-CD, Diltiazem? A: They are the same drug, but they are not interchangeable.
They have different formulations and different AB ratings. What this means is that a pharmacist may not substitute generic diltiazem if Cartia XT is prescribed. Q: Does diltiazem affect the ability to feel low blood sugar? I take Lantus insulin for type 1 diabetes and sometimes don’t feel the low sugar until I’m about to pass out. Studies that were done have concluded that diltiazem does not have any significant effect on lowering blood sugar. Q: I am 75 years old and I have been on diltiazem 180mg for one year. Should I be taking a calcium supplement?