What is the use of diltiazem hydrochloride?

What is the use of diltiazem hydrochloride?

Diltiazem is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, taking diltiazem helps to prevent future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. Diltiazem is also used to prevent chest pain caused by angina as well as Raynaud’s phenomenon. It can also be used to help heal an anal fissure.

Should diltiazem be taken in the morning or at night?

Adults—At first, 30 milligrams (mg) 4 times a day before meals and at bedtime. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

What time of day should diltiazem be taken?

How to use diltiazem oral. Take this medication by mouth before meals and at bedtime as directed by your doctor, usually 3 to 4 times a day. The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking.

Does diltiazem make you sleepy?

Diltiazem oral capsule doesn’t cause drowsiness. However, it can cause other side effects.

What does diltiazem do to the heart?

Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker. It works by affecting the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels. This relaxes the blood vessels, lowers blood pressure, and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload.

What foods should be avoided when taking diltiazem?

dilTIAZem food You may want to limit alcohol intake and avoid excessive consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with dilTIAZem.

Is weight gain a side effect of diltiazem?

Call your doctor right away if you have shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs. A severe skin reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis) may happen. It can cause severe health problems that may not go away, and sometimes death.