Diltiazem and diltiazem SR are prescription medications that are used to treat high blood pressure, chronic stable angina, and angina caused by coronary artery spasm. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker drug and may be prescribed to be used alone or alongside other blood pressure medications. Diltiazem works by relaxing muscles in the heart and blood vessels.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of diltiazem include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of diltiazem.
What should I do if I miss a dose of diltiazem?
If you miss a dose of diltiazem, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of diltiazem?
Diltiazem is available in strengths of 30mg and 60mg. Diltiazem SR is available in a strength of 90mg.