DILTIAZEM TABLET - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Cardizem
This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by a medical provider. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your medical provider.
Remember that this medication has been prescribed because your medical provider has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not experience serious side effects. Tell your medical provider right away if you experience any serious side effects, including:
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Before using this medication, tell your medical provider or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
Other medications can affect the removal of Diltiazem from your body, which may affect how it works. Examples include:
This medication can slow down the removal of other medications from your body, which may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include:
Some products have ingredients that could raise your heart rate or worsen your chest pain. Tell your pharmacist what products you are using, and ask how to use them safely—especially cough-and-cold products, diet aids or NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen and Naproxen.
If someone has overdosed and is experiencing serious symptoms—such as passing out or trouble breathing—call 911. If symptoms from taking this medication are less severe, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
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