Pronunciation: dil TYE a zem

Brand: Cardizem, Cartia XT, Dilacor XR, Dilt-CD, Diltia XT, Diltzac, Matzim LA, Taztia XT, Tiazac

Cardizem CD 120 mg

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Cardizem CD 180 mg

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capsule, blue/turquoise, imprinted with Cardizem CD 180 mg

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Cardizem CD 240 mg

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capsule, blue, imprinted with cardizem 240 mg

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Cardizem CD 300 mg

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capsule, blue/gray, imprinted with Cardizem CD 300 mg

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Cardizem LA 120 mg

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oblong, white, imprinted with B, 120 MG, 120

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Cardizem LA 180 mg

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oblong, white, imprinted with B, 180

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Cardizem LA 240 mg

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oblong, white, imprinted with B, 240

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Cardizem LA 360 mg

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oblong, white, imprinted with B, 360

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Cardizem LA 420 mg

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oblong, white, imprinted with B, 420 MG

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Cartia XT 120 mg

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capsule, orange/white, imprinted with 120 mg, Andryx 597

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Cartia XT 180 mg

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capsule, orange/yellow, imprinted with 180 mg, Andryx 598

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Cartia XT 240 mg

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capsule, brown/orange, imprinted with 240 mg, Andryx 599

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Cartia XT 300 mg

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capsule, orange, imprinted with 300 mg, Andryx 600

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Dilacor XR 120 mg

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capsule, gold/white, imprinted with rpr DILACOR XR 120 mg

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Dilacor XR 180 mg per 24 hours-WAT

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capsule, beige/lavender, imprinted with DILACOR XR 180 mg

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Dilacor XR 180 mg

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capsule, orange/white, imprinted with DILACOR XR 180 mg

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Dilacor XR 240 mg

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capsule, brown/white, imprinted with Logo DILACOR XR 240 mg

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Dilacor XR 240 mg-WAT

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capsule, blue/pink, imprinted with Logo DILACOR 240 mg

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Dilitazem 240 mg ER-EON

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capsule, green, imprinted with R 2578

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Diltia XT 180 mg

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capsule, gray, imprinted with Andryx 549 180 mg

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Diltiazem 120 mg-24-MYL

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capsule, pink, imprinted with MYLAN 5220

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Diltiazem 120 mg-MYL

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oblong, white, imprinted with M525

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Diltiazem 120 mg-TEV

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oval, orange, imprinted with 93 321

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Diltiazem 180 mg-24-MYL

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capsule, pink/purple, imprinted with MYLAN 5280

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Diltiazem 240 mg-24-MYL

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capsule, blue/pink, imprinted with MYLAN 5340

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Diltiazem 30 mg-MYL

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round, white, imprinted with M 23

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Diltiazem 30 mg-TEV

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round, peach, imprinted with 93 318

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Diltiazem 60 mg-APH

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round, yellow, imprinted with BMS, 55 50

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Diltiazem 60 mg-MYL

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round, yellow, imprinted with M 45

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Diltiazem 60 mg-TEV

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round, orange, imprinted with 93 319

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Diltiazem 90 mg ER-MYL

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capsule, pink/white, imprinted with MYLAN 6090

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Diltiazem 90 mg-MYL

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oblong, white, imprinted with M135

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Diltiazem 90 mg-TEV

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oval, peach, imprinted with 93 320

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Diltiazem 90 mg-WAT

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oblong, blue, imprinted with WATSON 777

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Diltiazem CD 120 mg-APO

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capsule, white, imprinted with APO, 007

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Diltiazem CD 180 mg-APO

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capsule, blue/white, imprinted with APO, 008

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Diltiazem CD 240 mg-APO

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capsule, blue/white, imprinted with APO, 009

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Diltiazem ER 120 mg-MYL

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capsule, pink, imprinted with MYLAN 6120

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Diltiazem ER 120 mg-TEV

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capsule, green, imprinted with BVF 120

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Diltiazem ER 180 mg-TEV

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capsule, green, imprinted with BVF 180

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Diltiazem ER 180 mg-WAT

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capsule, pink/white, imprinted with 180 mg WATSON 663

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Diltiazem ER 240 mg-TEV

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capsule, green, imprinted with BVF 240

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Diltiazem ER 300 mg-TEV

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capsule, green/white, imprinted with BVF 300

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Diltiazem SR 120 mg-MYL

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capsule, pink, imprinted with MYLAN 6120

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Diltiazem SR 60 mg-MYL

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capsule, pink/white, imprinted with MYLAN 6060

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Diltiazem XR 120 mg-APO

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capsule, orange/white, imprinted with APO 014

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Diltiazem XR 180 mg-APO

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capsule, orange/white, imprinted with APO 015

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Diltiazem XR 240 mg-APO

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capsule, brown/white, imprinted with APO 016

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Diltzac 120 mg

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capsule, blue, imprinted with APO, 120

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Diltzac 180 mg

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capsule, turquoise/white, imprinted with APO, 180

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Diltzac 240 mg

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capsule, blue/turquoise, imprinted with APO, 240

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Diltzac 300 mg

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capsule, blue/white, imprinted with APO, 300

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Diltzac 360 mg

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capsule, blue, imprinted with APO, 360

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Tiazac 120 mg

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capsule, purple, imprinted with Tiazac 120

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Tiazac 180 mg

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capsule, blue/white, imprinted with Tiazac 180

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Tiazac 240 mg

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capsule, blue/purple, imprinted with Tiazac 240

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Tiazac 300 mg

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capsule, purple/white, imprinted with Tiazac 300

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Tiazac 360 mg

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capsule, blue, imprinted with Tiazac 360

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Tiazac 420 mg

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capsule, white, imprinted with Tiazac 420

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What is the most important information I should know about diltiazem?

You should not use diltiazem if you have very low blood pressure, a serious heart condition such as "sick sinus syndrome" or "AV block" (unless you have a pacemaker), or if you have recently had a heart attack and you have a build-up of fluid in your lungs.

What is diltiazem?

Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels.

Diltiazem is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders.

Diltiazem may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking diltiazem?

You should not use diltiazem if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

  • a serious heart condition such as "sick sinus syndrome" or "AV block" (unless you have a pacemaker);
  • very low blood pressure; or
  • if you have recently had a heart attack and you have a build-up of fluid in your lungs.

To make sure diltiazem is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • kidney disease;
  • liver disease;
  • congestive heart failure; or
  • if you also take digoxin, or a beta blocker (such as atenolol, carvedilol, metoprolol, propranolol, sotalol, and others).

It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Diltiazem can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

How should I take diltiazem?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Do not crush, chew, break, or open an extended-release tablet or capsule. Swallow it whole.

To make swallowing easier, ask your doctor or pharmacist if you can open a diltiazem capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use.

Use diltiazem regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

You should not stop using diltiazem suddenly. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medicine even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. You may also need frequent blood tests.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of diltiazem can be fatal.

Overdose symptoms may include slow heartbeat, weakness, chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting.

What should I avoid while taking diltiazem?

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with diltiazem and lead to unwanted side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.

Diltiazem may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking diltiazem.

What are the possible side effects of diltiazem?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • slow heartbeats;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest; or
  • shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain.

Common side effects may include:

  • dizziness, weakness;
  • headache;
  • nausea; or
  • rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect diltiazem?

Many drugs can interact with diltiazem, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about diltiazem.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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