What is the drug Teva diltiazem used for?

Diltiazem is used to prevent chest pain (angina). It may help to increase your ability to exercise and decrease how often you may get angina attacks. Diltiazem is called a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels in the body and heart and lowers the heart rate.

Does diltiazem make you sleepy?

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

Can diltiazem cause weight gain?

Heart failure has gotten worse in some people taking this drug. If you have heart failure, talk with your doctor. 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.

Are there any side effects from taking diltiazem?

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs Some side effects of diltiazem may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine.

How does Teva diltiazem work for high blood pressure?

Teva-Diltiazem: Diltiazem belongs to a family of medications known as calcium channel blockers. It is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). It works by relaxing blood vessels and by reducing the workload of the heart.

When to take diltiazem HCl CR 120 mg?

How to use Diltiazem Hcl CR 120 Mg/24Hr Capsule,Extended Release. Take this medication by mouth without food, usually once daily before breakfast or as directed by your doctor. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush or chew the capsules. Doing so can release all of the drug at once and may increase your risk of side effects.

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