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Channel Sr 120mg Tablet
Channel Sr 120mg Tablet

Channel Sr 120mg Tablet

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Diltiazem(120.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Channel Sr 120mg Tab is used to control cases of high blood pressure. Composition of Channel Sr 120mg Tab is made up of diltiazem, and it is known in medical terms as a 'calcium channel blocker'.

Uses of Channel Sr 120mg Tab

  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Chest pain (angina)

Contraindications of Channel Sr 120mg Tab

  • Individuals with an irregular heartbeat
  • Allergic to this medicine or other calcium channel blockers

Side effects of Channel Sr 120mg Tab

  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Discomfort in chest
  • Drowsiness
  • Swelling of limbs
  • Nausea
  • Rashes
  • Sleeping problems
  • Headache

Precautions and Warnings of Channel Sr 120mg Tab


Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
No, this medicine is unsafe and not advised for pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
It is advised to consult a doctor before using this medicine while still breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
It is not advised to drive if side effects like dizziness and drowsiness are affecting the person.


Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Drinking alcohol can result in further lowering of the blood pressure and is hence not advised.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You have a history of troublesome bowel movements.

Mode of Action of Channel Sr 120mg Tab

How Does It Work?

The heart muscles and blood vessels require calcium ions for effective contraction. This medicine prevents the calcium ion from being transported, which results in dilation of the blood vessels and the heart muscles, in turn decreasing the blood pressure.
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Directions for Use of Channel Sr 120mg Tab

The medicine can be taken with or without a meal. It is advised to take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor.

Interactions of Channel Sr 120mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Taking an anti-epileptic medicine like carbamazepine along with Channel Sr 120mg Tab can result in increased concentration of the anti-epileptic medicine, which can be toxic for the body
  • Medicines taken to decrease cholesterol levels can result in increasing the concentration of this medicine in the body, resulting in increased side effects

Interactions with food items

Consuming grapefruit juice with this medicine can result in a drop in blood pressure to very low levels.

Other general Interactions

Individuals suffering from severe liver conditions are advised to consult a doctor first for a safer dosage of this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Channel Sr 120mg Tab

The medicine is advised to be stored at room temperature. The tablet should be kept away from any direct source of sunlight or moisture.

Dosage of Channel Sr 120mg Tab


It is recommended to take the individual to a medical professional or emergency room in a suspected case of overdose of Channel Sr 120mg Tab. Overdosing can cause symptoms like fits, decreased blood pressure, difficulty in breathing, and vomiting.
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dosage of Channel Sr 120mg Tab, it must be made up as soon as possible but not if the next scheduled dose is due. Make sure to not turn it into a double dose or overdose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What is the complication for prescribing this medicine to a person with issues of bowel movement?

A: This medicine relaxes the muscles, including the gut and a relaxed gut muscle can result in constipation.

Q: How long does it takes for this medicine to start working?

A: The effect of the medicine starts in about 2 to 4 hours after an oral administration.

Q: Is it safe to use aspirin with this medicine?

A: Taking aspirin with this medicine can result in weakness, headache, easy bruising and other side effects.

Q: Can I quit taking this medicine without consulting a doctor?

A: Quitting this medicine can result in the blood pressure rising back up again and in adverse conditions, lead to a stroke.

Q: What is the effect of this medicine on the liver?

A: This medicine results in increased production of liver enzymes, which can hamper the working of the organ. In extreme cases, the medicine can result in the failure of the organ. It is advised to consult a doctor while taking this tablet.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 03:37 PM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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