Dilcontin 60mg Tab
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Dilcontin 60mg Tab is used in the treatment of hypertension, and it belongs to the group of calcium channel blockers. The generic name of the medicine is diltiazem.
Uses of Dilcontin 60mg Tab
Dilcontin 60mg Tab is used for the management and control of high blood pressure and angina (chest pain).
Contraindications of Dilcontin 60mg Tab
- Allergic reaction to this medicine or any other calcium channel blockers
- Heart failure
- Irregular heartbeats
Side effects of Dilcontin 60mg Tab
- Skin rashes,
- Swelling of hands, feet and ankle
- Stomach pain
- Feeling of abnormal heartbeats
Precautions and Warnings of Dilcontin 60mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
The medicine must not be used during pregnancy or while you are planning a pregnancy.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
The physician should be consulted as the safe use of this medicine during breastfeeding is unknown.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
The tablet may cause drowsiness, and driving should be avoided until you feel well after its administration.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Alcohol should not be consumed during the treatment with this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have very low blood pressure
- You have kidney or liver disorders
- You have bowel issues
Mode of Action of Dilcontin 60mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The composition of Dilcontin 60mg Tab acts by lowering the blood pressure. It restrains the transport of calcium ions across the membranes of the blood vessels and the heart cells. This reduces the load on the heart and decreases the tension in the blood vessels.
Directions for Use of Dilcontin 60mg Tab
The dosage of Dilcontin 60mg Tab should be taken with water exactly as prescribed by the physician.
Interactions of Dilcontin 60mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Simvastatin, atorvastatin or lovastatin (medicines used for the treatment of cholesterol levels)
- Dantrolene, lomitapide, nefazodone, ivacaftor and flibanserin
Interactions with food items
During treatment with this medicine, grapefruit and its juice (its extracts or juices) should be avoided as it may result in an excessive drop in blood pressure.
Other general Interactions
If you are suffering from irregular or slow heartbeats and heart failure, you are urged to share the information of your respective conditions with the doctor and choose an alternative medicine.
Storage and disposal of Dilcontin 60mg Tab
The ideal conditions of storage would be in a place at room temperature lacking heat, moisture and light. Standard waste management protocols should be followed while disposing this medicine.
Dosage of Dilcontin 60mg Tab
The emergency department should be contacted immediately in case of an overdose of this medicine. The symptoms of overdose of Dilcontin 60mg Tab are irregular heartbeats, fainting, difficulty in breathing, fits, dizziness, confusion, vomiting and increased sweating.
Missed a Dose
The missed dose needs to be taken at the earliest whenever you recall it. The missed dose should be skipped if it is time for the next dose and the regular dosing schedule must be followed. Extra dose for compensation should never be taken.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the ideal storage conditions for these tablets?
A: The tablets need to be stored in an airtight container at room temperature, away from excessive heat, moisture and grasp of children and pets.
Q: What are the things to be discussed with the doctor prior to treatment with this medicine?
A: Your entire medical and surgical history (especially heart-, liver- or kidney-related disorders) along with the medications, natural and herbal supplements must be reported to the doctor. Women should also inform about pregnancy status or plans to conceive prior to treatment. He/she should be informed in case .
Q: What are the dietary restrictions to be followed while using this medicine?
A: The medicine should not be consumed by patients with soya or peanut allergy as it contains soya oil.
Q: When and how should I take this medicine?
A: The tablet should be swallowed (not crushed or chewed) with water as a whole. It should be taken within a gap of 24 hours, preferably at the same time daily.
Q: What are the other precautions to be taken while using this medicine?
A: The medicine is not to be used in children. Do not take the tablet if it is broken or crushed or if it has passed the date of expiry. It should not be taken in excess.
- National Center for Biotechnology Information. Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Diltiazem.
- electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). Package leaflet: information for the user. Adizem®-XL 120 mg, 180 mg, 200 mg, 240 mg and 300 mg capsules. Diltiazem hydrochloride.
- WebMD. Drugs and Medications.
- DailyMed. Label: Diltiazem HCL CD – diltiazem hydrochloride capsule, coated, extended release.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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