Dilcontin Cr Xl Tablet is a blood pressure-lowering medicine. It contains diltiazem as an active ingredient. Dilcontin Cr Xl Tablet is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and angina (chest pain due to reduced blood supply to the heart). It works by relaxing the blood vessels thereby decreasing the blood pressure. It improves the blood supply to heart muscles. The medicine is to be taken as directed by the doctor before or after food. High blood pressure and angina are critical health conditions if not treated well may affect other organs of the body including the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, brain etc and may lead to heart attack, heart failure, vision loss, kidney failure. Taking the medicine regularly as prescribed by the doctor along with other lifestyle modifications such as eating a healthy diet low in salt and fat, staying active, maintaining a healthy weight, and consuming alcohol in moderation may help you control blood pressure better. You should also inform the doctor about your complete medical history before initiating the treatment.
For the treatment of high blood pressure and angina pectoris (chest pain due to reduced blood supply to the heart)....
Q: Can I stop taking Dilcontin Cr Xl Tablet if I start feeling better, and my symptoms are gone?
A: No, do not stop taking the medicine suddenly, as it may worsen your condition of hypertension. Instead, you should consult the doctor and he/she may adjust your dose as per your needs.
Q: What lifestyle modification I should follow to control blood pressure?
A: You should take medicine regularly at the same time. In addition to that, making lifestyle changes may also help to control your blood pressure. These changes include eating a healthy diet, low in fat and salt, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising at least 30 minutes every day, reducing alcohol consumption, and taking a pause on smoking habits.
Q: What complications if high blood pressure is not under control?
A: Uncontrolled high blood pressure may cause serious complications in several body parts. It causes heart failure, kidney damage, bleeding in the brain and eyes.