Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm
By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
30g Gel in Tube
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The composition of Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm consists of diltiazem, which belongs to the calcium channel blockers group of medicine.
Uses of Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm
- Anal fissure (tear of anal skin)
- Anal pain, tenderness, irritation
Contraindications of Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm
- Allergic reaction to the medicine
- Heart disorders
Side effects of Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm
- Rectal bleeding
- Soreness on the area of application
Precautions and Warnings of Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
This gel is unsafe to use during pregnancy. Kindly consult your doctor.
Can I take Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm while breastfeeding?
The local application may be safe. Consult your doctor.
Can I drive if I have applied Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm?
No caution is required.
Can I consume alcohol after applying the medicine?
There is no known interaction with alcohol.
Mode of Action of Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm
How Does It Work?
This gel works by relaxing the muscle around the anus. This reduces pressure and increases blood flow to the area to allow healing to occur.
Directions for Use of Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm
Use the dosage of Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm as directed by your doctor. You should wash your hands before and after application of the gel.
Interactions of Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm
Interactions with other medicines
This medicine is known react with some other medicines such as dantrolene, lomitapide, simvastatin, ivacaftor, flibanserin, nefazodone, ivabradine (for the treatment of angine) and statin medicines that are used to decrease the cholesterol levels. Since the medicine is being used in the gel form, you should consult your doctor for more information.
Interactions with food items
There are no food interactions for local application. Kindly consult your doctor.
Other general Interactions
Individuals with heart failure or irregular or slow heartbeats should avoid the application of this medicine. You should inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have skin allergies.
Storage and disposal of Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm
The gel should be stored at room temperature (22–24°C), away from heat, direct sunlight, moisture and children's reach. Expired gel must be properly discarded by strictly adhering to the standard waste management guidelines instructed by the pharmacist.
Dosage of Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm
In case of over-application of this gel, itching and burning sensation on the applied area, bleeding, dizziness, fainting, and slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat, confusion, increased sweating and fits is possible. If you have applied it in excess amounts, you need to clean it with water and immediately report to a healthcare professional. Accidental or deliberate ingestion of this gel can lead to diarrhoea, vomiting, and fainting.
Missed a Dose
In case you forget to apply Diltiact 2% Gel 30gm as per the prescribed dosage, use the medicine as soon as you remember. If it is nearing the time for your next application, skip the missed one and go back to the regular schedule. Do not use double the amount to compensate for the missed application.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long can this gel be applied?
A: This gel is not usually used for long periods. Consult your doctor for the duration.
Q: What precautions are to be taken if the expired dose of the medicine is applied?
A: It might not affect but kindly consult your doctor immediately.
Q: What precautions to be taken while applying the gel?
A: Do not swallow the gel and avoid contact with the eyes.
Q: Can I stop using this gel immediately, if I feel better?
A: No, you should consult your doctor before stopping this gel.
Q: Is the gel habit-forming?
A: No such tendencies are reported.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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