Dilzem 60mg Tablet
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The composition of Dilzem 60mg Tab comprises mainly diltiazem, and it is a kind of calcium channel blocker (CCB). It helps treat high blood pressure.
Uses of Dilzem 60mg Tab
The uses of Dilzem 60mg Tab include the treatment of chest pain and high blood pressure.
Contraindications of Dilzem 60mg Tab
- Allergic to this or any other calcium channel antagonist
- Heart failure
- Irregular or slow heartbeats
Side effects of Dilzem 60mg Tab
- Swelling of hands, feet, and ankles
- Nausea, stomach pain
- Headache, dizziness, drowsiness
- Skin rash
- Tiredness, difficulty sleeping
- Abnormal heartbeats
Precautions and Warnings of Dilzem 60mg Tab
Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
It is not recommended to be taken during pregnancy.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
Not much data is available on whether this medicine passes into breast milk, consult your doctor before taking.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
You may feel dizzy or sleepy, hence be careful while driving.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Do not consume alcohol with this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have a medical history of bowel problems
- You have low blood pressure
- You suffer from liver or kidney disease
Mode of Action of Dilzem 60mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Calcium ions increase the rate at which muscle cells of the heart contract. The medicine works by inhibiting the activity of calcium ions, and easing blood vessels and slowing the force at which the cells contract, hence preventing chest pain by easing the load on the heart.
Directions for Use of Dilzem 60mg Tab
The medication should be taken by mouth before meals and at bedtime, as directed by the physician. Swallow the tablet, do not crush or chew. The dosage of Dilzem 60mg Tab depends upon the patient's condition, response to the treatment, and other medicines being administered along with it.
Interactions of Dilzem 60mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Medicines used to decrease cholesterol levels (simvastatin, atorvastatin or lovastatin)
Interactions with food items
The consumption of grapefruit juice can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure, and it must be avoided.
Storage and disposal of Dilzem 60mg Tab
Store the medicine in room temperature, away from light and moisture. Keep children and pets away from it. Expired and unused medicines should be discarded properly.
Dosage of Dilzem 60mg Tab
Seek emergency help in case of an overdose of Dilzem 60mg Tab; the symptoms include slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat, fainting, difficulty in breathing, fits, dizziness, confusion, vomiting, and increased sweating.
Missed a Dose
Take your doses on time; do not skip even one. If you have missed a dose, take it immediately when you remember. If it is time for the next scheduled dose, avoid the missed dose. Do not take extra doses for the compensation of the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: If I suddenly stop taking medicine, what will happen?
A: If you suddenly stop taking this tablet, your blood pressure may become high and the risk of heart attack and stroke increases. Consult your doctor before stopping the medicine.
Q: What should I do while traveling?
A: Always carry the medicine wherever you go in your handbag. Do not leave in the car, as the heat or moisture can damage the medicine.
Q: Can older people consume it?
A: Yes, but they may require a lower dosage than adults.
Q: Can a person who recently had a heart attack can take Dilzem 60mg Tab?
A: No, it should not be taken by a person who has had a recent heart attack, as this medication could worsen their condition by slowing down the heart rate.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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