Diltiazem (Cardizem®, Dilacor XR®)

is a calcium channel blocker

Medication Info

  • Class of Medication
    • is a calcium channel blocker
  • Effects
    • can slow heart rate
    • cause the heart to ‘relax’ more effectively
    • reduce blood pressure
    • used for some heart rhythm disturbances
  • Side Effects
    • at appropriate doses are uncommon
      • weakness
    • loss of appetite can occur
  • Other Info
    • Dilacor is an unusual longer acting drug, with tablets that are present within a capsule
      • This form also tends to affect appetite more
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