DILZEM-60 TABLET

Generic : Diltiazem (60mg)

Treatment : Anti-Angina (heart-related chest pain), Hypertension, Arrhythmia

Pack size  : 15 (Tablet )

Manufacturer : Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$3.50

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Dilzem 60 Tablet CR is used to treat angina (heart-related chest pain), high blood pressure, and some types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia). It is known as a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels to lower blood pressure. This helps to reduce the workload of the heart.

Dilzem 60 Tablet CR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day as advised by your doctor. Keep using this medicine even if you feel well. If you stop taking it suddenly, your condition may worsen. This medicine is only part of a treatment program that should include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Also, inform your doctor if you have very low blood pressure (hypotension), heart failure, or if you recently had a heart attack and have fluid in your lungs. Your doctor may want to monitor your blood pressure while using it and you may need frequent blood tests. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking it.

 

BENEFITS OF DILZEM TABLET CR

In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Dilzem 60 Tablet CR works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. This lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a stroke, heart attack, or kidney problems in the future. It must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. Do not stop taking this medicine without your doctor’s advice, even if you feel well.

In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Dilzem 60 Tablet CR helps treat heart-related chest pain (angina attack) as well as prevent it from happening in the future. However, it should not be used for acute attacks of angina. It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels in the heart. This makes it easier for blood to flow to the heart, so it gets more oxygen. This medicine thus helps to increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily and confidently. It should be taken regularly to be effective. Do not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice, even if you feel well.

In Treatment of Arrhythmia

Dilzem 60 Tablet CR may also be used to treat abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). It may help stop an abnormal rhythm while it is happening or prevent its occurrence in the first place.

 

HOW TO USE DILZEM TABLET CR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dilzem 60 Tablet CR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW DILZEM TABLET CR WORKS

Dilzem 60 Tablet CR is used to treat angina (heart-related chest pain), high blood pressure, and some types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia). It is known as a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels to lower blood pressure. This helps to reduce the workload of the heart.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Dilzem 60 Tablet CR. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dilzem 60 Tablet CR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breast feeding

CAUTION
Dilzem 60 Tablet CR should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Alternative method of infant feeding should be considered.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Dilzem 60 Tablet CR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dilzem 60 Tablet CR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Dilzem 60 Tablet CR is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
warnings

Liver

CAUTION
Dilzem 60 Tablet CR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dilzem 60 Tablet CR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • DANTROLENE
  • IVABRADINE
  • SIMVASTATIN
  • ATORVASTATIN
  • LITHIUM
  • WARFARIN
  • ASPIRIN
  • APIXABAN
  • RIVAROXABAN
  • THEOPHYLLINE
  • METOPROLOL
  • SALMETEROL+FLUTICASONE
  • FORMOTEROL+BUDESONIDE

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE DILZEM TABLET CR?

If you miss a dose of Dilzem 60 Tablet CR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dilzem

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Edema (swelling)

FAQ's

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Q. Is Dilzem 60 Tablet CR a blood thinner?

No, Dilzem 60 Tablet CR is not a blood thinner. It belongs to the calcium channel blocker class of medicines. It is used to treat hypertension, arrhythmias and angina (chest pain caused by a reduction of oxygen to the heart muscle).

Q. Does Dilzem 60 Tablet CR cause weight gain?

Yes, Dilzem 60 Tablet CR may cause weight gain but not in everybody. However, if you are gaining weight while taking Dilzem 60 Tablet CR then consult your doctor or a nutritionist.

Q. Is it better to take Dilzem 60 Tablet CR in the morning or at night?

It is recommended to take Dilzem 60 Tablet CR at night and before meals. The dose will be decided by your doctor and should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor.

Q. Does Dilzem 60 Tablet CR affect sleep?

Dilzem 60 Tablet CR may cause sleeplessness which does not affect everyone. If this persists and worries you talk to your doctor.

Q. Who should not take Dilzem 60 Tablet CR?

You should not take Dilzem 60 Tablet CR if you are allergic to it, have an irregular or slow heartbeat, heart failure, and low blood pressure. It should not be given to children and women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Dilzem 60 Tablet CR?

Symptoms of overdose of Dilzem 60 Tablet CR include slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat, fainting, difficulty breathing and seizures. It may also cause dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting and increased sweating. Contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical services in a nearby hospital.

Q. How long do I need to take Dilzem 60 Tablet CR? Can I stop it on my own?

Your doctor will decide how long you need to take it. Do not stop it on your own or lower your dose. Suddenly stopping it may worsen angina or increase your blood pressure.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Dilzem 60 Tablet CR?

You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Dilzem 60 Tablet CR. Also, avoid driving and using heavy machinery if Dilzem 60 Tablet CR causes dizziness and you experience a general feeling of being unwell. In addition to that, avoid pregnancy and breastfeeding while taking Dilzem 60 Tablet CR.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Dilzem 60 Tablet CR?

The serious side effects of Dilzem 60 Tablet CR include severe allergic reaction, yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea and extreme tiredness. It may also cause unusual bleeding or bruising, lack of energy, loss of appetite and pain in the stomach. One may also experience flu-like symptoms and an increase in the frequency or severity of chest pain (angina). If you experience any such symptoms immediately contact your doctor and seek medical help.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 15

Pack form  – tablet

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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