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- What is diltiazem, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for diltiazem?
- Is diltiazem available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for diltiazem?
- What are the side effects of diltiazem?
- What is the dosage for diltiazem?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with diltiazem?
- Is diltiazem safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about diltiazem?
Is diltiazem safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Diltiazem is excreted in breast milk. To avoid adverse effects in the infant, diltiazem should not be taken while nursing.
What else should I know about diltiazem?
What preparations of diltiazem are available?
- Tablets (immediate release): 30, 60, 90, and 120 mg.
- Tablets (extended release): 120, 180, 240, 300, 360, 420 mg.
- Capsules (extended release): 120, 180, 240, 300, 360, 420 mg.
- Powder for injection: 100 mg.
- Injectable Solution: 5 mg/ml.
How should I keep diltiazem stored?
Tablets, capsules and powder for injection should be stored at room temperature, 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F). Solution for injection should be stored at 2 C and 8 C (36 F and 46 F).
Reference: FDA Prescribing Information
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