14 patient evaluations for Diltiazem

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Aug 24, 2008 (Started Feb 09, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is very important to take this med. as directed by doc.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 9, 2008 (Started Sep 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg/24 hours Daily

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Mar 21, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, skin rash, feeling of heart pounding)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: It's good has given me more years. So far 3
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: feeling of heart pounding, skin rash, nausea

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Dec 1, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 360 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been so much better since going on Plavix for clotting and adhering to my blood pressure meds, that I'm not sure I need this med anymore. Need to see my cardiologist for evaluation.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 14, 2010 (Started Jun 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for angina pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 240 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I found Dilthiazem very efficient in keeping angina in check'

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Feb 6, 2011 (Started Jun 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 240 mg/24 hours Daily

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Jun 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 240 mg/24 hours Daily

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Jan 5, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure increased)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 240 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 27, 2011 (Started Oct 04, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 240 mg/24 hours Daily

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Feb 23, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Prinzmetal angina)
  • Side effects
    Mild (orthostatic hypotension)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: orthostatic hypotension

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Mar 20, 2013 (Started Apr 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cramps in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 22, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cramps in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have found that this medication helps keep the cramps away from my legs. I went from having major cramps to the point of waking up in the middle of the night screaming to having very little. I also found that it has helped me keep my blood pressure down (which it is actually supposed to be for) when my other medications would normally bring my blood pressure high. I will admit I still have a very high heart rate, but my blood pressure is normal. So it helps maintain, or counter act, the side effects of a few of my other medications.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 19, 2011 (Started Apr 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cramps in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: With taking this medication for the cramps that I get in my legs, if I forget even one dose I know about it, so it really does help to take it like it says and then you don't have to worry about those cramps you get from having severe fibro.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 24, 2010 (Started Apr 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cramps in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I really don't have much to say about this medication. Other than the fact that it tells me to take it every six hours, regardless. But I have found that it works just as well when I just take it four times a day rather than watching the clock for every six hours to come. :)
Cost: < $25 monthly

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