3 patient evaluations for Diltiazem with a side effects rating of Mild

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Jul 20, 2015 (Started Jul 10, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for swallowing difficulty (dysphagia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (occasional low blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the medication works for me at the lowest dose. It lowers my blood pressure, but not too low now. I am able to eat and manage my swallowing and making sure my food goes to my stomach. I can't talk while I eat because I need to pay attention whether or not my food is going down like it is supposed to do.

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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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