What is Diltiazem CD?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Diltiazem

Diltiazem CD is an extended release formulation of diltiazem, a type of medication known as a calcium-channel blocker. It may be used to treat high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), certain types of angina (chest pain), and abnormal heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 6 3
Atrial fibrillation 5 2
Angina pain 2 1
High blood pressure (hypertension) 2 1
Esophageal spasms 1 0
Migraine headaches 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Diltiazem CD

Side effect Patients
Orthostatic hypotension 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Diltiazem CD

Dosage Patients
120 mg/24 hours daily 2
240 mg/24 hours daily 2
120 mg daily 1
240 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Diltiazem CD

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Diltiazem CD

Duration

Currently taking Diltiazem CD

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Diltiazem CD

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Diltiazem CD after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Diltiazem CD

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: 120 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

  • 0 helpful marks

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'

  • 0 helpful marks
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