What does CD mean in diltiazem?

These medicines both contain an active ingredient called diltiazem hydrochloride. The difference between these is that Cardizem CD is designed to release the active ingredient slowly so that it works over 24 hours and can be taken once a day (CD stands for “controlled delivery”).

What is diltiazem HCl CD used for?

Diltiazem is used alone or together with other medicines to treat angina (severe chest pain) or hypertension (high blood pressure). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly.

Is diltiazem ER and CD the same?

About Diltiazem ER (Cardizem CD) It relaxes your blood vessels and decreases the amount of work the heart has to do. It treats high blood pressure and/or prevents chest pain (also called angina).

What is Apo diltiazem?

Diltiazem belongs to a family of medications known as calcium channel blockers. It is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). It works by relaxing blood vessels and by reducing the workload of the heart.

Is diltiazem CD a diuretic?

It may be concluded that diltiazem does not aggravate congestive heart failure through its diuretic action and probably its systemic vasodilating action.

Is diltiazem used for anxiety?

Three reports (two open, one double-blind) described some success in the treatment of panic disorder with verapamil, diltiazem, or nimodipine and one open-label study described unsuccessful treatment of anxiety and phobia with nifedipine in patients with various anxiety disorders.

When should you not take diltiazem?

Stop taking diltiazem and call a doctor straight away if you get: severe pain in your stomach. yellow skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow – this can be a sign of liver problems.

When to take diltiazem hydrochloride capsules USP?

Information for Patients. Diltiazem Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsules USP (Once-a-day dosage) should be taken on an empty stomach. Patients should be cautioned that the Diltiazem Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsules USP (Once-a-day dosage) should not be opened, chewed or crushed, and should be swallowed whole.

What are the inactive ingredients of diltiazem hydrochloride?

Inactive Ingredients: Dilt-XR [Diltiazem Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsules USP (Once-a-day dosage)] also contain black SW-9008/SW-9009, hypromellose, red iron oxide, yellow iron oxide, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, gelatin, D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Red No. 40, D&C Red No. 28, FD&C Blue #1 and titanium dioxide.

When to take dilt XR for high blood pressure?

For the treatment of high blood pressure, it may take 2 weeks before you get the full benefit of this drug. This medication must be taken regularly to prevent angina. It should not be used to treat angina when it occurs. Use other medications (such as nitroglycerin placed under the tongue) to relieve an angina attack as directed by your doctor.