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Cartia XT Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA, Cartia XT, Dilacor XR, Dilt-CD, Diltia XT, Diltiazem Hydrochloride CD, Diltiazem Hydrochloride SR, Diltiazem Hydrochloride XR, Diltiazem Hydrochloride XT, Dilt-XR, Diltzac, Taztia XT, Tiazac
Generic Name: diltiazem (Pronunciation: dil TYE a zem)
- What is diltiazem (Cartia XT)?
- What are the possible side effects of diltiazem?
- What is the most important information I should know about diltiazem?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking diltiazem?
- How should I take diltiazem?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking diltiazem?
- What other drugs will affect diltiazem?
- Where can I get more information?
What is diltiazem (Cartia XT)?
Diltiazem is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels.
Diltiazem is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders.
Diltiazem may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Cardizem CD 120 mg
turquoise, capsule, imprinted with Cardizem CD 120 mg
Cardizem CD 180 mg
blue/turquoise, capsule, imprinted with Cardizem CD 180 mg
Cardizem CD 240 mg
blue, capsule, imprinted with cardizem 240 mg
Cardizem CD 300 mg
blue/gray, capsule, imprinted with Cardizem CD 300 mg
Cardizem LA 120 mg
oblong, white, imprinted with B, 120, 120 MG
Cardizem LA 180 mg
oblong, white, imprinted with B, 180
Cardizem LA 240 mg
oblong, white, imprinted with B, 240
Cardizem LA 360 mg
oblong, white, imprinted with B, 360
Cardizem LA 420 mg
oblong, white, imprinted with B, 420 MG
Cartia XT 120 mg
capsule, orange/white, imprinted with 120 mg, Andryx 597
Cartia XT 180 mg
orange/yellow, capsule, imprinted with 180 mg, Andryx 598
Cartia XT 240 mg
brown/orange, capsule, imprinted with 240 mg, Andryx 599
Cartia XT 300 mg
capsule, orange, imprinted with 300 mg, Andryx 600
Dilacor XR 120 mg
gold/white, capsule, imprinted with rpr DILACOR XR 120 mg
Dilacor XR 180 mg per 24 hours-WAT
capsule, beige/lavender, imprinted with DILACOR XR 180 mg
Dilacor XR 180 mg
capsule, orange/white, imprinted with DILACOR XR 180 mg
Dilacor XR 240 mg
brown/white, capsule, imprinted with Logo DILACOR XR 240 mg
Dilacor XR 240 mg-WAT
blue/pink, capsule, imprinted with Logo DILACOR 240 mg
Dilitazem 240 mg ER-EON
capsule, green, imprinted with R-2578
Diltia XT 180 mg
capsule, gray, imprinted with Andryx 549 180 mg
Diltiazem 120 mg-24-MYL
pink, capsule, imprinted with MYLAN 5220
Diltiazem 120 mg-MYL
oblong, white, imprinted with M525
Diltiazem 120 mg-TEV
oval, orange, imprinted with 93 321
Diltiazem 180 mg-24-MYL
pink/purple, capsule, imprinted with MYLAN 5280
Diltiazem 240 mg-24-MYL
blue/pink, capsule, imprinted with MYLAN 5340
Diltiazem 30 mg-MYL
round, white, imprinted with M 23
Diltiazem 30 mg-TEV
round, peach, imprinted with 93 318
Diltiazem 60 mg-APH
round, yellow, imprinted with BMS, 55 50
Diltiazem 60 mg-MYL
round, yellow, imprinted with M 45
Diltiazem 60 mg-TEV
round, orange, imprinted with 93 319
Diltiazem 90 mg ER-MYL
pink/yellow, capsule, imprinted with MYLAN 6090
Diltiazem 90 mg-MYL
oblong, white, imprinted with M135
Diltiazem 90 mg-TEV
oval, peach, imprinted with 93 320
Diltiazem 90 mg-WAT
oblong, blue, imprinted with WATSON 777
Diltiazem CD 120 mg-APO
capsule, white, imprinted with APO, 007
Diltiazem CD 180 mg-APO
capsule, blue/white, imprinted with APO, 008
Diltiazem CD 240 mg-APO
capsule, blue/white, imprinted with APO, 009
Diltiazem ER 120 mg-MYL
capsule, pink, imprinted with MYLAN 6120
Diltiazem ER 120 mg-TEV
capsule, green, imprinted with BVF 120
Diltiazem ER 180 mg-TEV
capsule, green, imprinted with BVF 180
Diltiazem ER 180 mg-WAT
pink/white, imprinted with 180 mg WATSON 663
Diltiazem ER 240 mg-TEV
capsule, green, imprinted with BVF 240
Diltiazem ER 300 mg-TEV
capsule, green/white, imprinted with BVF 300
Diltiazem SR 120 mg-MYL
capsule, pink, imprinted with MYLAN 6120
Diltiazem SR 60 mg-MYL
capsule, pink/white, imprinted with MYLAN 6060
Diltiazem XR 120 mg-APO
capsule, orange/white, imprinted with APO 014
Diltiazem XR 180 mg-APO
capsule, orange/white, imprinted with APO 015
Diltiazem XR 240 mg-APO
capsule, brown/white, imprinted with APO 016
Diltzac 120 mg
blue, imprinted with APO, 120
Diltzac 180 mg
turquoise/white, imprinted with APO, 180
Diltzac 240 mg
blue/turquoise, imprinted with APO, 240
Diltzac 300 mg
blue/white, imprinted with APO, 300
Diltzac 360 mg
turquoise, imprinted with APO, 360
Tiazac 120 mg
purple, capsule, imprinted with Tiazac 120
Tiazac 180 mg
capsule, blue/white, imprinted with Tiazac 180
Tiazac 240 mg
green/purple, capsule, imprinted with Tiazac 240
Tiazac 300 mg
capsule, purple/white, imprinted with Tiazac 300
Tiazac 360 mg
capsule, blue, imprinted with Tiazac 360
Tiazac 420 mg
capsule, white, imprinted with Tiazac 420
What are the possible side effects of diltiazem?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- a red, blistering skin rash;
- swelling in your hands or feet;
- trouble breathing;
- slow heartbeats;
- dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeat;
- upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
- severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Less serious side effects may include:
- dizziness, weakness, tired feeling;
- upset stomach, nausea;
- sore throat, cough, stuffy nose; or
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Cartia XT (diltiazem hydrochloride extended release capsules) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about diltiazem?
Do not use this medication if you have certain heart conditions such as "sick sinus syndrome" or "AV block" (unless you have a pacemaker), low blood pressure, or if you have recently had a heart attack.
Before taking diltiazem, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, or congestive heart failure.
Diltiazem may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Do not stop taking this medication without first talking to your doctor. If you stop taking diltiazem suddenly, your condition may become worse.
Diltiazem may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and other medications. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.
Additional Cartia XT Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get tips on handling your hypertension.