Dilzem 30 MG Tablet
This medication obstructs calcium to function, to effectively relax heart muscles and blood vessels. It is prescribed to patients who suffer from high blood pressure issues or have angina. Patients with various disorders of the heart rhythm may also be prescribed this medication.
This is primarily because this medication can cause certain side effects, which may aggravate if the dosage is not right. Some side effects of this medication are-
- Light headedness
- Problems with breathing
- Nausea and weakness
- Dark urine and stool
- Pain in the stomach
- Sore throat and fever
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medication lasts for an average duration of 9 to 12 hours for an immediate-release tablet, 12 to 24 hours for an extended-release tablet, 15 to 30 hours for an extended-release capsule, 9 to 12 hours for a single intravenous dose, 12 to 15 hours for an infusion.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this medication can be observed in 2 to 4 hours for an immediate-release tablet, 11 to 18 hours for an extended-release tablet and 10 to 14 hours for an extended-release capsule.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medication is not recommended for pregnant women. Use under the supervision of the doctor, only if clinical condition clearly requires the use of this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medication is not recommended for breastfeeding women. Use only if clearly needed under the doctor's supervision. Monitoring of blood pressure is necessary.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Dilzem 30 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsThe missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for your next dose.
Overdose instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medication belongs to the class non-dihydropyridine calcium-channel blocker. it works by inhibiting the influx of calcium into the myocardial cells and vascular smooth muscle cells thus inhibit the contraction of muscles and dilate the coronary and smooth muscle arteries.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholConsumption of alcohol should be avoided while taking this medicine, especially when you start taking the medicine or a change its dosage. Symptoms like headache, dizziness, change in pulse or heart rate should be reported to the doctor.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
CarbamazepineCombined use of these medicines is not recommended due to changes in the levels of these medicines. Any symptoms of headache, dizziness, visual disturbances should be reported to the doctor. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition or an alternate medicine should be considered.
ItraconazoleThe combined use of these medicines is not recommended due to changes in the levels of this medication. Any symptoms of swelling of hands, feet, dizziness should be reported to the doctor. Avoid operating machinery and driving vehicle. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition or an alternate medicine should be considered.
Ethinyl EstradiolThe blood levels of oral contraceptives may increase if taken with this medication. Dose adjustments are to be based on the clinical condition or an alternate medicine should be considered.
AtorvastatinThese medicines should be used with caution due to increase in the levels of atorvastatin which may cause severe muscle injury. Frequent monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary. Any symptoms of muscle pain, tenderness, dark colored urine should be reported to the doctor. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Interaction with Disease
Aortic StenosisThis medication is not recommended in the patients with aortic stenosis as it may worsen the myocardial oxygen balance.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
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