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  • 12/12/2022

Diltiazem, Oral Capsule

What is diltiazem?

Diltiazem oral capsule is a prescription drug that’s available as the brand-name drugs Cardizem CD and Taztia XT. Diltiazem oral tablet is available as the brand-name drug Cardizem. The extended-release form of diltiazem oral capsule is also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand.

Diltiazem, Oral Capsule

Diltiazem is available as an extended-release capsule. It is also available as an immediate-release tablet, an extended-release tablet, and an intravenous (IV) solution, which is only given by a healthcare professional.

Diltiazem is used to treat chest pain and high blood pressure.

Diltiazem belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. A class of drugs refers to medications that work similarly. They have a similar chemical structure and are often used to treat similar conditions.

Diltiazem works by relaxing the blood vessels in your heart and body. This reduces your blood pressure.

This drug also lowers your heart rate and dilates your coronary arteries. This means that your heart doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood throughout your body. These effects, combined with lowering your blood pressure, help to reduce your chest pain.