Cardizem CD Dosage

The usual starting Cardizem CD dosage for treating high blood pressure is 180 to 240 mg once a day. For the treatment of chest pain, the recommended dose is 120 to 180 mg once daily. If needed, your healthcare provider can increase your Cardizem CD dose if your condition does not improve or decrease the dosage if you experience any bothersome side effects.

Cardizem CD Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of Cardizem CD® (diltiazem hydrochloride) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Cardizem CD Dosage for High Blood Pressure

The recommended starting dose of Cardizem CD for treating high blood pressure (hypertension) is 180 to 240 mg once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose to better control your blood pressure or decrease your dose if you experience bothersome Cardizem CD side effects.
 

Cardizem CD Dosage for Angina

The recommended starting dose of Cardizem CD for treating chest pain (angina) is 120 to 180 mg once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose to better control your chest pain. The dosage can also be decreased if you experience bothersome side effects of Cardizem CD.
 

General Information on Dosing With Cardizem CD

Considerations for people taking Cardizem CD include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth once daily.
     
  • You can take Cardizem CD with or without food.
     
  • Because Cardizem CD capsules are extended-release, they should not be opened, broken, or chewed. Be sure to swallow them whole.
     
  • The medication should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
     
  • For Cardizem CD to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to Cardizem CD or your Cardizem CD dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
     
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