When and How to Take Dilt-CD

Some general considerations for when and how to take Dilt-CD include:
  • Dilt-CD comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
  • You can take Dilt-CD with or without food.
  • Dilt-CD capsules are extended-release and should not be broken, or chewed, or crushed. Be sure to swallow them whole.
  • Dilt-CD should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
  • For Dilt-CD to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.

Dilt-CD Dosing Information

The dose of Dilt-CD 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 currently be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your Dilt-CD dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Diltiazem Dosage for more information about dosing for Dilt-CD.)

Side Effects of Dilt-CD

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Dilt-CD. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. When Dilt-CD side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Dilt-CD include, but are not limited to:
  • Headache
  • Slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Swelling or water retention, especially in the hands, feet, or lower leg (edema)
  • Weakness.
(Click Diltiazem Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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