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 3  Blood pressure Ringing in ears..causes shortness of breath better with lower dose..works to divide tab taking 45 mg morn. 45mg evening..caused sometightness in chest area F 71 4 days
45mg 2X D
 2  Angina, HBP Nausea, ringing ears, confusion, anxiety It blocked my angina but at a cost I couldn't pay. It made me feel horrible, like a bad case of flu topped with an anxiety attack. I couldn't think straight. M 74 5 days
30 mg 2X D
 1  afib high bp broke out in serious hives on lower back, thighs, armpits, back of knees, and inside of elbows. Terrible itching, had headaches, made my life misreble. Started cutting back on the meds for 8 days , and hives and itching diminished,This is first day without it, and it;s gotten much better; blessed relief. prob would've scratched myself to death. manufactured by Mylan, maybe different manufacturer might affect others differently. F 67 45 days
180 MG 1X D
 3  atrial fib My husband was taken off nitro patches and put on this drug. We don't know if this is the drug that has been causig low-grade constant headaches orr if it's a combo of this plus xarelto and aricept, or if the cause is one of the these other drugs. Has anyone else had headaches from this drug? Also, ringing in the ears and low energy. M 73 4 months
120mg 1X D
 1  High blood pressure Ringing ears, nausea, chest pressure, nightmares, shortness of breath M 67 1 days
30mg 3X D
 5  high blood presure none F 51 8 years
240 mg 1X D
 3  fast heart rate with swollen glands Hot Face Flushing& VERY COLD stinging sensations in lower trunk and my thighs kept me from sleep. Low grade fever persisted even though a throat culture was negative. After 3 wks. itchy and had light rash, began shallow quick breathing for a few minutes a day. Felt wired! So far, not good management of High BP,since it causes fever which raises BP and I still feel unwell. But,it dropped heart rate 96 points. (I don't have heart disease.) I hope there aren't Sulfites in these tabs, as I'm allergic to Sulfites. My doctor introduces new BP meds when I'm sick with bronchitis, the flu etc. Of course, BP is higher when one has inflammation and fever! So I suffer double. Plus BP meds can CAUSE a fever so who knows if med is working? I tried to go up to 120 mg. tabs 2XDAY of Diltiazem for 4 days for even better BP control. I had mild headaches. I GOT TOO DIZZY! I couldn't take a dish out of a sink and put it in a cabinet. (I might try a 90mg. tab 1xDay and skip the bedtime dose, just to have BP lowered somewhat.) F 50 28 days
90 2X D
1X D
 4  atrial flutter, atrialfib,tachacard I felt for a while a bit down, not actually depressed, it has been the true drug for the firewall I need, as I can break out to a 210 heart rate on a dime even with this pacemaker in. I have post open heart surgical nerve and rhythm damage and am grateful for this drug keeping me going. it is much better than other calcium channel blockers as one I took had me nosedive into this dark place which scared my big mind and upset me that I wasnt forewarned about the horrific side effects of some of these drugs. I take some nerve meds so I find it is best to take cardizem at nighttime and it has the least noticeable affects then. I tried to take a lower dose for a bit 120cd and went into atrial fib at the store..208 rate and counting..I just cant stand having an abnormal heart rate..so I will take the pill if it works. I would try different doses if your having problems as there is no one drug that anyone could agree on and I would also experiment as to the time of day you take it. I like later at bedtime and it seems to be much more tolerable. I of course would always prefer no drug...but thats not going to happen F 53 3 years

DILTIAZEM HCL  (DILTIAZEM HYDROCHLORIDE):  Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and prevent chest pain (angina). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. When used regularly, diltiazem can decrease the number and severity of episodes of chest pain from angina. It may help increase your ability to exercise. Diltiazem is called a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels in the body and heart so blood can flow more easily. Diltiazem also lowers your heart rate. These effects help the heart work less hard and lower blood pressure.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)