Diltiazem is used in different medications used to treat hypertension. This is an active component, which is a benzothiazepine derivative with anti-hypertensive, antiarrhythmic properties. It blocks voltage-sensitive calcium channels in the blood vessels and inhibits the ion-control gating mechanisms. So as to prevent an increase in calcium levels by other revenues.
Class of Drugs – A calcium channel blocker
Molecular Formula – C22H26N2O4S
Molecular Weight – 414.5 g/mol
Working: This component Diltiazem works by blocking the entry of calcium into muscle cells that make up the heart and that surround the arteries. It makes the entry of calcium into these cells. It causes the cells to contract and allows the heart to pump blood. It also triggers the arteries to get narrow. Due to the blocking the entry of calcium, the ingredient decreases the force of contraction of the heart and its rate of contraction. It can be used to relax the muscles around the arteries. It widens the arteries.
Uses: It is approved for the treatment of Hypertension. It can be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive medications. It also treats chronic stable angina. It helps to increase the ability to exercise and decrease the number of angina attacks.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This medication Diltiazem is used as an active ingredient in various medicines to treat hypertension. is available in popular brands as follows:
- Cardizem: 30 mg, 60 mg, and 120 mg
- Cartia XT: 30 mg, 60 mg, and 120 mg
- Dilt-XR: 30 mg, 60 mg, and 120 mg
- Cardizem CD: 30 mg, 60 mg, and 120 mg
Do not consume alcoholic products while treating with this medication.