Tiazac is a medication available as the extended-release capsule. It is approved for the treatment of high blood pressure i.e. hypertension. Bausch Health Companies Inc., one of the growing pharmaceutical company manufactures this medicine. It contains the main active ingredient, Diltiazem Hydrochloride. This active component is a calcium channel blocker. The capsule is available in dosages as 120 mg and 180 mg.
Manufacturer: Bausch Health Companies Inc.
Active Ingredient: The active ingredient in the mentioned medicine is Diltiazem Hydrochloride. It is a calcium channel blocking agent that inhibits the transmembrane influx of extracellular calcium ions into myocardial and vascular smooth muscle cells. This causes dilatation of coronary and systemic arteries that decreases the myocardial contractility.
Indications: Mentioned medicine to treat high blood pressure and prevent chest pain. Reducing the high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. After its regular consumption, it decreases the number and severity of chest pain from angina. It can be used to increase the ability to exercise.
Tiazac contains a calcium channel blocker that relaxes the blood vessels in the body and heart so blood can flow more easily. It also lowers the heart rate. These effects lower the blood pressure.
Action Mechanism: A medicine contain Diltiazem as the active ingredient works by relaxing the blood vessels in the heart and body. It also reduces the blood pressure. Tiazac also lowers the heart rate and dilates the coronary arteries. This means that the heart doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood throughout the body. The low blood pressure reduces the chest pain.
Dosages: This mentioned medicine is available as an extended-release capsule for oral administration. Available dosages are as follows:
- 120 mg: Consume this capsule with or without food, usually once daily or as directed by the doctor. Swallow the capsules whole
- 180 mg: Administer this capsule once a day with a glass of water after or before meal exactly as prescribed by the doctor
Note: Given medicine must be consumed regularly to prevent angina. It is not recommended to treat angina when it occurs.