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.
What is Tiazac?
Tiazac belongs to a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles of the heart and blood vessels.
How should Tiazac be taken?
Take Tiazac extended-release capsules exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Follow all directions on the prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. The doctor may occasionally change the dose.
What is mechanism of action of Tiazac?
Tiazac produces its antihypertensive effect primarily by relaxation of vascular smooth muscle and the resultant decrease in peripheral vascular resistance. The magnitude of blood pressure reduction is related to the degree of hypertension thus, hypertensive individuals experience an antihypertensive effect, whereas there is only a modest fall in blood pressure in normotensives.
What are side effects of Tiazac?
Tiazac was well tolerated in clinical trials. The most commonly reported side effects were headache, peripheral edema, pain, dizziness, and asthenia.
Can Tiazac be stored in refrigerator?
Tiazac should not be stored in refrigerator.