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Cartia XT

When and How to Take It

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

Dosing Information

The dose of Cartia XT your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions
  • Other medications you may be taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Cartia XT Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Cartia XT can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Cartia XT Drug Interactions).
 

What If I Take an Overdose of Cartia XT?

People who take too much Cartia XT may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Diltiazem Overdose for more information.)
 
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Cartia XT Capsules

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