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The dose of diltiazem your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The particular diltiazem product
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you have
  • Other medications you are currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Diltiazem Dosage for more information about this topic.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with diltiazem. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. When side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of diltiazem include, but are not limited to:
  • Swelling or water retention in the hands, feet, or lower legs (edema)
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches.
(Click Diltiazem Side Effects to learn about specific side effects of the drug, including serious side effects to look out for. You can also read about possible side effects by going to:
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