Diltiazem Uses

Diltiazem is used for treating high blood pressure and certain types of chest pain in adults. Although diltiazem is not a cure for these conditions, it can help control them and can decrease the risk of developing health problems associated with long-term high blood pressure (such as strokes or heart disease). Diltiazem works by relaxing the blood vessels to improve blood flow. Some off-label diltiazem uses include treating arrhythmias and migraines.

Diltiazem Uses: An Overview

Diltiazem hydrochloride is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and certain types of chest pain (angina).
 
There are many different versions of diltiazem, and not all versions are approved for the same uses. Refer to the following table for equivalent versions of diltiazem products, along with their approved uses:
 
Brand Name
Generic Equivalents
Stable angina (chest pain)
Variant angina (chest pain)
Diltiazem
 
X
X
Diltiazem Extended Release
X
X
X
Not available
X
X
 
Diltiazem Extended Release
X
X
 
Diltiazem Extended Release
X
X
 
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD; Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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