Diltiazem Extended Release 240mg (NDC: 49884-831)

Name:

Diltiazem Extended Release 240mg

NDC:

49884-831

Generic Name:

Diltiazem Hydrochloride

Strength:

240mg

Form:

Capsule

Labeler:

Par Pharmaceutical

Shape:

Capsule

Color:

Green

Imprint:

R;2578

Medication Class:

Calcium Channel Blocker

Active Ingredient:

Diltiazem Hydrochloride

Pregnancy Category:

Consult your physician (Category C)

Illustration:

Pill Illustration: Diltiazem Extended Release 240mg (49884-831)

About this medication

Diltiazem Extended Release is the name of the medication. It comes in the form of a capsule, and should be taken by mouth. It belongs to a class of medications called Calcium Channel Blocker.

Why is this medication prescribed

This medication is usually used for reducing high blood pressure (also called hypertension). It can also be used to treat other conditions of the heart and blood vessels. Ask your physician why he or she gave you this medication.

How does it work

Diltiazem belongs to a group of medications called Calcium Channel Blockers. It prevents calcium from entering the cells of the heart and blood vessels. It relaxes the blood vessels and make them wider. As a result, your blood pressure goes down and it helps your heart.

How to use it

This medication comes as a capsule. You should put it in your mouth and swallow it with a glass of water. Do not chew, break or crush it. Swallow it whole.

What to do if you are pregnant

Tell your physician if you become pregnant. There are not enough studies about this medication in pregnant women. Use the medication during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

More Information

Read more about Diltiazem Extended Release 240mg on the FDA website.

Last Update: May 13th 2017
Data sources: Label (May 13th 2017), FDA (May 31st 2015)

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