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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of diltiazem HCl Oral.

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Condition: High Blood Pressure
2/21/2014 7:19:33 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
been on diltiazem cd 180mg 2x a day since sept. 2012. Have not had any side affects and blood pressure is on avg. 135/76 Take pills at night per doctors orders. Take carvediol and diuretics as well.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
1/20/2014 6:57:44 PM

Reviewer: Beach Resident , 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took this drug after switching from another BP med due to ED issues. With in four days I had muscle and joint point in my right arm that was unbearable. The pain subsided after several hours. Continued to have pain the second day that left me with weakened right arm. I have mild hypertension and have elected to go off meds. I work out five days a week and am going to try to avoid medications. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
11/14/2013 2:18:52 PM

Reviewer: westxgirl, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
great at controling blood pressure but had horrible side effect. I was losing all my hair. It was like being on chemo. I have been off of it now 2 months and all my hair is coming back. I was on it 6 months.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
11/9/2013 11:22:30 AM

Reviewer: mark, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This med has worked great for me it took about 2 months and my bp and heart rate is normal now.I was on Toprol for about a year and thought I was going to DIE ,Stayed sick all the time,with flu like symptoms,and this med is very cheap.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
7/21/2013 11:50:01 AM

Reviewer: tennis 0228, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was taking Norvasc but new doc changed the med to Diltiazem 120mg. BP has gone up 20 points after a month, heart rate has dropped to mid 50's. Pounding head ache every day, today first day no headache. Doc dismissed side effect, saying no other patient has reported headache. Doc stated that elevated BP is good with left ventricular block (huh?)Still on it, monitoring BP almost daily. Hate to ... Show Full Comment

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