Diltiazem is used to treat mild to moderate blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain).
How it works
Diltiazem belongs to a class of medication called as calcium channel blockers. It lowers the blood pressure by slowing the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so the heart doesn't have to work as hard to pump. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart and helps to relieve the chest pain.
Common side effects
Flushing, Nervousness, Itchy skin, Heart problems, Slow heart rate, Low blood pressure with change in position, Dizziness, Nausea, Increase in liver enzymes, Gastric pain, Malaise, Headache, Indigestion, Redness of skin, Usually of the legs and feet, Vomiting, Dry mouth, Constipation, Diarrhea, Sleep problems, Swelling