Ever since I started taking Diltiazem I haven't been able to sleep more than 3 hours at night.
10 May 2011
Undesirable effects of Diltiazem include hypotension, bradycardia, dizziness, flushing. It's quite possible,however, unlikely unless you notice you are experiencing the above symptoms when you awake.
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11 May 2011
I have been a sleep tech for >17yrs and have never had a Patient relay this as a "side effect" of Diltiazem, if anything quite the opposite with c/o excessive lethargy being very common. However, this is not to say that your "reaction" to this medication may well be an "allergic" one an I would definitely consult your prescribing physician. Maintenance insomnia is a very cruel and frustrating thing and maybe this channel blocker may not be the one for you. Good Luck and hope you find a solution soon as well as some restorative sleep.
10 May 2011
I checked for possible side effects and sleep disorder is not listed as such.
Even if it is not listed it could still be a potential side effect, I suggest you contact your Dr. and inform him / her about it.-
Insomnia can really get to you, I suffer from it so I understand how you must be feeling.-
List of possible side effects for future reference:
- Diltiazem Information for Consumers
- Diltiazem Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Diltiazem (detailed)
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