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What is the general dosage for Diltiazem?

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Marvell 23 Sep 2009

General dose details for diltiazem but please follow your doctors orders.

* For long-acting oral dosage form (extended-release capsules and tablets):

o For angina (chest pain):

+ Adults and teenagers:
# For Cardizem LA : 180 mg once a day in the morning or at bedtime.
+ Children—Dose must be determined by your doctor.

o For high blood pressure:

+ Adults and teenagers:
# For Cardizem CD or Cardizem LA or Dilacor-XR : 180 to 240 milligrams (mg) once a day.

# For Cardizem SR : 60 to 120 mg two times a day.
+ Children—Dose must be determined by your doctor.

* For regular (short-acting) oral dosage form (tablets):

o For angina (chest pain):

+ Adults and teenagers—30 mg three or four times a day. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose as needed.
+ Children—Dose must be determined by your doctor.

* For injection dosage form:

o For arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat):
+ Adults and teenagers—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor.
+ Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

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goldielox 23 Sep 2009

Thanks so much for this quick response. Hope I can help someone along the way.

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