I've been taking 240mm for several years and have congestive heart failure. I do exercise regularly, but my BP averages 160/90. My cardiologist recommended I lower the dosage to 120. Before, I take his recommendation to my primary care provider, would lowering the dosage actually lower the blood pressure?
Diltiazem (Tiazac) should be used with caution in congestive heart failure (CHF), some would even say diltiazem should be avoided. This is because diltiazem reduces cardiac function which can worsen CHF. It may be because of this reason that your cardiologist wishes to reduce your dose of diltiazem.
Lowering the dose would not lower your blood-pressure.
- Tiazac Information for Consumers
- Tiazac Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tiazac (detailed)
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