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Cardizem LA Dosage

Generic name: Diltiazem Hydrochloride 120mg
Dosage form: tablet, extended release

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Take Cardizem LA once a day at approximately the same time. Do not chew or crush the tablet.

Hypertension

Initiate dosing at 180 to 240 mg once daily, although some patients may respond to lower doses. Titrate according to blood pressure to a maximum of 540 mg daily. Maximum antihypertensive effect is usually observed by 14 days of chronic therapy.

Angina

Initiate dosing at 180 mg once daily and increase dose at intervals of 7 to 14 days if adequate response is not obtained, to a maximum of 360 mg.

Switching to CARDIZEM LA Tablets

Patients controlled on diltiazem alone or in combination with other medications may be switched to CARDIZEM LA once-a-day at the nearest equivalent total daily dose. Higher doses of CARDIZEM LA may be needed in some patients based on clinical response.

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