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Matzim LA Dosage

Generic name: DILTIAZEM HYDROCHLORIDE 180mg
Dosage form: tablet, extended release

Medically reviewed on May 21, 2018.

Take Matzim LA (diltiazem hydrochloride) extended-release tablets 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 Diltiazem Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets

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

Further information

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