Drug interactions between Diltiazem Hydrochloride XT and losartan
|Diltiazem Hydrochloride XT (diltiazem)|
Interactions between your drugs
Diltiazem Hydrochloride XT
A total of 903 drugs (5294 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Diltiazem Hydrochloride XT.
- Diltiazem Hydrochloride XT is in the following drug classes: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics.
- Diltiazem Hydrochloride XT is used to treat the following conditions:
- Losartan is a member of the drug class angiotensin receptor blockers.
- Losartan is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Diltiazem Hydrochloride XT (diltiazem)
Alcohol can lower your blood pressure and add to the effects of dilTIAZem. You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, or a rapid heartbeat if you drink alcohol with dilTIAZem, especially when you first start taking the medication or just after a dose increase. Grapefruit juice may also increase the effects of dilTIAZem in some people by increasing its levels in the blood. You may want to limit alcohol intake and avoid excessive consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with dilTIAZem. However, if you have been regularly consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice with dilTIAZem, do not alter the amounts of these products in your diet without first talking to your doctor or other healthcare professional. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects of dilTIAZem such as headache, irregular heartbeat, swelling, unexplained weight gain, or chest pain. Orange juice is not expected to interact.
Applies to: losartan
If you are taking losartan you should avoid potassium-containing salt substitutes or over-the-counter potassium supplements without first talking to your doctor. This can cause high levels of potassium in your blood. High levels of potassium can cause weakness, irregular heartbeat, confusion, tingling of the extremities, or feelings of heaviness in the legs. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these symptoms. In some patients grapefruits and grapefruit juice may decrease the efficacy of losartan. Grapefruits and grapefruit juice should be avoided if an interaction is suspected. Orange juice is not expected to interact.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.