Diltiazem Hydrochloride SR (diltiazem) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Diltiazem Hydrochloride SR (diltiazem) which include:
dilTIAZem ↔ multivitamins with minerals
Moderate Drug Interaction
Using dilTIAZem together with multivitamin with minerals can decrease the effects of dilTIAZem. Talk with your doctor before using dilTIAZem and multivitamin with minerals together. You may need a dose adjustment or need your blood pressure checked more often if you take both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
dilTIAZem ↔ food
Moderate Food Interaction
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.
Diltiazem Hydrochloride SR (diltiazem) drug Interactions
There are 885 drug interactions with Diltiazem Hydrochloride SR (diltiazem)
Diltiazem Hydrochloride SR (diltiazem) disease Interactions
There are 9 disease interactions with Diltiazem Hydrochloride SR (diltiazem) which include:
- Aortic Stenosis
- Bradyarrhythmia/Av Block
- Cardiogenic Shock/Hypotension
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Liver Disease
- Accessory Av Tracts
- Ventricular Tachycardia
- Renal Dysfunction
Drug Interaction Classification
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.