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diltiazem

 [dil-ti´ah-zem]
a calcium channel blocking agent that acts as a vasodilator; used as the hydrochloride salt in treatment of angina pectoris, hypertension, and supraventricular tachycardia

diltiazem

/dil·ti·a·zem/ (dil-ti´ah-zem) a calcium channel blocker that acts as a vasodilator; used as the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of angina pectoris, hypertension, and supraventricular tachycardia.

diltiazem

(dĭl-tī′ə-zĕm′)
n.
A calcium channel blocker drug, C22H26N2O4S, that acts as a coronary vasodilator and is used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat angina pectoris and hypertension.

diltiazem

[diltī′əzam]
a calcium channel blocker or calcium antagonist.
indications It is prescribed for the treatment of vasospastic and effort-associated angina, in addition to hypertension.
contraindications Sick sinus syndrome, second- or third-degree atrioventricular block, or hypotension prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse reactions are edema, arrhythmia, bradycardia, hypotension, syncope, rash, headache, and dizziness.

diltiazem

Cardizem®, Tiazac® Cardiology A CCB used to the control atrial flutter or A Fib, angina, paroxysmal SVT, and HTN, which may prevent ↓ coronary artery diameter after heart transplantation Adverse effects Atrial flutter, tachyarrhythmias, slowing of AV conduction and sinus node automaticity, pruritus, sweating, constipation, N&V Contraindications WPW syndrome, constipation, peripheral edema, left ventricular dysfunction. See Calcium channel blocker.

diltiazem

A calcium channel blocker drug used in the treatment of ANGINA PECTORIS and high blood pressure (HYPERTENSION). Brand names are Adizem SR, Adizem-XL, Angitil SR, Angitil XL, Dilzem SR, Dilzem XL, Slozem, Tildiem, Tildiem LA, Viazem XL, Zemtard and Zildil SR.

diltiazem

calcium channel-blocking agent, used in the treatment of angina and hypertension (in cases that fail to respond to beta-blockers); see antihypertensive agents

diltiazem

a calcium-channel blocking agent used to produce peripheral and coronary vasodilation in the management of heart disease.
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Cardizem CD is widely prescribed for treatment of chronic chest pains, high blood pressure and prevention of heart attacks and strokes.
The delay in the availability of the generic form of Cardizem CD meant that consumers, medical insurance companies and the government were forced to purchase the higher priced brand name version of the drug for at least an extra year.
Corbett said the 2003 settlement resolves claims that beginning in July 1998 Hoechst, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, acquired by Aventis in 2000, along with Andrx illegally agreed that Andrx would stay out of the market and not produce a less expensive generic version of Cardizem CD.
The delay in the availability of the generic form of Cardizem CD caused consumers, medical insurance companies, and the government to purchase the higher-priced brand name version of the drug for at least an extra year.
Cardizem CD, which according to IMS data had 1998 United States sales of approximately $640 million, is expected to be the largest selling product of Aventis.
The increase in the provision for returns is due to greater physician acceptance of the benefits of Cardizem LA versus Cardizem CD and an anticipation of greater conversion by Cardizem LA of Cardizem CD.
Major factors affecting the Company's operating results include net sales of its generic versions of Cardizem CD, and, to a lesser extent, Tiazac, Claritin-D 24, Dilacor XR(R) and Glucophage(R), net sales of its Altocor brand product and KUDCo licensing revenue.
During the third quarter 2003, Biovail was working with Aventis, the supplier of branded Cardizem CD product, to alleviate a back order position that existed at the end of June 2003.
We alleged that the drug companies had overcharged consumers for Cardizem CD by keeping cheaper generic versions of the drug off the market and the companies have agreed to make things right through a multimillion dollar settlement," said Attorney General Cox.