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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

(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

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.
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Chao, PhD, chairman and chief executive officer of Watson Pharmaceuticals, said, " Rhone-Poulenc Rorer's intent, through its successor, Aventis, to sell Cardizem CD, a product which competes with our Dilacor XR product and its generic equivalent, violates Rhone-Poulenc Rorer's agreements with Watson.
Watson's lawsuit arises from its June 1997 acquisition from Rhone-Poulenc of exclusive United States and certain worldwide ma rketing, sales and distribution rights to the Dilacor XR brand product and its generic equivalent for $190 million and future royalties.
And last fall Andrx launched Diltia XT, a generic version of Dilacor XR, a blood pressure drug from Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals Inc.