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Are the medical properties of Dilzem Cd as same as Angizem Cd?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Aug 2018
Question: Hello Doc,

My mom has been diagnoes with hypertention and irregular heart beats from past 2 months . Initially she started with stamlo2.5mg which was not showing any results on heart rate soo the doctor has duggested to start Angizem CD 90 post which we did not see much control in blood pressure and from past 20 days she has been taking Dilzem CD 120 and now her bp has drastically fallen down to 115 /70 and at times lower than this.

Can you please advice me if she can stop the medication for few daya and see . Also can you tell me if dilzem CD 120 and Angizem both are same drugs with different powers .
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (48 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Stopping completely s not advisable

Detailed Answer:
Hello Again XXXXXXX

After going through the medical details of your mother provided by you i would lke to tell you that
1. Stamlo contains Amlodipine which is a good anti hypertensive medication but it does not affect the heart rate much that's why her heart rate was not getting controlled by it.

2. Now coming to Dilzem which contains Diltiazem is also a good antihypertensive with added heart rate control benefits.

Having a blood pressure of 115/70 mmhg is alright is the patient is not having any symptoms of dizziness, weakness etc. However the blood pressure should not go below 100/70 mmhg.

Now in your mothers case if at times the bp is going even lower then its advisable to lower the dose of Dilzem.

No, its not advisable to completely stop the medicine all of a sudden. You can lower the dose to 90mg with regular bp monitoring.

Yes, Dilzem and Angizem both contains same salts DILTIAZEM.

I hope this information will answer your query and will guide you properly.

Kind Regards
Dr Bhanu Partap
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Are the medical properties of Dilzem Cd as same as Angizem Cd?

Brief Answer: Stopping completely s not advisable Detailed Answer: Hello Again XXXXXXX After going through the medical details of your mother provided by you i would lke to tell you that 1. Stamlo contains Amlodipine which is a good anti hypertensive medication but it does not affect the heart rate much that's why her heart rate was not getting controlled by it. 2. Now coming to Dilzem which contains Diltiazem is also a good antihypertensive with added heart rate control benefits. Having a blood pressure of 115/70 mmhg is alright is the patient is not having any symptoms of dizziness, weakness etc. However the blood pressure should not go below 100/70 mmhg. Now in your mothers case if at times the bp is going even lower then its advisable to lower the dose of Dilzem. No, its not advisable to completely stop the medicine all of a sudden. You can lower the dose to 90mg with regular bp monitoring. Yes, Dilzem and Angizem both contains same salts DILTIAZEM. I hope this information will answer your query and will guide you properly. Kind Regards Dr Bhanu Partap