Diltiazem is a heart and blood pressure medication. It treats high blood pressure and certain heart rhythm abnormalities in dog and cats.
Diltiazem: is for cats and dogs.
What are the benefits?
Diltiazem is used in the treatment of various heart conditions, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, hypertension (high blood pressure), and certain heart rhythm abnormalities.
Dosage & Administration: Administer Diltiazem tablets by mouth, with or without food. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian.
What should I do if I miss a dose? If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
What side effects may be seen when taking Diltiazem? A slow heart rate is the most common side effect in dogs. Vomiting is the most common side effect in cats. Other potential side effects in these species include low blood pressure, irregular heart rates, which results in weakness or fainting, rashes, elevated liver enzyme tests, and effects on the central nervous system (CNS). If your pet experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these side effects, contact your veterinarian.
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose? If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately. Signs of an overdose may include weakness, loss of appetite, difficult or rapid breathing, pale gums, and a low heart rate.