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Diltiazem is a medication that humans do take, yes. However, this formulation of the medicine is only recommended for pets. You would need a prescription from your Vet for this.
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What is Diltiazem Compounded?

Diltiazem is a calcium-channel blocker which is used for the treatment of hypertension, atrial fibrillation and some tachycardia. It works by reducing the contractility of the heart and dilating main arteries in the body. Compounding is beneficial in instances where a specific dosage is unavailable or in different forms to make it easier to dose your pet. Diltiazem Compounded requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs & Cats

Benefits:

  • Treats hypertension, atrial fibrillation and some tachycardia
  • Rx required

How it Works:

Diltiazem works by reducing the contractility of the heart and dilating main arteries in the body.

Cautions:

Should be used with caution in older pets or those with heart failure. Most common side effects are decreased heart rate, lethargy and vomiting. Should be used with caution in pregnancy and during nursing. May interact with other drugs such as benzodiazepines, beta blockers, cisapride, digoxin and cyclosporine.

Diltiazem Compounded Directions:

  • Diltiazem is a calcium-channel blocker which is used for the treatment of hypertension, atrial fibrillation and some tachycardia.
  • Dosages vary depending on the response and underlying medical condition.
Tip:

Always speak to your veterinarian before administering.

Diltiazem Compounded Dosage:

Diltiazem Compounded Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The typical dosage is 7.5 mg per cat three times daily.
Diltiazem Compounded Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The typical dosage is 0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound (0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg) every eight hours.
Diltiazem Compounded Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store this product at room temperature.

What is a Compounded Medication?

A compounded medication is the creation of a particular medication to fit the unique needs of a patient, including changing the form of the medication (e.g., from a solid pill to a liquid) for a variety reasons (e.g., to make it easier to take, to avoid a non-essential ingredient, to obtain the exact dose needed, adding favorite flavors).

If you are having difficulty giving your pet prescribed medication or need to find a discontinued medication, 1-800-PetMeds offers compounding services on select medications. We can prepare the following: (1) custom strength quantities of a medication (as capsules, liquid, chewable tablets, or transdermal (absorbed through the skin); (2) dosage forms to mask bitter or unpleasant taste (such as capsules or chewable tablets that can also be flavored); (3) dosage forms to make it easier to dose your pet such as a transdermal or liquid (that can also be flavored); and (4) discontinued products such as cisapride or DES.

What is Diltiazem Compounded?

Diltiazem is a calcium-channel blocker which is used for the treatment of hypertension, atrial fibrillation and some tachycardia. It works by reducing the contractility of the heart and dilating main arteries in the body. Compounding is beneficial in instances where a specific dosage is unavailable or in different forms to make it easier to dose your pet. Diltiazem Compounded requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs & Cats

Benefits:

  • Treats hypertension, atrial fibrillation and some tachycardia
  • Rx required

How it Works:

Diltiazem works by reducing the contractility of the heart and dilating main arteries in the body.

Cautions:

Should be used with caution in older pets or those with heart failure. Most common side effects are decreased heart rate, lethargy and vomiting. Should be used with caution in pregnancy and during nursing. May interact with other drugs such as benzodiazepines, beta blockers, cisapride, digoxin and cyclosporine.

Diltiazem Compounded Directions:

  • Diltiazem is a calcium-channel blocker which is used for the treatment of hypertension, atrial fibrillation and some tachycardia.
  • Dosages vary depending on the response and underlying medical condition.
Tip:

Always speak to your veterinarian before administering.

Diltiazem Compounded Dosage:

Diltiazem Compounded Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The typical dosage is 7.5 mg per cat three times daily.
Diltiazem Compounded Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The typical dosage is 0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound (0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg) every eight hours.
Diltiazem Compounded Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store this product at room temperature.

What is a Compounded Medication?

A compounded medication is the creation of a particular medication to fit the unique needs of a patient, including changing the form of the medication (e.g., from a solid pill to a liquid) for a variety reasons (e.g., to make it easier to take, to avoid a non-essential ingredient, to obtain the exact dose needed, adding favorite flavors).

If you are having difficulty giving your pet prescribed medication or need to find a discontinued medication, 1-800-PetMeds offers compounding services on select medications. We can prepare the following: (1) custom strength quantities of a medication (as capsules, liquid, chewable tablets, or transdermal (absorbed through the skin); (2) dosage forms to mask bitter or unpleasant taste (such as capsules or chewable tablets that can also be flavored); (3) dosage forms to make it easier to dose your pet such as a transdermal or liquid (that can also be flavored); and (4) discontinued products such as cisapride or DES.

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Jeff
Posted 5 years ago
Posted 5 years ago
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Is this also for humans?
ANSWERS (1)
Diltiazem is a medication that humans do take, yes. However, this formulation of the medicine is only recommended for pets. You would need a prescription from your Vet for this.
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Trey W
Posted 5 years ago
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