Re: calcium channel blockers
I took diltiazem for years 240 mg. I did, however take it with another drug ( atenolol ) The two together caused my pulse to be very slow and that caused me side effects that were intolerable. Since I must take the atenolol for palpatations I was switched from diltiazem to an ARB. My BP control has not been as good since.
I do think it takes a while for diltiazem to reach its full potential. You may also need an increase. As for side effects, I found that in time the fatigue did go away. I did not see any more side effects when I was increased from 120 to 240mgs.
Last edited by CASSIEBEL; 02-16-2005 at 10:37 AM.