Also Known as Zemtard XL
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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Chemical Name: DILTIAZEM (dil-TYE-a-zem) Cardizem CD is used to treat high blood pressure and to control chest pain (angina). It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication includes dizziness or lightheadedness, flushing, headache, excessive tiredness, slower heartbeat, upset stomach, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, dry mouth and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
Immediately contact your doctor if any of these side effects of Diltiazem develop. This is a list of common side effects while others may also occur.