Tiazac (diltiazem hydrochloride)Company: Forest Laboratories
Approval Status: Approved February 1998
Treatment for: chronic stable angina
Areas: Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Possible similar drugs: Tiazac; Tiazac
Tiazac has been approved for use in the treatment of chronic stable angina. Tiazac was previously approved for the treatment of hypertension.
Tiazac has been shown to significantly reduce both angina attack rates and nitroglycerin consumption. Tiazac's central effects and peripheral vasodilating action balanced oxygen supply and demand producing significantly greater increases in total duration of exercise compared to placebo. Additionally, Tiazac effectively reduced blood pressure of hypertensive patients over a 24-hour dosing interval.
Side Effects: The side-effect profile is comparable to placebo, even when dosed up to 360 mg.
Mechanism of Action
Tiazac (diltiazem HCl) is a once-daily calcium channel blocker.
Tiazac Drug Information
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