What is a Generic Drug?

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.

Tiazac (Diltiazem HCl Extended Release)

Brand

Tiazac (Diltiazem) 

Generic

Generic Equivalent - Tiazac (Diltiazem) 

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    Description

    What is Tiazac (Diltiazem) Medication 120mg, 240mg Used For?

    Tiazac Medication

    Chemical Name: DILTIAZEM (dil-TYE-a-zem) Extended Release

    Tiazac medication belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. It is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and chronic angina. Lowering high blood pressure can help prevent heart attacks, kidney problems, and strokes. Regular use of this drug can help decrease the severity and number of chest pain from angina. This medicine works by relaxing the blood vessels in the heart and body, thus helping the blood to flow more easily. It also lowers the heart rate which helps the heart to work less.

    Tiazac capsules which contain diltiazem 120 mg and diltiazem 240 mg are readily available at Canada Pharmacy for the best price. Your order will be directly delivered to your doorstep.

    Directions

    Follow the instructions of your doctor regarding the dosage. Do not exceed or stop the recommended dosage without consulting your doctor. For easier swallowing of the capsule, open and sprinkle the powder into a spoon. You can mix this medicine with applesauce for a pleasant taste. Swallow immediately after opening. Do not save this mixture for later use. Do not chew or crush the capsule. Use this medicine regularly to get maximum benefits. Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor as it may worsen your condition.

    Patients with high blood pressure should take this medicine even if they feel well as high blood pressure rarely has any symptoms. Your doctor may recommend frequent blood tests, and you may need to get your blood pressure checked regularly.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in this medicine is diltiazem hydrochloride.

    Cautions

    Avoid usage of this drug if you are allergic to its ingredients or if you suffer from:

    • Extremely low blood pressure
    • A serious heart condition called ‘sick sinus syndrome.’
    • If you had recently suffered a heart attack and have fluid build-up in your lungs

    Make sure that your doctor is aware if you have liver disease, congestive heart failure, or kidney disease.

    Side Effects

    Some common side effects of Tiazac are:

    • Nausea
    • Headache
    • Rash
    • Weakness, dizziness

    Seek immediate medical help if you experience:

    • Lightheadedness
    • Irregular heartbeats
    • Swelling of your tongue or face
    • Shortness of breath
    • Rapid weight gain
    • Loss of appetite
    • Sore throat
    • Fever
    • Dark colored urine; jaundice

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1847

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