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What is Cartia XT (diltiazem)?

Cartia XT (diltiazem) belongs to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers and is prescribed to treat high blood pressure and angina, a chest pain that occurs when the heart is not getting enough oxygenated blood. Calcium channel blockers work by reducing the amount of calcium that enters the heart and blood vessel walls. This helps relax and dilate the blood vessels, lowering blood pressure and allowing the heart to work more efficiently.

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