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What should I avoid while taking Cartia XT (diltiazem)?

Do not eat grapefruit and or drink grapefruit juice while taking Cartia XT. Grapefruit can affect the body's ability to eliminate Cartia XT, allowing unsafe levels of the medicine to build up in the body. Because Cartia XT may cause dizziness or confusion, do not drive or operate machinery until you know how the medicine will affect you. Cartia XT users should also avoid alcohol, as it can intensify some of Cartia XT's side effects. Avoid becoming pregnant or breastfeeding while taking Cartia XT.

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