Who should not take Dilt-CD (diltiazem)?

People who should not take Dilt-CD (diltiazem) include those who have liver or kidney disease; a heart rhythm disturbance, such as sick sinus syndrome, that is not corrected with a pacemaker; low blood pressure or heart failure (HF). If you have had a heart attack or were born with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome or another heart defect, you may not be able to take Dilt-CD safely. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not take Dilt-CD. It should not be used along with medications used to treat heart rhythm disturbances (such as amiodarone and digoxin), antacids, antibiotics, beta blockers, treatments for fungal infection, anti-seizure drugs, sedatives and HIV/AIDS medications. Tell your doctor about all the drugs you take, including over-the-counter (OTC) medications and nutritional supplements, when discussing whether Dilt-CD is right for you.

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