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Brand Name:

HERBESSER (tablets), HERBESSER SR (capsules)

Generic Name:

Diltiazem

Description: 

HERBESSER is a prescription medicine used to treat Hypertension & Angina

Composition: 

Diltiazem hydrochloride

Indications:

Herbesser is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of chest pain (angina), high blood pressure (hypertension), as well as certain heart rhythm disorders. Herbesser may be used alone or with other medications.

Dosage & Administration:

Dosage must be adjusted to each patient’s needs. For angina, starting with 30 mg twice daily, before meal and at bedtime, dosage should be increased gradually to 60 mg twice daily.  For hypertension, the optimum dosage range appears to be 90 – 180 mg twice daily.

Contraindications:

HERBESSER is contraindicated in patients with sick sinus syndrome except in the presence of a functioning ventricular pacemaker, patients with second- or third-degree AV block, patients with severe hypotension (less than 90 mm Hg systolic), or patients who have demonstrated hypersensitivity to the drug, and patients with acute myocardial infarction and pulmonary congestion documented by x-ray on admission.

Presentation:

Herbesser 30 mg & Herbesser 60 mg tablets ( 30’s)

Herbesser 90 SR & Herbesser 180 SR capsules (10’s)

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