DILTIAZEM 24HR ER (CD) Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a skin rash
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • low energy

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
  • slow heartbeat

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • headache
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • generalized weakness

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • large purple or brown skin blotches
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • a disorder of the retina of the eye
  • toxic amblyopia, a loss of vision
  • bundle branch block
  • abnormal heart electrical signals
  • ventricular premature beats
  • chronic heart failure
  • allergic reaction causing inflammation of blood vessels
  • low blood pressure
  • worsening asthma
  • bronchospasm
  • overgrowth of gums onto teeth
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • trouble breathing
  • high amount of uric acid in the blood
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • worsening of chronic heart failure
  • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
  • fast heartbeat
  • asystole, stopping the heart

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • personality disorders
  • abnormal sexual function
  • depression
  • fluid accumulation around the eye
  • ringing in the ears
  • stuffy nose
  • dry mouth
  • itching
  • hair loss
  • drowsiness
  • memory loss
  • hallucinations
  • fainting
  • muscle tremors
  • taste impairment
  • abnormal manner of walking
  • small reddish-purplish pin-point sized spots on skin
  • decreased appetite
  • weight gain
  • excessive thirst
  • nosebleed
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • vomiting
  • excess urination
  • urination during the night
  • high blood sugar
  • nervousness
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • intense abdominal pain
  • abnormal dreams
  • a type of drug-related rash called lichenoid dermatitis

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