Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Diltiazem works well to lower blood pressure and prevent chest pain, but you have to be okay with avoiding alcohol. You can't miss doses, and you might get persistent swelling. Lowers blood pressure and makes it easier to urinate. Prazosin is used mostly to make urination easier for men with an enlarged prostate, but it can cause dizziness. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Button Group. All currently active Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Button Group. All currently active All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.757575757575758 Diltiazem
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More about Prazosin side effects » How it works Diltiazem Prazosin Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing your heart rate and relaxing your blood vessels. Your heart gets more oxygen and doesn't have to work as hard to pump, which can relieve chest pain. Prazosin is a selective alpha blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. It also relaxes the urethra and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate. Type of medication Diltiazem Prazosin Antihypertensive
› Calcium channel blocker
Prescription only Antihypertensive
› Alpha blocker
Prescription only Available as Diltiazem Prazosin Pill Extended release Extended release capsule Used for (click to learn more) Diltiazem Prazosin Risk factors for serious side effects Diltiazem Prazosin › Taking digoxin or beta-blockers at the same time › History of liver disease Detailed Cardizem (Diltiazem) risks & warnings » Detailed Minipress (Prazosin) risks & warnings » Pregnancy category Diltiazem Prazosin
Alcohol › Not a good medication for you if you drink alcohol. No specific alcohol-related info.
Food › Some brands of Diltiazem have to be taken with food, so listen carefully for instructions from your doctor or pharmacist. › Take with food or at bedtime to avoid side effects.
Kidneys and liver No specific kidneys and liver-related info. No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
Sex No specific sex-related info. No specific sex-related info.
Sleep No specific sleep-related info. › Helps people with PTSD get better sleep with fewer, less-intense nightmares. › Can cause drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and nausea.
Weight No specific weight-related info. No specific weight-related info. Upsides and benefits Diltiazem Prazosin › A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. › Calcium channel blockers work especially well for African Americans to lower blood pressure. › You can take it alone or with other medicines to help lower blood pressure. › Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Prevents heart-related chest pain (angina) if you take it regularly. › Treats certain abnormal heart rhythms. › Can be added to other blood pressure-lowering medicines if you need additional blood pressure control. › Makes urination easier in men with an enlarged prostate. › Helps people with PTSD get better sleep with fewer, less-intense nightmares. Downsides and risks Diltiazem Prazosin › Calcium channel blockers can cause swelling in your limbs. If this happens for you, it probably won't get better over time, so talk to your doctor about alternatives if it bothers you. › Women are more likely to have side effects (especially swelling) from Diltiazem than men. › You can't miss doses. Stopping Diltiazem suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Some brands of Diltiazem have to be taken with food, so listen carefully for instructions from your doctor or pharmacist. › Not a good medication for you if you drink alcohol. › Not the best medicine to lower blood pressure by itself. › Likely to cause orthostatic hypotension. This means dizziness when you change positions (like standing up) because your blood pressure doesn't adjust quickly enough. › Not preferred for people 65 years or older. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Diltiazem Prazosin › Can cause dizziness or fatigue in the first few days. › Interacts with the cholesterol medicine Simvastatin. › Can cause ankle or foot swelling. › Can cause gum overgrowth. Ask your dentist to check for this side effect. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. › Can cause drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and nausea. › Take with food or at bedtime to avoid side effects. › If side effects don't go away, talk to your doctor about alternatives. › Recheck your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. Learn more More about Diltiazem Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Prazosin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert