Tablets

Angina.

Adults, initial: 30 mg q.i.d. before meals and at bedtime; then, increase gradually to total daily dose of 180—360 mg (given in three to four divided doses). Increments may be made q 1—2 days until the optimum response is attained.

• Capsules, Sustained-Release Angina.

Cardizem CD: Adults, initial: 120 or

180 mg once daily. Up to 480 mg/day may be required. Dosage adjustments should be carried out over a 7-14-day period. Dilacor XR: Adults, initial: 120 mg once daily; then, dose may be titrated, depending on the needs of the client, up to 480 mg once daily. Titration may be carried out over a 7-14-day period.

Hypertension. Cardizem CD: Adults, initial:

180-240 mg once daily. Maximum antihypertensive effect usually reached within 14 days. Usual range is 240-360 mg once daily.

Cardizem SR: Adults, initial:

60-120 mg b.i.d.; then, when maximum antihypertensive effect is reached (approximately 14 days), adjust dosage to a range of 240-360 mg/day.

Dilacor XR: Adults, initial:

180-240 mg once daily. Usual range is 180-480 mg once daily. The dose may be increased to 540 mg/day with little or no increased risk of side effects.

Tiazac: Adults, initial: 120-240 mg once daily. Usual range is 120-360 mg once daily, although doses up to 540 mg once daily have been used.

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