Diltiazem Hydrochloride (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - February 28, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Diltiazem Hydrochloride (New - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - February 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cardizem (Diltiazem Hydrochloride) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 20, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Weight-Based vs Standard Dose Diltiazem for AF in the ED Weight-Based vs Standard Dose Diltiazem for AF in the ED
Which is the better dosing strategy for the initial dose of diltiazem in the treatment of atrial fibrillation?The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Tiazac (Diltiazem Hcl) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 29, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cardizem CD (Diltiazem HCl) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 26, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Do you know the answer to this tough USMLE Step 2 question?
If you’re gearing up to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2, get this month’s exclusive scoop on the most missed USMLE Step 2 test prep question and expert strategies to help you master it. Think you have what it takes to rise above your peers? Test your USMLE knowledge, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Once you’ve got this question under your belt, be sure to test your knowledge with other posts in this series. Ready. Set. Go. This month’s question that stumped most students: A 57-year-old female with a his...
Source: AMA Wire - April 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Dakota’s story: Advances in medical management of pediatric heart failure
The Longe family (Left to right: Brooke, Roger, Erica, and Dakota) Over the past few decades, more and more children with congenital heart defects have been receiving life-saving surgery soon after birth. As surgical techniques improve, some children who would have died within the first few weeks of life are able to survive — but many still have residual heart failure. Transplant is often the optimal therapy for such patients, but the number of hearts available to transplant has not changed much over the last several years. “The number of patients listed for transplant is much greater than the number of donor h...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 16, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Heart conditions Our patients’ stories Dr. Christina Vanderpluym Dr. Elizabeth Blume Dr. Tajinder Singh Dr. Wayne Tworetsky Heart Center heart failure heart transplant Source Type: news

diltiazem (Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA, Tiazac, Cartia XT, Diltzac, Dilt-CD, and several oth)
Title: diltiazem (Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA, Tiazac, Cartia XT, Diltzac, Dilt-CD, and several oth)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 18, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

diltiazem (Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA, Tiazac, Cartia XT, Diltzac, Dilt-CD, and several oth)
Title: diltiazem (Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA, Tiazac, Cartia XT, Diltzac, Dilt-CD, and several oth)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - September 18, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Diltiazem vs Metoprolol for AF With Rapid Ventricular RateDiltiazem vs Metoprolol for AF With Rapid Ventricular Rate
Which of these agents is more effective for the ED management of atrial fibrillation and flutter? A new study compares the efficacy. The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 16, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

diltiazem (Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA, Dilacor XR, Tiazac, Cartia XT and several others)
Title: diltiazem (Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA, Dilacor XR, Tiazac, Cartia XT and several others)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

diltiazem (Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA, Dilacor XR, Tiazac, Cartia XT and several others)
Title: diltiazem (Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA, Dilacor XR, Tiazac, Cartia XT and several others)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - August 7, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Asystole shortly after intravenous fat emulsion for overdose: causation or coincidence?
3 out of 5 stars Asystole Immediately Following Intravenous Fat Emulsion for Overdose. Cole JB et al. J Med Toxicol 2014 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This case paper describes 2 patients who developed asystolic within 60 seconds of being given intravenous fat emulsion (IFE) bolus for treatment of severe cardiotoxicity. Both patients had return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after several minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Unfortunately, both patients died days after admission from multisystem organ failure. Patient A,  a 50-year-old woman, had ingested an undetermined about of metoprolol and b...
Source: The Poison Review - February 18, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical asystole bupropion cardiac arrest diltiazem intralipid intravenous fat emulsion therapy metoprolol propranolol Source Type: news

The Top 7 Tox Articles of 2013
As we celebrate the year just ending, and welcome in 2014, let’s pause and remember some of the articles in the field of medical toxicology that most impressed TPR during 2013. The following 7 papers are listed in chronological order (links connect to TPR‘s discussion of each article): Pediatric Marijuana Exposures in a Medical Marijuana State. Wang GS et al. JAMA Pediatr 2013 July;167:630-3 With several states legalizing recreational marijuana — and many more allowing medical marijuana — cases of inadvertent pediatric exposure to cannabis will undoubtedly increase, and it is important for emergenc...
Source: The Poison Review - December 31, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical 2013 medical toxicology top articles Source Type: news

Safety and Efficacy of Prehospital DiltiazemSafety and Efficacy of Prehospital Diltiazem
Is diltiazem a safe prehospital treatment option for rapid atrial fibrillation? Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Pressors or high-dose insulin for calcium channel blocker overdose?
4 out of 5 stars What Is the Best Treatment for Acute Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose? Olson KR. Ann Emerg Med 2013 Apr 5 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This excellent editorial is a comment on the paper by Levine et al, “Critical Care Management of Verapamil and Diltiazem Overdose with a Focus on Vasopressors: A 25-year Experience at a Single Center”. In that paper, which TPR reviewed last month, the authors advocated that fluids and vasopressors should be first-line treatment for hypotension and shock caused by overdose or verapamil or diltiazem, with high-dose insulin/euglycemia 9HIE) therapy...
Source: The Poison Review - June 21, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical calcium channel blocker overdose diltiazem high-dose insulin norepinephrine shock vasopressors verapamil Source Type: news

Are vasopressors effective therapy in calcium channel blocker overdose?
4 out of 5 stars Critical Care Management of Verapamil and Diltiazem Overdose with a Focus on Vasopressors: A 25-Year Experience at a Single Center. Levine M et al. Ann Emerg Med 2013 May 1 {Epub ahead of print] Abstract This uncommonly interesting and thought-provoking study comes from the Department of Medical Toxicology at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. The authors note that in recent years, many toxicologists have suggested that hyperinsulinemic euglycemic therapy (HIT) is superior to vasopressors in the treatment of calcium channel blocker (CCB) toxicity. However, there have been no studies...
Source: The Poison Review - May 18, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Best of TPR Medical calcium channel blocker toxicity diltiazem hyperinsulinemic euglycemic therapy verapamil Source Type: news

NICE unlicensed medicine evidence summary: topical diltiazem hydrochloride (2%) for chronic anal fissure
Source: NICE Area: Evidence> Drug Specific Reviews NICE unlicensed medicine evidence summary: topical diltiazem hydrochloride (2%) for chronic anal fissure   These evidence summaries review the published data for selected unlicensed or off-label medicines that are considered to be of significance to the NHS, where there are no clinically appropriate licensed alternatives. The summaries provide information for clinicians and patients to inform their decision-making and support the construction and updating of local formularies.   The latest summary addresses the use of topical diltiazem hydrochloride f...
Source: NeLM - Drug Specific Reviews - January 24, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news