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Common brand names:Cardizem CD, DilacorXR, Tiazac, Cardizem LA, Dilt CD, Dilt XR
Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods
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Diltiazem has been shown to raise blood levels of DHEA and DHEA-sulfate in insulin-resistant, obese men with high blood pressure.1
Potential Negative Interaction
As pleurisy root and other plants in the Aesclepius genus contain cardiac glycosides, it is best to avoid use of pleurisy root with heart medications such as calcium channel blockers.2The interaction is supported by preliminary, weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.
1. Beer NA, Jakubowicz DJ, Beer RM, Nestler JE. Disparate effects of insulin reduction with diltiazem on serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate levels in obese hypertensive men and women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1994;79:1077-81.
2. Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-Care Professionals. London: Pharmaceutical Press, 1996, 213-4.
Last Review: 04-29-2014
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