Diltiazem (Cardizem) is used to treat high blood pressure, cardiomyopathy, and irregular heartbeat. Diltiazem is in a class of medications called calcium-channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.
Dosage: For dogs give about 0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound of body weight. For Cats give about 7.5 mg.
Administration: Administer tablet orally with or without food. Follow instructions as directed by your veterinarian and the instructions on the prescription label.
Storage: Store at room temperature away from excess heat and moisture in a tightly closed container. Keep out of reach of children.