Cartia XT , also known as diltiazem, is a calcium channel blocking agent used to treat high blood pressure and angina . It relaxes the blood vessels making it easier for your heart to pump blood throughout the body.
Cartia XT comes as an extended-release capsule taken one or two times by mouth, on an empty stomach. It usually takes up to two weeks before you feel the full benefits associated with Cartia XT .
The most common side effects of this drug include headache, dizziness, tiredness, upset stomach, loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, dry mouth, irregular heartbeat, and trouble staying or falling asleep.
Cartia XT may also be used to treat other conditions, as suggested by your doctor.