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diltiazem

I need to stop taking my diltiazem 180 MG ER.  I have 14 pills left.  I took it for angina.  My angina has stopped and my presecription ran out (and I dont have a cardiologist).What is the safest way to stop?  Is  it better to take my last supply every other day than quitting suddenly?
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I do know you shouldn't quit suddenly. I'm not sure of the exact method for tapering off but just because you're feeling better doesn't mean you can stop the medication. That's up to your doctor to decide.

I understand the aversion to being stuck on meds long term. I also was prescribed Diltiazem. It helped my chest pain. After several months I figured I didn't need that stuff any more. Went off it and blast if the pain didn't return. I toughed it out and finally decided taking the pill once a day was less hassle than being stopped in my tracks any time I rushed around or carried something.

At least talk to your primary care doc before you make this decision.
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