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Dilgel 2% Tube

Manufactured byCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsDiltiazem
Description
Dilgel 2% Tube is used rectally to relieve pain caused due to anal fissures or tears on the wall of the rectum. This medicine also helps to relieve anal spasm.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dilgel 2% Tube

  • Skin rash
  • Soreness
  • Anal bleeding
  • Anal itching
  • Anal irritation

Uses of Dilgel 2% Tube

What is it prescribed for?

  • Anal Fissures
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to diltiazem or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Skin reactions

This medicine may cause rare but severe skin reactions like Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, erythema multiforme and/or exfoliative dermatitis. Any symptoms of skin rash or itching should be reported to the doctor.

Topical use only

This medicine is recommended for local applications only. It should not be applied in or around the eyes or ears.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the gel as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine increases the blood flow to smooth muscles and relieves the anal spasm. It also promotes the healing of the tear.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Calcium channel blocking agents, Topical agents

Schedule

Schedule H

Key points from the evidence | Chronic anal fissure: 2% topical diltiazem hydrochloride | Advice | NICE [Internet]. Nice.org.uk. 2020 [cited 6 March 2020]. Available from:

https://www.nice.org.uk/advice/esuom3/chapter/Key-points-from-the-evidence

Diltiazem - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 6 March 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00343

Diltiazem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 6 March 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Diltiazem
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Information on this page was last updated on 6 Apr 2020

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