JULIAN L. BERMAN, M.D.
To the editor: Levinson and Kennedy (1) reported a case of dysomia and dysgeusia associated with nifedipine therapy. We report the case of a patient who developed dysgeusia and dysomia while taking diltiazem with subsequent slow spontaneous resolution of these symptoms.
A 73-year-old man was first seen 2 years ago for stable angina pectoris. At that time he was treated with nifedipine, 20 mg four times a day, and nitroglycerin capsules (Nitro-Bid, Marion Laboratories, Incorporated, Kansas City, Missouri), 9 mg every 6 hours. A gastrointestinal disturbance required a change of therapy approximately 2 months later to diltiazem, 60 mg three
BERMAN JL. Dysomia, Dysgeusia, and Diltiazem. Ann Intern Med. ;102:717. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-717_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(5):717.
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