A member asked:

I was prescribed 120 mg of verapamil for migraine prevention. i have low blood pressure. average 95/60. i'm afraid to try verapamil. should i be?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Shin Beh answered

Specializes in Neurology

I agree with your apprehension about verapamil. I don't particularly like using verapamil as a first or second line agent for migraine prevention. There are many other preventives out there. Speak with a neurologist to see what other options you have.

Answered Jun 5, 2013



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Dr. Gregory Fehr answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

This is a calcium channel blocker. A short acting but powerful hypotensive agent. It would be risky for a normotensive person to take this drug without medical supervision as it could cause lowering of the BP to a level that you could faint (pass out). Better meds are on the market.

Answered Jun 10, 2014



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