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Doctor insights on: Stopping Verapamil

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How much time will it take to stop side effects after stopping verapamil?

Verapamil: If its short acting verapamil, about 2 to 3 days tops to get levels down. If its sustained release verapamil, then 5 or more days could be required to get the side effects down. ...Read more

Verapamil (Definition)

is the most effective of the calcium channel blocker ...Read more


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Could taking verapamil 120mg for 2 days in a row for migraine prevention and then stopping cause heart damage?

Could taking verapamil 120mg for 2 days in a row for migraine prevention and then stopping cause heart damage?

Verapamil - all gone: Verapamils onset of action is 1–2 hours after oral dosage. Given the half-life for chronic doses is 5–12 hours its should be out of your system and not a cause for worry. ...Read more

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I have been taking verapamil 180mg SR for 2 months. I cannot tolerate the side effects. Can I just stop taking it? Or, do I have to wean myself?

I have been taking verapamil 180mg SR for 2 months. I cannot tolerate the side effects. Can  I just stop taking it? Or, do I have to wean myself?

Dont stop: If you are intollerant to a drug speak with your doctor to get switched to an alternative. Dont just stop on your own. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to wean off atenolol 75mg? Am switching to verapamil sr 120mg. Was advised that no wean is necessary. Stop atenolol, start verapamil?

Is it necessary to wean off atenolol 75mg? Am switching to verapamil sr 120mg. Was advised that no wean is necessary. Stop atenolol, start verapamil?

Depends: The worry about not weaning off atenolol 75 is that you can develop reflex tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) - the rationale in your case is that the verapamil should counter this making it unnecessary to wean. ...Read more

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Can verapamil cause flushing and sweating tension and burning sensation ? Should I stop it or I am gonna use to it? I take 240mg daily for 5 days now.

Can verapamil cause flushing and sweating tension and burning sensation ? Should I stop it or I am gonna use to it? I take 240mg daily for 5 days now.

Maybe: people respond differently to medications. So there is no way to know without switching medications and seeing if the side effects resolve. Many times its not the drug as much as the dose that causes the problem. Maybe your blood pressure or heart rate drops too much on the drug. If you have a home blood pressure cuff thats accurate , checking your BP/HR at the time of your symptoms might help ...Read more

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Should alcohol strictly be avoided on Gabapentin, Verapamil and Imdur? I've read that alcohol should be avoided, but have been taking a tincture that has alochol in it. I think I should stop using anything with alcohol, do I need to be that vigilant?

Should alcohol strictly be avoided on Gabapentin, Verapamil and Imdur?  I've read that alcohol should be avoided, but have been taking a tincture that has alochol in it.  I think I should stop using anything with alcohol, do I need to be that vigilant?

Yes, and no: Yes, absolutely don't consume alcohol (like a shot of vodka, glass of wine, can of beer) with gabapentin. Together they synergistically cause CNS depression. Alcohol is known to cause vasodilatation as well, so combining it with your blood pressure meds could be dangerous. That said, a couple of drops of ethanol won't harm you. What else is in the tincture? Those contents may be more worrisome. ...Read more

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I was taking verapamil on doctors advice . after month I started feeling heart and chest pain. doctor advised to stop it. 1 week after I again feel pa?

I was taking verapamil on doctors advice . after month I started feeling heart and chest pain. doctor advised to stop it. 1 week after I again feel pa?

Reexamine: It may be that your pain is due to a structural problem with the heart, a blood flow issue to the heart, or a gastrointestinal, pulmonary or nervous problem. I would get it checked out again by the same doctor you have been seeing. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: verapamil?

Please describe the medication: verapamil?

CCB: This is a blood pressure medication in the class of calcium channel blockers which results in lower blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels through blocking calcium mediated constriction. This certain CCB can also affect the heart rate unlike nifedipine. ...Read more

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I took one extra verapamil 240 mil by accident. What should I do?

I took one extra verapamil 240 mil by accident. What should I do?

Monitor Pressure: If you are having symptoms, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, headaches, slow heart beat or skipped beats, get to the ER to be checked out immediately. ...Read more

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Accidently took extra dose of verapamil 240mg, how do I treat this?

Accidently took extra dose of verapamil 240mg, how do I treat this?

A single dose?: If you just took a single extra dose, you don't require any specific treatment. Just lie low today as your blood pressure and heart rate may be a bit slower than usual and you may be somewhat more prone to dizziness. Depending on the formulation you use, it will wear off in 8 to 24 hours. If don't feel well, of course, you should go to the ER. ...Read more

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Side effects of verapamil?

Side effects of verapamil?

Verapamil SE: The most common adverse effect is constipation. Other adverse effects may be hypotension, fluid retention, drowsiness and cardiac dysfunction. ...Read more

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Side effects on 120mg of verapamil?

Side effects on 120mg of verapamil?

Constipation: Verapamil is usually used for blood pressure and/or heart rate control, it belongs to the family of drugs known as "calcium channel blockers".Its major side effect is constipation,
but i doubt it at this relatively low dose. ...Read more

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Verapamil injection peyronie does it work?

Verapamil injection peyronie does it work?

Verapamil: Intralesional verapamil injections are often used in the office for difficult to manage peyronie's plaques. The therapy requires weekly injections for at least six weeks. Between 25-35% of patients will find some relaxation of their plaques and some straightening of the penis over time. Having said this, is not a great therapeutic option. It is one of the few non-surgical options. ...Read more

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Why can't u have grapefruit when takeing verapamil ER 250mg?

Grapefruit and Meds: Grapefruit, unfortunately, interferes with the mechanism of many medications. It is not unusual to be told to avoid grapefruit when on any number of medications. This is a true and real recommendation from your pharmacist. ...Read more

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I started taking verapamil for headaches about a week ago. Is it possible it's already working!?

I started taking verapamil for headaches about a week ago. Is it possible it's already working!?

Yes: If your headache frequency or duration is improved since starting verapamil, that is super !
sometimes it takes longer or higher dose titration to see a response. ...Read more

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I am currently tapering up on verapamil 40mg to eventually 40mg tid a day. Right now I am on a half bid. Will my next dose be a half in the morning and a whole at night?

I am currently tapering up on verapamil 40mg to eventually 40mg tid a day. Right now I am  on a half bid. Will my next dose be a half in the morning and a whole at night?

That would be: one way to do it. But you might want to start getting in the third dose if your target is three times a day dosing. I would probably recommend you add another half (20 mg) in a mid-day dose. Try 1/2 at 7 am, 2 pm, and bedtime/10 pm. Depending on what you are taking this for, at your age perhaps arrhythmia control, even spacing of time between doses could be more important. Discuss with Doc:) ...Read more

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What are the side affects of verapamil (verelan)?

What are the side affects of verapamil (verelan)?

Verapamil SE: The most common adverse effect is constipation. Other adverse effects may be hypotension, fluid retention, drowsiness and cardiac dysfunction. ...Read more

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What are the side affects of verapamil (verelan )?

Slow pulse, constipa: The most common side effects of verapamil relate to an excess of what it is prescribed for: a too-slow pulse and/or too-low blood pressure. Many people also experience some degree of constipation. ...Read more

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Can you get hooked faster with verapamil or vicodin?

Can you get hooked faster with verapamil or vicodin?

Not the same: Verapamil is for hypertension and is not an opioid used for pain like vicodin. There is no abuse or addiction potential with verapamil. ...Read more

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Can Verapamil be taken w/ Amlodipine? Or is that not safe?

Can Verapamil be taken w/ Amlodipine? Or is that not safe?

Calcium Channel: Both are calcium channel blockers with varying properties; though different from each other concomitant use is unwise. ...Read more