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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

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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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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