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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
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
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
Amlodipine: Amlodipine might be a better choice. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more
I was prescribed 120 ER verapamil. Don't like the side effects. Have taken for 5 days. Do I have to wean off or can I just stop?
Just stop it: It should be safe to just stop it. It is a relatively low dose as well. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
I know someone who overdosed on verapamil, this person got sick before passing is this something that drug could do. Need answer for closure?
Sure : Read the side effects of verapamil online, please. ...Read more
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
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
What to do if I have been prescribed verapamil tablets can you tell me if it is for use with headaches?
Yes: It's prescribed for migraines among other things. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a verapamil overdose? would it be immediately apparent upon presentation to an ER?
Subtle: I'm wondering why you ask. Without a history, the diagnosis simply won't be made and only supportive measures will be given. ...Read more
I was prescribed 40mg of verapamil the pharmacist gave me 80mg & said take 1/2 3 times a day, is that a correct dosage?
Maybe not: The dose you were given is much more than the prescribed dose. Check with your doctor before taking. ...Read more
I'm under 120mg of mylan-verapamil every morning i had another one in the evening by mistake can I continue taking my 120mg this morning?
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