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Is it safe to take verapamil during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take verapamil during pregnancy?

Not 1st choice.: Usually not the first choice, there are other blood pressure medications which are considered safer for the fetus, like aldomet, (methyldopate) but let your doctor try and decide. It's very important to have your blood pressure well controlled.I have used verapamil, if Aldomet (methyldopate) doesn't work or Aldomet (methyldopate) doesn't control it. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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Is it safe to take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR with verapamil?

Is it safe to take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR with verapamil?

Drug interaction : checker revealed no interactions between effexor (venlafaxine) XR and verapamil. However, that is not a guarantee that one could not occur. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between generic verapamil and the calan sr?

Is there a difference between generic verapamil and the calan sr?

Yes: Generic verapamil is much less expensive than brand name Calan sr. The active ingredient and the duration of action are the same. ...Read more

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Taking verapamil 120mg and 30 mg adderrall what side effects could occur?

Taking verapamil 120mg and 30 mg adderrall what side effects could occur?

No interactions: These two drugs do not produce any dangers or extra side effects when taken together, but they both do have their own side effect profiles of which you certainly could experience.Common with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is decreased appetite, trouble sleeping,headache,nervousness, dry mouth, slight tremor, and palpitations (among others). Verapamil can cause constipation, dizziness, fatigue, and nausea, among others ...Read more

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How long after taking my last dose of clonidine can I start taking verapamil?

How long after taking my last dose of clonidine can I start taking verapamil?

Some overlap: There will be some overlap, but I would wait 24 hour. You want to blunt the rebound that occurs when you stop clonidine and verapamil will help that. ...Read more

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How can I wean my self safely off verapamil 120 mg? Can i take it as needed for migraines once daily?

How can I wean my self safely off verapamil 120 mg? Can i take it as needed for migraines once daily?

Migraine Prophylaxis: Verapamil is a prophylactic medication for migraines; you have to take it every day for it to work. Review your plan to wean off it with your treating physician. Good luck! ...Read more

Verapamil (Definition)

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