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Doctor insights on: Verapamil Er Vs Sr

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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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Is the most effective of the calcium channel blocker ...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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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?

Don't stop: If you are intollerant to a drug speak with your doctor to get switched to an alternative. Don't 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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Is there a withdrawal from verapamil. I was on 120mg ER twice daily. I stopped cold turkey. I was using for migraines but it stopped working for me.

Is there a withdrawal from verapamil. I was on 120mg ER twice daily. I stopped cold turkey. I was using for migraines but it stopped working for me.

Don't worry: Usually there is no withdrawal. You should be ok but we don't recommend stopping medications without consulting you prescribing doctor. At least they can monitor you and are aware of this. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking verapamil 100 mg ER to treat migraines. I'm wanting to no longer take the meds because I'm now taking turmeric/ginger supplement?

I'm currently taking verapamil 100 mg ER to treat migraines. I'm wanting to no longer take the meds because I'm now taking turmeric/ginger supplement?

Consult doctor: It would not be a good idea to discontinue your medication without discussing it with the doctor who prescribed it. It is highly unlikely that turmeric and ginger will ward off your migraines. You may take these for the flavor and taste, but do not expect these herbs to treat any illness.
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On metformin & lisinipril my bloodpressure is sometimes low like 110/68 doc put me on verapamil ER for palpatation is it safe to take with these meds?

On metformin & lisinipril my bloodpressure is sometimes low like 110/68 doc put me on verapamil ER for palpatation is it safe to take with these meds?

Generally safe.: BP may be lowered a bit with verapamil. If your doc did it there is likely a good reason. If it is a bit too much you may have some symptoms of low blood pressure such as lightheadedness with standing. ...Read more

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I've taken Verapamil ER for many years to prevent migraine + it works great, BUT ankle edema's now a BIG issue-can primary doc safely wean me off it?

I've taken Verapamil ER for many years to prevent migraine + it works great, BUT ankle edema's now a BIG issue-can primary doc safely wean me off it?

Yes: Actually verapamil is not a big culprit with ankle edema with that class of medication. You might need to check into other reasons why that is happening. ...Read more

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I have had SVT for almost 40 years and take verapamil ER 240 and atenolol 25mg. Now I am scared that study found breast cancer increase!

I have had SVT for almost 40 years and take verapamil ER 240 and atenolol 25mg. Now I am scared that study found breast cancer increase!

News media: You likely refer to the recent reports about calcium blockers and breast carcinoma. You need to discuss these reports with your doc and not get worked up over media reports. Often like this study, if its true the numbers of individuals impacted by small percent differences isn't important if you need the drug in question. If you have good control of the svt that likely outweighs a small risk incre. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dizziness, fatigue, chest pain or discomfort, feeling like I'm going to pass out, slow heart rate can this be caused from verapamil ER PM 100 my? Is it safe to DC this med without titration

I am experiencing dizziness, fatigue, chest pain or discomfort, feeling like I'm going to pass out, slow heart rate can this be caused from verapamil ER PM 100 my? Is it safe to DC this med without titration

Depends why you take: If you are taking it for high blood pressure, call your physician and work out a plan. You can safely stop the medication if it is not due to very high blood pressures. Because it sounds as though you are having at least relatively low blood pressure - or to low too quickly. Go see the prescribing physician ASAP. Tell him/her the problems you are having via phone call. ...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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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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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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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