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Not usually: Verapamil and amlodipine are both calcium channel blockers that are used to treat hypertension. Verapamil is also sometimes used to treat rhythm disturbances. These are not usually prescribed together. Usually we prescribe a calcium channel blocker with a different class of medicine for blood pressure if it is needed. Check with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more
Check online referen: Diltiazem & verapamil are 2 calcium channel blockers used to lower blood pressure & possibly control your heart rate. If your BP is too low or heart rate is too slow, you might feel weak & faint. These medications can also cause constipation. Check out online. Epocrates. Com & drugs. Com for more info regarding any medication. Ask pharmacist as well as prescribing physician why this particular drug. ...Read more
Yes: There should be no interactions as long as you follow the directions. ...Read more
Verapamil or diltiazem? Which drug would be a better choice treating supraventricular tachicardy absence of adenosin and why?
My husband passed away on an overdose of verapamil. Please explain side effects and causes of death with an overdose of this nature.?
Slow the heart: There are 3 types of calcium channel blockers: first is norvasc/also called amlodipine. It opens the arteries fighting hbp, angina, and even raynaud's. 2nd is cardizem/diltiazem which is 1/2 way between Norvasc & verapamil (isoptin). Verapamil is the 3d and good for treating irregular heart beats, hbp, and angina as well as migraines. It likely slowed his heart &/or lowered the BP too far. Hrs. ...Read more
Can you take CCB such as verapamil or diltazem and bystolic (nebivolol) concurrently. Any contradiction or risk? Thanks for your help.
RARELY: They can be taken together, but adding the two requires expertise: if the 2 are necessary, see a cardiologist, best to keep things simple and use 1 or the other. ...Read more
Just recently this morning got up and feel numbness on top left side of my head, and has not gone away. I've been taking verapamil since 2004. Thanks?
Probably benign: Most likely your left occipital nerve to the back of your head isn't working well, usually temporary, verapamil, occasionally used for migraine or migraine variant, has nothing to do with your symptoms. If you have a history of neck problems, occipital neuralgia is frequently associated. If you are having headache, this may still be true but other things would need to be considered as well. ...Read more
I'm under 120mg daily at 9:00 in the morning of mylan-verapamil . I had another 120mg at 10:00pm by mistake can I continue taking regular dose today?
Take next dose in pm: A daily dose of verapamil sustained release can be taken at one sitting or split up. Extra doses can be used as needed once in a while for symptoms like palpitation or high bp. So what you did by accident certainly happens. It should to affect tomorrow's dose though you certainly could wait a bit to space it out at least 12 hours. ...Read more
I have had a cardio version after af but am taking verapamil to stay in rythmn this slowing me at work is ther a better drug had bisoprolol previosly?
I'm on 100mg of topamax (topiramate) now after buildup of 2 months. Have been on 240mg verapamil a long time. How much does topamax (topiramate) reduce efficacy of verapamil?
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
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
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