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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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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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What are the side effects of verapamil (verelan)?

What are the side effects of verapamil (verelan)?

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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What are the side effects of verapamil (verelan)?

What are the side effects of verapamil (verelan)?

Slow pulse, constipa: The most common side effects of verapamil relate to an excess of what it is prescribed for: a too-slow pulse and/or too-low blood pressure. Many people also experience some degree of constipation. ...Read more

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Can you get hooked faster with verapamil or vicodin?

Can you get hooked faster with verapamil or vicodin?

Not the same: Verapamil is for hypertension and is not an opioid used for pain like vicodin. There is no abuse or addiction potential with verapamil. ...Read more

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Can Verapamil be taken w/ Amlodipine? Or is that not safe?

Can Verapamil be taken w/ Amlodipine? Or is that not safe?

Calcium Channel: Both are calcium channel blockers with varying properties; though different from each other concomitant use is unwise. ...Read more

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Is it really necessary to take both Verapamil and Amlodipine?

Is it really necessary to take both Verapamil and Amlodipine?

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

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Kindly explain me what are the side effects of diltiazem & verapamil?

Kindly explain me what are the side effects of diltiazem & verapamil?

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

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My husband passed away on an overdose of verapamil. Please explain side effects and causes of death with an overdose of this nature.?

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

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Can you take CCB such as verapamil or diltazem and bystolic (nebivolol) concurrently. Any contradiction or risk? Thanks for your help.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Combination therapy: Is recommended if two medications have different mechanism of action. Topamax (topiramate) is an epilepsy drug and verapamil is a blood pressure medicine. It is not unusual and your will explain the possible side effects you may experience. ...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?

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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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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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

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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?

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

Verapamil (Definition)

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