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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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Verapamil (Definition)

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


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How long does it take for ankle swelling from verapamil to go away after discontinuing medication?

How long does it take for ankle swelling from verapamil to go away after discontinuing medication?

Everyone is : Different but elevating the legs will help. On average in my patients it has been 3 days to 2 weeks when swelling is caused by an antihypertensive agent. ...Read more

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Currently take 360mg verapamil and 50 mg atenolol for palpitations? 37 year old female, weight 127. I feel dizzy alot. Could it be the medication

Currently take 360mg verapamil and 50 mg atenolol for palpitations? 37 year old female, weight 127.   I feel dizzy alot.  Could it be the medication

Yes: If your blood pressure or pulse rate is lowered too much it could make you feel dizzy. Usually this would manifest like a near fainting episode rather than a spinning sensation. I would call and/or go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is Amlodipine the superior medication for Vasospastic Angina to Verapamil? It sounds like it would be... (Sounds very effective for migraine aspect 2)

Is Amlodipine the superior medication for Vasospastic Angina to Verapamil? It sounds like it would be... (Sounds very effective for migraine aspect 2)

Amlodipine: Amlodipine is an effective agent for vasospastic angina as well as migraine prevention. I am not aware of studies comparing it's effectiveness with verapamil. Verapamil has been around longer than amlodipine and has been used for both indications successfully. ...Read more