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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

Verapamil (Definition)

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