Verapamil, a class-IV antiarrhythmic is used for treating patients with high blood pressure, supraventricular tachycardia, chest pain due insufficient blood flow to the heart. It may also be used for cluster headaches or migraines. It works by relaxation of blood vessels for easy blood flow.
Verapamil medication is given as oral administration or is injected into a vein. It is available in various strengths such as 180 mg/24 hours, 120 mg/24 hours, 240 mg/24 hours, 360 mg/24 hours, 2.5 mg/ml, 40 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg, 240 mg/12 hours, 120 mg/12 hours, 180 mg/12 hours, 100 mg/24 hours, 200 mg/24 hours, 300 mg/24 hours. The dose is usually advised to be taken during bedtime.
The drug should be taken as per doctor’s advice. It should be avoided if the person is allergic to any of its ingredients. It may cause dizziness and hence driving vehicles or heavy machinery that requires extreme alertness should be done safely.
The most common side effects of Verapamil are constipation, headache, low blood pressure, nausea, dizziness, congestive heart failure, elevated liver enzymes, low heart rate, edema, pulmonary edema, fatigue, rash, flushing, shortness of breath, atrio-ventricular block.
Is It safe with alcohol?Taking Verapamil with alcohol can cause minor side effects
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Vpl 5mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Verapamil as ingredient
This medicine acts as an inhibitor of voltage-dependent calcium channels. The effect of this medication on L-type calcium channels in the heart leads to the reduction of chronotropic and inotropy. All this mechanism leads to reduce the heart rate and blood pressure.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
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