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Verapamil

Verapamil Information

Verapamil Benefits & Uses

Verapamil is used to treat the following -

  1. High Blood Pressure Primary
  2. Angina Primary
  3. Arrhythmia
  4. सुपरवेंट्रिकल टेकीकार्डिया

Verapamil Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Verapamil

Verapamil

Verapamil Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Verapamil is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Fatigue Mild
  4. Dizziness Mild
  5. Dyspepsia
  6. Stomach ache Mild
  7. Peripheral Edema
  8. Constipation Moderate
  9. Flushing
  10. Paresthesia
  11. Dry Mouth Mild
  12. Urticaria
  13. Blurred vision
  14. Insomnia Mild
  15. Cough दुर्लभ
  16. Diarrhoea

Verapamil Related Warnings

Is the use of Verapamil safe for pregnant women?

Verapamil shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Verapamil safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Verapamil on breastfeeding women are very mild.

Mild

What is the effect of Verapamil on the Kidneys?

Verapamil rarely harms the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Verapamil on the Liver?

Side effects of Verapamil rarely affect the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Verapamil on the Heart?

Side effects of Verapamil rarely affect the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Verapamil with Other Drugs

Verapamil should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Aspirin(ASA),Paracetamol,Caffeine

    Clonidine

    Metformin

    Ketoconazole

    Ibuprofen

    Aspirin

      Verapamil Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Verapamil unless your doctor advises you to do so -

      1. GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
      2. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
      3. Heart Failure
      4. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
      5. Aortic Stenosis
      6. Liver Disease
      7. Kidney Disease

      Frequently asked Questions about Verapamil

      Is this Verapamil habit forming or addictive?

      No, you will not get addicted to Verapamil.

      No

      Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      After taking Verapamil, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Verapamil can make you drowsy.

      Dangerous

      Is it safe?

      Yes, but take Verapamil only as per medical advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      There is no benefit of taking Verapamil for mental disorders.

      No

      Verapamil Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Verapamil

      Some foods when eaten with Verapamil can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

      Mild

      Interaction between Alcohol and Verapamil

      Taking Verapamil with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

      Severe
      This medicine data has been created by -
      Dr. Md Saadullah
      M.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience
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      Dr. Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      2 Years of Experience
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      References

      1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Verapamil hydrochloride
      2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 535
      3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1263-1264