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Brand Name Verapamil
Generic Name Verapamil
Category Angina, High Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeats
Medication 40, 80, 120 and 240 mg

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What is Generic Verapamil and what are its uses ?
How does Generic Verapamil Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Generic Verapamil ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Generic Verapamil
Generic Verapamil Warnings and Precautions.
Generic Verapamil Side effects.

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What is Generic Verapamil and what are its uses ?

Verapamil is in a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Verapamil relaxes (widens) blood vessels (veins and arteries), which makes it easier for the heart to pump and reduces its workload.

Verapamil is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), to treat angina (chest pain), and to control some types of irregular heartbeats.

Verapamil may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

How does Generic Verapamil Works (Mechanism) ?

Verapamil belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers, which act on the heart and blood vessels.

Verapamil slows the movement of calcium through cells, which has two results.

Firstly, Verapamil decreases the rate at which the heart beats. As a result, the heart uses less energy and the pain of angina is prevented or relieved.

Secondly, Verapamil has a mild widening effect on blood vessels and therefore reduces blood pressure.

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Dosage: How should you take Generic Verapamil ?

Take Verapamil tablets orally.

Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. Do not take Verapamil with grapefruit juice. If Verapamil upsets your stomach, you can take it with food or milk. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take Verapamil more often then directed. Do not stop taking Verapamil except on your prescriber's advice.

Adults
The usual starting dose of Verapamil is 40 milligrams taken in the morning. Verapamil dose may be increased to 80 milligrams as per your physician's instructions.

You should see results from Verapamil within a week.

For use only at bedtime, this delayed-action form of Verapamil SR is timed to deliver its peak benefits in the morning, when blood pressure tends to spike. The usual starting dose is 200 milligrams of Verapamil SR. Your doctor may raise the dose gradually if you need more.

Children
The safety and effectiveness of Verapamil in children under age 18 have not been established.
Older Adults
Your doctor may start you at a lower dose of 120 milligrams and then adjust it according to your response. If you have poor kidneys, the dose of Verapamil has to be lower.

Have you skipped your Verapamil dose?
If you have missed a dose of Verapamil, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra dose of Verapamil.

If you take too much of Verapamil?
Incase of an overdose with Verapamil seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms of an overdose with Verapamil may include

  • dizziness,
  • weakness,
  • chest pain,
  • shortness of breath,
  • fainting,
  • an unusually fast or slow heartbeat,
  • coma,
  • slurred speech, and
  • confusion
Where should you store Verapamil?
Store Verapamil of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Verapamil at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed.

Available strengths of Verapamil
Verapamil tablets
are available in the strengths of 40 mg, 80 mg and SR 240 mg.
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Possible food and drug interactions when taking Generic Verapamil

The following drugs may interact with Verapamil. They may increase or decrease the activity of Verapamil.

  • astemizole
  • cisapride
  • disopyramide
  • dofetilide
  • grapefruit juice
  • pimozide
  • terfenadine
  • alcohol
  • alfuzosin
  • alosetron
  • antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen)
  • barbiturates such as phenobarbital
  • bosentan
  • caffeine
  • certain antibiotics (clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin, troleandomycin)
  • certain medicines used to treat cancer
  • certain medicines to treat migraine (ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, methysergide)
  • cevimeline
  • cilostazol
  • cimetidine
  • clonidine
  • cyclosporine
  • fentanyl
  • galantamine
  • herbal or dietary supplements such as ginger, gingko biloba, ginseng, hawthorn, ma huang (ephedra), melatonin, St. John's wort, went yeast
  • lithium
  • local anesthetics or general anesthetics
  • medicines for anxiety or difficulty sleeping (examples: alprazolam, buspirone, midazolam, triazolam)
  • medicines for depression or mental problems (examples: imipramine, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, nefazodone, ziprasidone)
  • medicines for fungal infections (fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole)
  • medicines for heart-rhythm problems (amiodarone, digoxin, flecainide, procainamide, quinidine)
  • medicines for high cholesterol (atorvastatin, cerivastatin, colesevelam, lovastatin, simvastatin)
  • medicines for high blood pressure or heart problems
  • medicines for HIV infection or AIDS
  • medicines for prostate problems
  • medicines for seizures (carbamazepine, clonazepam, ethosuximide, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, zonisamide)
  • methadone
  • methylprednisolone
  • rifampin, rifabutin or rifapentine
  • sildenafil
  • sirolimus
  • sulfinpyrazone
  • tacrolimus
  • theophylline or aminophylline
  • water pills (diuretics)
  • yohimbine
  • zafirlukast
  • zileuton

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Verapamil works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines. 

Who should not take Verapamil?

Verapamil should not be used if you suffer from bradycardia (a slow heart rate of less than 50 beats per minute), hypotension (low blood pressure), arrhythmias (irregular heart beats) or porphyrias (life long inherited blood diseases which can cause a variety of symptoms, including mental health problems).

Verapamil should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients or experience an allergic reaction. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

Generic Verapamil Warnings and Precautions.

Check your blood pressure and pulse rate regularly; this is important while you are taking Verapamil. Ask your prescriber or health care professional what your blood pressure and pulse rate should be and when you should contact him or her.

You may feel dizzy or lightheaded. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how Verapamil affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol can make you more dizzy or increase flushing and rapid heartbeats. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Do not suddenly stop taking Verapamil. Ask your prescriber or health care professional how to gradually reduce the dose.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Verapamil.

Generic Verapamil Side effects.

Side effects of Verapamil that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

More common side effects of Verapamil:

  • dizziness
  • slow heartbeat (less than 50 beats per minute)
  • lightheadedness
  • swelling of the legs or ankles

Rare or uncommon side effects of Verapamil:

  • difficulty breathing
  • fast heartbeat, palpitations, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, or
  • fainting
  • skin rash

Side effects of Verapamil that usually do not require medical attention:

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