Verapamil is used to treat heart rhythm problems, angina (severe chest pain), and high blood pressure symptoms.  Verapamil increases blood and oxygen supply to the heart while also controlling the heart rate. Verapamil is a calcium-channel blocker form of medication. It should be taken alone or may be prescribed alongside other medications for treatment. Verapamil is only available by prescription, in the form of tablets or capsules.

Precautions and Warnings of Verapamil

Before beginning Verapamil please speak with your doctor to determine if this is the right treatment plan for you. If you have the following pre-existing conditions, please make sure your doctor is informed to see if you are still eligible for Verapamil or if there is an alternative treatment plan.

  • Pregnancy or Breastfeeding: There are no current studies on infant risk while breastfeeding while taking Verapamil. Please speak to your doctor if you are currently breastfeeding or plan to. Your doctor can provide further conversation on alternative treatment plans or alternatives to nourishing your child.
  • Alcohol or Tobacco Consumption: Alcohol or tobacco consumption can create interactions while taking Verapamil. Please consult with your doctor on the best treatment plan with Verapamil if you are frequently consuming alcohol or tobacco.

Verapamil may not be right for you if you have been diagnosed with some of the following medical problems:

  • Liver or kidney problems
  • Sick sinus syndrome
  • Low blood pressure
  • Heart problems
  • Heart block
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Muscle disease
  • Congestive heart failure

Side Effects of Verapamil

If you are having difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the neck, throat, or tongue, or an allergic reaction, please seek emergency services.

Serious Side Effects

Verapamil can cause serious side effects, call your doctor immediately and stop taking Verapamil if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Fluid build up in or around lungs (wheezing, gasping for breath, foamy mucus, clammy skins, pain when breathing, shortness of breath when laying down)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Itching
  • Dark urine
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Jaundice
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Chest pain
  • Blurred vision

Common Side Effects

The following symptoms are more common and less life-threatening:

  • Nausea
  • Infections
  • Constipation
  • Flu symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Low blood pressure

Drug Interactions with Verapamil

Inform your doctor of all other prescription medications you take to see if Verapamil is right for you, and if there are interferences with the current medications. Your doctor might change the previous prescription to allow for Verapamil, adjust the dosage, or find another treatment plan if Verapamil interacts with other prescription medication.

This is not an extensive list of medications that interact with Verapamil. Please speak with your doctor about your medication and possible interactions.

Please speak with your doctor if you take any of the following medications to see if they impact your ability to be prescribed Verapamil.

  • Disopyramide
  • Aliskiren
  • Clonidine
  • Dofetilide
  • Fingolimod
  • Lithium
  • Lomitapide

Strengths and Dosages of Verapamil

Unlike most common medications, this medication is available in different dosages for different ages, while the doses also change for what the medication is targeting. Chest pain and heart rhythm symptoms have  differences in medication amounts. Verapamil is available between 80 milligrams to 480 milligrams. It also depends on if these are extended-release capsules or not.

FAQs of Verapamil

What is Verapamil?

Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker drug used to treat high blood pressure, arrhythmia, and severe angina.

Will Verapamil cause weight loss or gain?

Verapamil has no known impact on weight, but some users do find an increase appetite when they are consistently taking Verapamil.

Is Verapamil an addictive drug?

No, Verapamil does not have withdrawal or drug dependency effects.

Is there anybody who can’t take Verapamil?

Children and seniors will be deemed case by case to see if Verapamil is the right medication for you.

Can I get birth control while taking Verapamil?

Verapamil does not impact contraception. Make sure to speak with your doctor if you are worried about potential risks of interference and about an alternative treatment plan.

What do I do if I miss a dose of Verapamil?

If you’ve missed your dosage, take it as soon as possible. Stick to your regularly scheduled doses daily. Do not double-take a day to make up for a missed day.

How is Verapamil stored?

Store the medication in an upright, airtight container at room temperature. Keep away from direct light, freezing, room temperature, moisture, and heat. In the prescription bottle, keep it airtight and away from children and you will not come into problems.

What is the cost of Verapamil in America ?

Verapamil is anywhere from $75 to $899 for 100 capsules. Depending on the dosage alters the price. Please speak directly to your doctor or pharmacist if you are worried about the financials. You doctor can help you find an alternative treatment plan if necessary. If this is your first time using MyRx Outlet, you can save 10% on your first order of Verapamil with discount code: myrx10.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment recommendations. It should not be taken as an endorsement of any specific medication or treatment. Individual health conditions and responses to treatment can vary greatly; therefore, this information should not be seen as a guarantee of safety, suitability, or effectiveness for any particular individual. Always consult with a healthcare professional for personalized medical advice and before making any decisions regarding your health or treatment plans.

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