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Verapamil, Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Tarka, Verelan

Description

Verapamil is an L-type calcium-channel blocker used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and some types of arrhythmia.

Action

calcium-channel blocker

Indications

angina, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, hypertension, mania, migraine prophylaxis, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, Prinzmetal's angina, unstable angina,

Side Effects

AV block, constipation, dizziness, elevated hepatic enzymes, fatigue, headache, heart failure, hypotension, nausea/vomiting, peripheral edema, pulmonary edema, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions


Negative interactions:

Calcium and Vitamin D
Calcium and Vitamin D may counteract the action of calcium-channel blockers.

Grapefruit juice
Grapefruit juice inhibits the breakdown of several drugs, including calcium channel blockers.

 

 

 

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