Medicine Overview of Calaptin Tablet
Headache, Nausea, Fatigue, Dizziness, Feeling of discomfort, Dyspepsia, Stomach pain, Peripheral edema, Constipation, Redness of skin, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk).
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Calaptin 40mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Calaptin 40mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. This effect reduces blood pressure and abnormally fast heartbeat which lowers strain and oxygen requirement of the heart.
In Depth Information on Calaptin Tablet
- It is very common to have dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling ankles/feet, flushing, or a headache as a side effect.
To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
- Inform your doctor if you have developed constipation during treatment with Calaptin.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any heart problems (heart attack, heart failure, slow or irregular heart rate).
Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Calaptin Tablet related warnings
Taking Verapamil with alcohol can cause minor side effects
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Calaptin 40mg Tablet 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.
Calaptin 40mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Calaptin 40mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Calaptin 40mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Calaptin 40mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Careful monitoring of the patient for any signs of overdosage is advisable.
Calaptin 40mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Calaptin 40mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Calaptin Tablet
Yes. Calaptin is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Can I take ibuprofen/aspirin/Benadryl/Tylenol with verapamil?
Verapamil can be taken with ibuprofen/aspirin/paracetamol (Tylenol) or diphenhydramine (Benadryl) if prescribed by your doctor
No, Calaptin is not known to affect your weight. If you notice any weight changes, please consult your doctor
One of the side-effects of Calaptin is slow heart rate. If you notice such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Q. Is verapamil a beta blocker, statin, ant cholinergic, MOA inhibitor?
No. Verapamil is not a beta blocker, statin, MOA inhibitor or anticholinergic. It is a calcium channel blocker. However, both the classes of drugs are used for managing high blood pressure and abnormal heart beats (arrhythmia)
Yes, Calaptin can be useful for migraine headaches. But take Calaptin only if it is prescribed to you by your doctor
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Calaptin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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