Medicine Overview of Vasopten Tablet
Side Effects of Vasopten are Headache, Dizziness, Sinus inflammation, Flu-like symptoms, Infection, Sore throat, Peripheral edema.
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. Vasopten 40 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Vasopten 40 mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels, thereby widening the blood vessels and allowing more blood and oxygen to reach the heart. This reduces blood pressure and decreases the chances of angina (chest pain).
In Depth Information on Vasopten Tablet
- Vasopten 40 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
- Vasopten 40 mg Tablet slows down the heartbeat and allows the blood vessels in the body to relax.
It is best to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Vasopten 40 mg Tablet as it may make the side effects worse.
Do not stop taking Vasopten 40 mg Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor first.
- This helps prevent angina attacks (chest pain caused by heart disease), certain abnormal heart rhythms, stroke and heart attack.
Vasopten Tablet related warnings
Taking Verapamil with alcohol can cause minor side effects
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Vasopten 40 mg 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.
Vasopten 40 mg 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.
Vasopten 40 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Vasopten 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vasopten 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Careful monitoring of the patient for any signs of overdosage is advisable.
Vasopten 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vasopten 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Vasopten Tablet
Yes. Vasopten 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
Q. Does Vasopten cause weight changes, heartburn or leg cramps?
No, Vasopten is not known to affect your weight. If you notice any weight changes, please consult your doctor
Q. Does Vasopten affect heart rate?
One of the side-effects of Vasopten 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)
Q. Is Vasopten used for migraine headaches?
Yes, Vasopten can be useful for migraine headaches. But take Vasopten only if it is prescribed to you by your doctor
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Taking Vasopten with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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