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Composition FOR VPL 5mg injection

Verapamil(5mg)

food interaction for VPL injection

alcohol interaction for VPL injection

pregnancy interaction for VPL injection

lactation interaction for VPL injection

medicine interaction for VPL injection

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Vpl 5mg injection with food.
Taking Verapamil with alcohol can cause minor side effects
UNSAFE
Vpl 5mg injection 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR VPL 5mg injection

    Verapamil(5mg)

    Vpl injection uses

    Vpl 5mg injection is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure, angina and arrhythmias.

    How vpl injection works

    Vpl 5mg injection 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.

    Common side effects of vpl injection

    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)

    SUBSTITUTES FOR VPL injection

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    Expert advice FOR VPL injection

    • Consult your doctor before taking the medicine if you have liver or kidney disorders.
    • Do not drive or operate machines if you feel drowsy after taking verapamil.
    • Do not eat or drink products containing grapefruit juice along with verapamil, as grapefruit juice increases the effects of verapamil.
    • Verapamil controls high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats and angina but does not cure them. Hence, it is necessary to continue taking verapamil even if you feel well.
    • Do not stop taking verapamil without talking to your doctor.

    Frequently asked questions FOR VPL 5mg injection

    Verapamil

    Q. Is verapamil safe?
    Yes. Verapamil 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 verapamil cause weight changes, heartburn or leg cramps?
    No, Verapamil is not known to affect your weight. If you notice any weight changes, please consult your doctor
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    Q. Does verapamil affect heart rate?
    One of the side-effects of verapamil 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 verapamil used for migraine headaches?
    Yes, verapamil can be useful for migraine headaches. But take verapamil only if it is prescribed to you by your doctor

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    Content on this page was last updated on 19 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)