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    Information about Verapamil

    Verapamil uses

    Verapamil is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina) and arrhythmias.

    How verapamil works

    Verapamil 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 verapamil

    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)

    Available Medicine for Verapamil

    • ₹7 to ₹63
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹2 to ₹3
      Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹8 to ₹18
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹5
      Themis Medicare Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Verapamil

    • 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 Verapamil.
    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for 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

    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

    Content on this page was last updated on 29 March, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)