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Verapamil Contraindications

verapamil contraindications

How should this medicine be used?

Verapamil comes as a tablet, an extended-release (long-acting) tablet, and an extended-release (long-acting) capsule to take by mouth. The regular tablet is usually taken three to four times a day. The extended-release tablets and capsules are usually taken once or twice a day. Take verapamil at around the same time(s) every day. Certain verapamil products should be taken in the morning and others at bedtime. Ask your doctor what the best time is for you to take your medication. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take verapamil exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the extended-release tablets and capsules whole. Do not chew or crush them. Ask your pharmacist if the tablets may be split in half, as the instructions vary by product.

If you can not swallow the extended-release capsules you may carefully open the capsule and sprinkle the entire contents onto a spoonful of applesauce. The applesauce should not be hot, and it should be soft enough to be swallowed without chewing. Swallow the applesauce immediately without chewing, and then drink a glass of cool water to make sure that you have swallowed all of the medicine. Do not store the mixture for future use.

Your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of verapamil and gradually increase your dose.

Verapamil controls arrhythmias, high blood pressure, and angina but does not cure these conditions. Continue to take verapamil even if you feel well. Do not stop taking verapamil without talking to your doctor.

Who should not take Verapamil ER Capsule, Extended Release Pellets 24 Hr?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:

Conditions:

  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Weakened Communication Between Muscles and Nerves
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Complete Heart Block
  • Second Degree Atrioventricular Heart Block
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Severe Heart Failure
  • Failure of the Left Ventricle of the Heart
  • Decrease in the Amount of Work the Heart Does
  • abnormally low blood pressure
  • Severely Low Blood Pressure
  • liver problems
  • kidney disease with reduction in kidney function
  • Blood Circulation Failure due to Serious Heart Condition
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • chronic idiopathic constipation
  • Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndrome
  • First Degree Atrioventricular Heart Block
  • Allergies:
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Calcium Channel Blocking Agents-Phenylalkylamines

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