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Home Knowledge Center Wellness Library verapamil (oral/injection)

verapamil (oral/injection)

Pronunciation: ver AP a mil

Brand: Calan, Isoptin SR, Verelan

Calan

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80 mg, oval, peach, imprinted with 80, CALAN

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Calan

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120 mg, oval, brown, imprinted with CALAN 120

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Calan SR

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240 mg/12 hours, capsule, green, imprinted with CALAN, SR 240

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Calan SR

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120 mg/12 hours, oval, purple, imprinted with CALAN, SR120

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Calan SR

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180 mg/12 hours, oval, pink, imprinted with CALAN, SR180

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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120 mg/12 hours, oval, blue, imprinted with MYLAN, 244

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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180 mg/12 hours, oval, blue, imprinted with M, 312

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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240 mg/12 hours, oblong, blue, imprinted with M 411

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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80 mg, round, white, imprinted with MYLAN 512

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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120 mg, round, white, imprinted with MYLAN 772

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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240 mg/12 hours, capsule, blue, imprinted with M 411

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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120 mg/12 hours, oval, blue, imprinted with 244, MYLAN

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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180 mg/12 hours, oval, blue, imprinted with M 312

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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100 mg/24 hours, capsule, red/white, imprinted with Mylan 6201

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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300 mg/24 hours, capsule, red, imprinted with Mylan 6203

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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120 mg/24 hours, capsule, blue/white, imprinted with MYLAN 6320

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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180 mg/24 hours, capsule, blue/green, imprinted with MYLAN 6380

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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240 mg/24 hours, capsule, blue, imprinted with MYLAN 6440

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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80 mg, round, white, imprinted with WATSON 343

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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120 mg, round, white, imprinted with WATSON 345

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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40 mg, round, orange, imprinted with WATSON 404

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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120 mg/24 hours, capsule, yellow, imprinted with 60274, 120mg

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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180 mg/24 hours, capsule, gray/yellow, imprinted with 60274, 180 mg

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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240 mg/24 hours, capsule, blue/yellow, imprinted with 60274, 240 mg

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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360 mg/24 hours, capsule, purple/yellow, imprinted with 60274, 360 mg

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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80 mg, round, white, imprinted with WATSON 343

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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120 mg, round, white, imprinted with WATSON 345

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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80 mg, round, white, imprinted with HP, 26

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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120 mg, round, white, imprinted with HP 27

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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240 mg/12 hours, oblong, blue, imprinted with M 411

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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120 mg/12 hours, oval, yellow, imprinted with 116

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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180 mg/12 hours, oval, yellow, imprinted with 117

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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240 mg/12 hours, capsule, yellow, imprinted with 118

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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120 mg/12 hours, oval, blue, imprinted with MYLAN, 244

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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180 mg/12 hours, oval, blue, imprinted with M 312

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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240 mg/12 hours, capsule, blue, imprinted with M 411

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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100 mg/24 hours, capsule, purple/white, imprinted with KU 485, 100 mg

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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200 mg/24 hours, capsule, purple, imprinted with KU 486, 200 mg

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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300 mg/24 hours, capsule, purple, imprinted with KU 487, 300 mg

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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240 mg/12 hours, oval, brown, imprinted with G74

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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120 mg/12 hours, oval, brown, imprinted with 292

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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180 mg/12 hours, oval, brown, imprinted with 293

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Calan

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40 mg, round, pink, imprinted with 40, CALAN

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Calan SR

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120 mg/12 hours, oval, lavender, imprinted with CALAN, SR120

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Calan SR

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180 mg/12 hours, oval, pink, imprinted with CALAN, SR180

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Isoptin SR

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180 mg/12 hours, elliptical, pink, imprinted with ISOPTIN SR, 180 MG

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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120 mg/12 hours, round, beige, imprinted with 120, LOGO

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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120 mg/24 hours, capsule, green/white, imprinted with MYLAN 6320

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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120 mg/12 hours, oval, blue, imprinted with 244, MYLAN

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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120 mg, round, white, imprinted with MYLAN 772

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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120 mg, round, white, imprinted with WATSON 345

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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180 mg/12 hours, oval, orange, imprinted with 73 01, LOGO

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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180 mg/24 hours, capsule, dark green/light green, imprinted with MYLAN 6380

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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180 mg/12 hours, oblong, orange, imprinted with LOGO, 7301

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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240 mg/12 hours, oval, white, imprinted with 73 00, LOGO

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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240 mg/24 hours, capsule, blue, imprinted with MYLAN 6440

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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40 mg, round, orange, imprinted with WATSON 404

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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80 mg, round, white, imprinted with MYLAN 512

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Verapamil Hydrochloride

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80 mg, round, white, imprinted with WATSON 343

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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180 mg/12 hours

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Verapamil Hydrochloride SR

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240 mg/12 hours, oblong, blue, imprinted with M 411

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What is the most important information I should know about verapamil?

What is the most important information I should know about verapamil?

You should not use verapamil if you have a serious heart condition such as "sick sinus syndrome" or "AV block" (unless you have a pacemaker), or Wolff-Parkinson-White, Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome.

What is verapamil?

What is verapamil?

Verapamil is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders.

Verapamil injection is used to rapidly or temporarily restore normal heartbeats in people with certain heart rhythm disorders.

Verapamil may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using verapamil?

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using verapamil?

You should not use verapamil if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

  • "sick sinus syndrome" or "AV block" (unless you have a pacemaker);
  • very low blood pressure; or
  • if your heart cannot pump blood properly.

You may not be able to use verapamil if you have:

  • severe congestive heart failure;
  • certain heart rhythm disorders (such as "Afib," Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome);
  • a heart condition that causes you to have very rapid heartbeats; or
  • if you are receiving an intravenous beta-blocker (such as atenolol, metoprolol, or propranolol).

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • congestive heart failure;
  • kidney disease;
  • liver disease; or
  • a nerve-muscle disorder such as myasthenia gravis or muscular dystrophy.

It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

You should not breastfeed while using verapamil.

Verapamil oral is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

How should I use verapamil?

How should I use verapamil?

Verapamil injection is given as an infusion into a vein, usually in an emergency situation. A healthcare provider will give you this injection. Your heart rate will be constantly monitored to help determine when your heartbeats have returned to normal.

Do not use the medicine if it looks cloudy or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine.

Oral verapamil is taken by mouth. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Swallow a capsule or tablet whole and do not crush, chew, break, or open it.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your liver function may also need to be checked.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you take verapamil.

If you have high blood pressure, keep using this medicine even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

What happens if I miss a dose?

What happens if I miss a dose?

Verapamil injection: Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose.

Verapamil oral: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of verapamil can be fatal.

What should I avoid while taking verapamil?

What should I avoid while taking verapamil?

Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects.

Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.

Grapefruit may interact with verapamil and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products.

What are the possible side effects of verapamil?

What are the possible side effects of verapamil?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • chest pain, fast or slow heart rate;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • fever, upper stomach pain, not feeling well; or
  • lung problems --anxiety, sweating, pale skin, wheezing, gasping for breath, cough with foamy mucus.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, constipation;
  • headache, dizziness; or
  • low blood pressure.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect verapamil?

What other drugs will affect verapamil?

If you also take disopyramide, avoid taking it within 48 hours before or 24 hours after you take verapamil.

Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time. Some drugs can affect your blood levels of other drugs you take, which may increase side effects or make the medications less effective.

Many drugs can affect verapamil. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Where can I get more information?

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about verapamil.

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