Isoptin is an oral tablet made up of a calcium channel blocker called verapamil. We carry the generic alternative to this medication in 80mg and 120mg!
Isoptin is a medication used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of the blood against the walls of your blood vessels and when that force is high, it causes your heart to have to work harder which can cause damage. If hypertension goes treated for too long, a person risks health conditions such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney problems. Additionally, this medication may be used to prevent chest pain (angina), which may also help improve your ability to exercise while decreasing the frequency of angina attacks.
Isoptin (verapamil) is effective in treating hypertension and preventing angina because it is able to relax the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily while also controlling your heart rate.
Follow directions given to you by your health care professional.
Isoptin is most commonly taken 3 or 4 times a day, with or without food, as directed by your doctor. Your dose will be calculated based off your medical condition and response to treatment.
This medication must be used regularly to get the most benefit from it; ensure you do not miss a dose by taking the tablet at the same time every day. You may also use a pillbox to keep yourself from forgetting.
Do not stop taking Isoptin without first consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse if this medication is stopped suddenly.
Do not use Isoptin (verapamil)
You should not use this medication if you currently take colchicine, dofetilide, eliglustat, flibanserin, or lomitapide. Speak with your doctor about other medications that should not be used with Isoptin.
If you are allergic to verapamil, you will need to find an alternate medication; do not use Isoptin.
You should avoid using this medication until you have gone over all medical conditions you may have with your doctor first.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
You need to tell your doctor before using Isoptin if you have heart failure (weak heart); certain types of abnormal heartbeats like heart block, Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome, sick sinus syndrome, or Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome; low blood pressure; or a slow heartbeat.
This medication may cause low blood pressure. If you notice signs of low blood pressure (see side effects), contact your doctor right away.
This medication should only be used by a pregnant woman if the benefit outweighs the risk; consult your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant.
This medication passes into breast milk and could harm a nursing infant.
Common side effects of Isoptin (verapamil) may include:
Dizziness. Headache. Constipation.
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Isoptin (verapamil) may include:
Slow heartbeat. An abnormal heartbeat that is new or worse. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs.
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
allergic reaction – rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
liver problems – dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
low blood pressure – fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea, clammy skin, depression, loss of consciousness, or blurry vision.
What not to take with Verapamil?
You should avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juice while on Verapamil, and you should also stay away from alcohol as well. As for medications, there are some that can have the affect of removing Verapamil from your system. To find out what will work for you, it is best to speak with your doctor regarding this medication.
What is Verapamil used for?
This medication, known as Isoptin, is used to treat high blood pressure. And when taken, this medication lowers the high blood pressure, and in turn prevents strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It goes to work by relaxing the blood vessels so the blood can flow at a much easier pace. It is also used to control your heart rate if you have a fast or irregular heartbeat, this helps prevent or treat angina. This medication comes in two different options for doses, which are 80mg and 120mg. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.
How long does it take for Verapamil to work?
Once you start to take Verapamil, it may take a week or so before you begin to feel the full affects of this medication.
How long does it take for Verapamil to get out of your system?
After taking a dose, the half-life ranges between 2.8 to 7.4 hours before this medication is fully eliminated from your system.
What are the side effects of Verapamil?
Some of the most common side effects to Verapamil are as follows; Dizziness, slow heartbeat, constipation, nausea, headache, tiredness, skin rash or itching, or flushing. Do keep in mind that these are just some of the side effects listed for this medication. And if any of these side effects persist or worsen, it is best then to speak with your doctor.
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