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Verapamil - Overview
Verapamil, marketed under the brand Verelan and others, is a type of medication known as a calcium channel blocker used to manage hypertension. Through Push Health, people in need of a verapamil prescription can connect with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe verapamil, including verapamil ER, when appropriate to do so.
What Is Verapamil Used For?
Verapamil, like the drugs amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil) and nifedipine (Procardia), belongs to a class of medications known as calcium channel blockers. When compared to the other medications, verapamil is thought to have slightly different effects on the heart and a more prominent effect on gut smooth muscle. Verapamil works by blocking the inflow of ionic calcium into the smooth muscle of arteries without affecting serum calcium levels. Verapamil helps lower blood pressure by vasodilating peripheral arteries, usually without causing the heart rate to rise. Verapamil is sometimes prescribed off-label for migraine headaches.
Verapamil HCl - Dosage and Cost
Verapamil is available as verapamil 100 mg capsules, verapamil 200 mg capsules, verapamil 300 mg capsules. Verapamil is often administered as one dose daily at bedtime. Many people will demonstrate lower blood pressure within the first week of taking verapamil and other people will need to be titrated to a higher dose. Verapamil is usually formulated as a combination of two enantiomers, R and S, and undergoes metabolism through the liver. In many people, verapamil is readily absorbed even when taken with a high fat meal. After oral administration, verapamil's metabolites are largely excreted in the urine with a smaller amount excreted in the feces. Verapamil is relatively affordable at 20 cents per verapamil ER 240 mg tablet. Some insurance plans will cover the cost of verapamil medication. Also, verapamil coupons may be available online or from the manufacturer.
Can I Buy Verapamil Online?
Verapamil is a prescription medication and is not available as verapamil OTC (over the counter) in the US. As such, one cannot buy verapamil online without going through the process of getting a prescription and then buying verapamil from a pharmacy. Push Health can connect people who need a verapamil prescription with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe verapamil, including verapamil ER tablets, when appropriate to do so.
Verapamil - Side Effects
Verapamil, like other medications, can cause various side effects. Side effects from verapamil use include dizziness, headache, edema, constipation and a flu-like syndrome. Verapamil should not be used by people who have had a hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to verapamil or its ingredients. Verapamil is contraindicated in certain patients, including people with low blood pressure, sick sinus syndrome, heart blocks, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation or left ventricular dysfunction. Care must be taken when using verapamil concomitantly with other medications. Verapamil and alcohol should not be used at the same time. Potential side effects related to verapamil use should be discussed with a pharmacist and medical provider prior to use.
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Last updated May 14, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.