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Isoptin (Verapamil)
Isoptin (Verapamil)

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Isoptin (Verapamil)

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Commercial Name: Isoptin 
Active Ingredient: Verapamil
Utilization: Treats high blood pressure relaxing and widening blood vessels
Available Dosages: 40mg, 80mg, 120mg and 240mg


Category: Blood Pressure
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Description

Isoptin (Verapamil)  belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockersis It works by relaxing the muscles of heart and blood vessels. Verapamil is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders. Injection of Verapamil is used to rapidly or temporarily restore normal heartbeats in people with certain heart rhythm disorders.

Indication for use

Isoptin (Verapamil)  can be taken by almost all adults who have:

·        arterial hypertension;

·        chronic stable angina pectoris;

·        angina due to vasospasm;

·        paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia;

·        atrial fibrillation / flutter accompanied by tachyarrhythmia.

Precautions

Isoptin (Verapamil) is not recommended to use if you have: cardiogenic shock; complicated acute myocardial infarction (bradycardia, severe arterial hypotension, left ventricular failure); sick sinus syndrome (bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome); sinoatrial block; heart failure.

In case of pregnancy and period of lactation you have to consult with your doctor.

Dose and usage

Dose of Isoptin (Verapamil): 40 mg - white, round, flat tablets,  80mg – white, round, flat tablets; 240 mg – light green elongated tablets.

Before taking this medication consult with your attending physician.

Isoptin tablets are taken orally, 40-80 mg per day, after meals. It can be used for a long time as a maintenance medication.

The average daily dose is 360 mg, the maximum is 480 mg. They are taken orally after meals. For ischemia, Isoptin CP 240 is taken in the range of 240-360 mg per day, dividing the dose into two doses - morning and evening. With arrhythmias and high blood pressure - 1 tablet in the morning, if you need to low the pressure - take half a tablet in the morning, half a tablet in the evening.

If the patient suffers from cirrhosis of the liver, the dosage is significantly reduced (up to 40 mg taken 2-3 times a day).

Side effects

Isoptin (Verapamil) taking can be accompanied by some  side effects such as: bradycardia, tachycardia, a sharp drop in pressure, heart failure, asystole, nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, fatigue, paresthesia.

Feeling unwell after consumption of this medication is a signal for calling the doctor.

Josette-Davignon

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Josette Davignon

Last updated: 18.09.2020

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