Verapamil

Verapamil- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of DrugVerapamil is Antianginal Drugs
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Verapamil is used for
1. Angina
2. Including stable
3. Unstable and Prinzmetal angina
4. Arrhythmias
5. Ischaemic heart disease
6. Migraine
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
 
Available dosage forms 1. TABLETS
2. INJECTION
Dose 
Contraindications 1. Hypotension
2. Bradycardia
3. Second- and third-degree atrioventricular block
4. Sinoatrial block, sick sinus syndrome
5. Cardiogenic shock
6. History of heart failure or significantly impaired le ventricular function
7. Atrial flutters or fibrillation complicating Wolff-Parkinson-
White syndrome
8. Porphyria
Precautions 1. First-degree atrioventricular block
2. Kidney impairment
3. Cirrhosis patients
4. The acute phase of myocardial infarction
5. Hepatic impairment
6. Children
7. Interactions
8. Pregnancy
9. Lactations
Adverse Effects 1. Constipation
2. Nausea
3. Vomiting
4. Flushing
5. Headache
6. Allergic reactions
7. Myalgia
8. Arthralgia
9. Paraesthesia
10.Increased prolactin concentration
11. Gynaecomastia
and gingival hyperplasia on long-term treatment
12. With high doses
13. Hypotension
14. Heart failure
Pregnancy Category C

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