Verapamil (brand names include: Calaptin / Isoptin / Verelan / Calan / Bosoptin / Covera-HS) belongs to a group of medicines known as calcium channel blockers.
Verapamil is used in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), heart and chest pain (angina pectoris), and for long-term prevention of heart attacks.
Verapamil is available as a sustained-release (SR) formulation under the brand name Calaptin SR (120 mg and 240 mg pills) and as a regular formulation (40 mg and 80 mg pills).
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Use your medicine exactly as directed.
The usual adult dosage for high blood pressure is one Verapamil 240 mg tablet daily. Elderly patients may require a lower starting dose (120 mg daily).
For heart attacks prevention the usual dosage is 240 mg - 480 mg daily. The average daily dose is 360 mg.
The average daily dose for angina prevention is also 360 mg.
Tell your doctor before taking Verapamil, if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have low blood pressure, heart failure, or a disease of heart muscle;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: verapamil hydrochloride.