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Calan (Verapamil) Tablet
Calan (Verapamil) Tablet is indicated for the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent heart attacks, strokes, or kidney problems. This may also be used to treat certain types of abnormal heartbeats and some types of chest pain. This treatment may be used alone or in combination with other medications for hypertension.
How does Calan (Verapamil) Tablet work?
Calan (Verapamil) Tablet is a calcium ion influx inhibitor or calcium ion antagonist. It applies its pharmacologic effects by modulating the influx of ionic calcium. It is across the cell membrane of the arterial smooth muscle as well as in contractile and conductile myocardial cells.
Calan (Verapamil) Tablet exerts antihypertensive effects by lessening systemic vascular resistance. It is usually reflex tachycardia or without orthostatic decreases in blood pressure. During dynamic or isometric exercise, Calan does not alter systolic cardiac function in patients with normal ventricular function. This also does not alter total serum calcium levels. Though, one report suggested that calcium levels above the normal range may alter the therapeutic effect of this medicine.
Why use Calan (Verapamil) Tablet?
Calan (Verapamil) Tablet belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. This helps to relax the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. This is available for oral administration in film-coated tablets containing 40mg, 80mg, and 120mg of Verapamil. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this treatment.
How to use Calan (Verapamil) Tablet?
The recommended dose for this medication depends on your condition and response. This medication is to be taken by mouth, usually 3-4 times a day. You may take this with or without food. Use this regularly to get the most benefit from it. To avoid some complications, follow your doctor’s prescription carefully. Do not stop or change the prescribed dosage.
What are the side-effects of Calan (Verapamil) Tablet?
- Slow heartbeat
- Itching or skin rash
- Flushing (itching, warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin)
Call your doctor right away if these happen:
- Shortness of breath
- Dark urine
- Unusual tiredness
- Unexplained or sudden weight gain
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes
Warnings and Precautions
- Do not use this medication longer than prescribed.
- Let your doctor know if you have any medical history or current medications (vitamins or herbal products).
- Consult your doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.