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Verapamil (Univer)

Also known as Cordilox, Berkatens, Securon, Hypaneze, Verapress Mr, Isoptin, Calan, Verelan, Securon Iv, and Securon Sr


Verapamil (brand names: Isoptin, Verelan, Verelan PM, Calan, Bosoptin, Covera-HS) is an L-type calcium channel blocker of the phenylalkylamine class. It has been used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, and most recently, cluster headaches. It is also an effective preventive medication for migraine. Verapamil has also been used as a vasodilator during cryopreservation of blood vessels. It is a class IV antiarrhythmic, more effective than digoxin in controlling ventricular rate and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 1982.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $17.7 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed verapamil to treat hot flashes, atrial flutter, pituitary disorder, and retinopathy due to high blood pressure.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking verapamil most commonly experience side effects like constipation, headache, and flu.

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