GENERIC NAME: MIBEFRADIL - ORAL (my-BEFF-ruh-dill)
BRAND NAME(S): Posicor
USES: This drug is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium is involved in blood vessel contraction. By blocking calcium, mibefradil relaxes and widens the blood vessels. It is used to treat high blood pressure or chest pain (angina). This drug has been withdrawn from the U.S. market due to safety or effectiveness problems.
HOW TO USE: This drug is usually taken once daily by mouth. Follow directions exactly and do not stop taking this medication without first checking with your doctor or pharmacist. Tablets should be swallowed whole and not chewed or crushed. The full effect of the drug should occur after taking this for 1 to 2 weeks. When switching from mibefradil to certain other blood pressure medicines, it is advised to stop the mibefradil for a period of time before starting the new medicine. Consult your doctor.
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