verapamil extended-release - oral, Calan SR, Isoptin SR
GENERIC NAME: VERAPAMIL EXTENDED-RELEASE - ORAL (ver-AP-a-mil)
BRAND NAME(S): Calan SR, Isoptin SR
USES: Verapamil is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Verapamil is called a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. It may also lower the heart rate.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used to treat other heart diseases (such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, fast/irregular heartbeats) and to prevent chest pain (angina).
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