Isoptin SR (Verapamil Hydrochloride)
What is Isoptin SR (Verapamil Hydrochloride) used for?
Isoptin SR (Verapamil Hydrochloride) is a type of drug known as a calcium channel blocker. This drug can be used to treat or prevent an irregular heartbeat or hypertension. It can also be used by patients suffering from chest pain caused by angina to control this condition. This drug increases oxygen supply to the heat, while also slowing electrical activity in the heart, thereby slowing down the heart rate.
How should I use Isoptin SR (Verapamil Hydrochloride)?
Isoptin SR (Verapamil Hydrochloride) sustained release tablets should be swallowed whole. The dosage, and the time of day at which you take this drug can vary for each patient. Follow the instructions given to you by the physician that prescribes this drug to you. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while taking this medication, unless your physician tells you that it is safe to do so.
What are the side effects of Isoptin SR (Verapamil Hydrochloride)?
Side effects of Isoptin SR (Verapamil Hydrochloride) may include constipation or heartburn. See your physician as soon as possible if you notice:
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Isoptin SR (Verapamil Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.