VERAPAMIL HCL Reviews

Average Rating: 2.5 (60 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR VERAPAMIL HCLCOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
DOSAGE
DATE ADDED
 
 1  Angina Extreme constipation. Took several days after stopping before I felt better. F 51 15 days
1X D
7/26/2021
 1  Irregular heart beat Bloating and stomach pain. Severe constipation F 81 5 days
120 mg 1X D
3/3/2021
 2  Episodes of AFIB Bad constipation daily with stomach bloat and stomach pain, blurry vision, always lethargic through the day and restless sleep. Worked for the afib but suffering in other ways daily M 43 3 months
240 1X D
11/20/2020
 1  Migraines Foggy mind, severe neck pain, frequent headache, fatigue, blurry vision, light sensitivity Helped my migraines the first 6 months but then when I started having frequent small migraines my doctor increased my dose to 180mg and side effects and headaches got even worse. F 37 1 years
120mg 1X D
10/17/2020
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 3  HBP and fast heart rate headache,flush and constipation weight gain tired feeling also feeling itchy, insomnia dry mouth neck pain,muscles pain and confusion i don't really like this medication but i am so sensitive or allergic to all blood pressure medications so I'm tolerating it for now F 52 2 weeks
80 3X D
7/2/2020
 3  Svt Initially took 180 mg for migraines and never got another one. Then had SVT and cardiologist increased it to 240 mg once a day. Gained weight, constantly tired, all joints hurt. Will.see him.soon. 75 1 days
240
6/9/2020
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 1  BP and regulate heartrate Having terrible muscle pain feet and legs hurts so bad. Sinus problems horrible. I want off see dr in 9 days not sure I can stand the pain that long.I seem to have side affects from every drug that suppose to help heartrate I've been on just about everything only one left to try.. F 65 2 days
20mg
5/14/2020
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 5  Migraines Stomach Bloating, sleepy in the morning, allergy like symptoms, numbness in hands and feet which have passed. This med has been a life saver. I've had migraines since I was 14. Now I have only a few a month instead of 4-5 a week. F 44 2 years
40mg 2xday
12/1/2019
 5  SVT No real side effects...Other than a little bit of constipation easily dealt with just by drinking water and eating things that keep things moving so to speak, No constipation Med ever needed. F 70 5 years
240mgsSa 1X D
11/17/2019
 1  PVCs Severe gas and bloating F 70 2 months
120
11/13/2019
 3  Hbp and a-fib Constipation. But the last 3 weeks I have swelling on my left side and my wrist is swelling and hurting bad. Shortness of breath and back pain. I see my cardiologist in a couple weeks and plan to ask for a change. F 59 2 months
11/9/2019
 2  Blood pressure Dizzy,constant sinus issues,muscle trouble galore,palpitations,ruined my vision,leg cramps at night,gastro upset,non stop ear ringing,you name it. Been taking for 5 years,when it was made by Mylan,now? no longer available,switched to Glenmark made in India,and all hell broke loose,since Oct 2018,i've had nothing but non stop side effects,i want off it,my Dr is ignoring it,said "oh you've been on it a while" i will go elsewhere,i know it's the drug doing this! as soon as i couldn't get the Mylan anymore,if anyone can PLEASE tell me what they switched to? i'd really appreciate it,Was on Toprol years ago,raced my heart,i can't seem to find anything else that doesn't have nasty side effects.I can't even pull a full breath on the treadmill anymore. F 53 5 years
120 ER 1X D
7/23/2019
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 3  BP Blurred vision, chest pain, dizziness, tired M 40 6 years
129
3/31/2019
 1  Afib Chest congestion, chest pain, difficulty breathing, swelling of face and hands Never experienced such terrible side effects from any drug. Indescribable pain as if a pipe rammed down my throat, muscle tightness and pain in chest near heart, congestion and trouble pulling a deep breath, swelling of fingers and puffiness in face, and STILL had occasional arrythmias. Off drug for two days and still in pain. If you get any of this with first dose, don't continue. Disastrous for me. Poison. M 64 5 days
180 mg 1X D
3/8/2019
 1  High blood pressure & Arrythmias So dizzy I almost fell. Nausea, So fatigued I felt like a complete slug. Terrible lower gastrointestinal havoc, pain, soreness, colitis-like diarrhea all day. Awful drug. Hope it stops soon, took for 4 days, and the hell continues 3 days after stopping. NEVER AGAIN FOR ME. F 70 4 days
7/21/2018
 1  Migraine associated Vertigo Constipation, bloated stomach, tired, insomnia. I've been complaining about these symptoms for years and just now found out it's my medication. Weaning off. Do not take this F 62 12 years
180
7/3/2018
 3  Migraine Really helped my migraines, very satisfied with that. However, belly bloat finally became unbearable. Felt 5 months pregnant and uncomfortable with frequent constipation. Joint pain. Waist went from size 4 to a size 8, sometimes worse. The medication was extremely effective for my migraine. If I cannot find a replacement medication, I will go back to Verapamil. Being uncomfortable is better than being incapacitated by migraines. F 41 3 years
40
5/25/2018
 1  HBP and Angina Constipation,Blurry Vision,Increased pulse rate(120),increased BP,stomach pains,more joint pains & bad belly bloating. I don't like it. F 66 10 days
180 ER
2/18/2018
 4  SVT & B/P Constipation blurry vision tiredness but appears to help SVT & B/P lowered.Verapamil modified release 240 mg F 58 6 months
240mg
5/7/2017
 4  PVCs and High Bood pressure Neck pain and stabbing ear pain, went away in only 1 day but have gas and severe bloated belly, waiting to hear from cardiologist This was best BP med ever , went to 110/70 in 2 days. The PVC have become calmer on 2nd, it works great . Hope stomach thing is temporary F 61 1 days
125
8/19/2016
  

VERAPAMIL HCL  (VERAPAMIL HYDROCHLORIDE):  Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Verapamil belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. Verapamil may also lower your heart rate.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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