VERAPAMIL HCL Reviews

Average Rating: 2.4 (63 Ratings)

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 1  B/P EXCESSIVE GAS! EXCESSIVE GAS-NO JOKE! It is so severe it has gotten to the point that I can not go anywhere and am unable to have anyone visit. I have never had a problem with gas...however since I started taking Verapamil (this is embrassing but I'm sure hilarious to a 5th grade boy) I pass gas @ least 6-8 times an hour and it is a continuous loud/explosive drawn out event that @ times is uncontrollable. The pathetic part is I have seen no improvement of my B/P. I do however plan on discontinuing this Rx asap, esp. after reading the other side effects described here. F 55 4 months
180 ER 1X D
4/6/2012
 5   M 67 8 years
240 1X D
2/10/2012
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 5  Migraine dizziness and headaches at first, nausea but it was tolerable I started taking this after I hit my head on concrete and I was getting a headache for a span of a week and they would happen like up to 6 times in a month (i didnt finish the month, was on the 3rd week when i had already 6 headaches before started the pill), not what i usually would have for headaches...started taking them been almost a year and i have gone to where i was to begin with, like only one - 3 headaches a month and they only come around my menstrual period or when im stressed so I think these definitely helped!! I hope that I don't have to take them for a long period of time however maybe than the bad side effects of taking them too long would appear! F 26 1 years
120 mg 1X D
12/2/2011
 1   long term side effects untold by mfg of drug and doctors - now cause loss of sleep -nightmares and spikes in b.p ! when wakeing up stress dreams !!! b.p spikes from 179/100 to 191/118* forced to take nitro pill to lower b.p and stop chest pains that are mild but happen due to this. cardio dr gave me verp 1/2 dose night and clonidine 1/2 pill -this is a banaid type fix as it works about 65% of the time - verapamil is very strong drug! the longer one takes it ,the more it works and cause's these problems ! my cardio doctor refuses to take me off the ccbs ! iv seem to grow allergic to or can't tollerate anymore.. so this problem happens off and on . it also causes massive gas problems and does not always stop angina. going up on dose of verapamil only makes problems worse ,the less the better - however ween off it slowly dont not just stop it ! since iv been on it its caused meny problems -from gerd ,to hypoglyceima symptoms to happen, to not working at all for bp... and has caused hair loss and dehydration and muscular pains body aches to happen when on it .. it does stop palpations for the most part ,but not always.. I would rate this drug at zero ! being it has more side effects than about anyother ccb drug out there! also it causes breathing problems and shortness of breath when you try and do anything.. active and can cause chest pains to happen.. doctors might love this drug ! but long term its crap ! and really does more harm than good ! its unsafe after 4years of taking it .. and should be recalled and or doctors forced not to keep a person on it long term ! there are hundreds of other b.p meds on the market today.. this one should be baned.. also cancer has been linked to all ccbs , this one by name was mentioned in a british test. 2003 M 58 8 years
160 1X D
5/7/2011
 2  migraine hair loss recently heart palpitations more headaches out of breath dizzy itchy skin urination issues moody cannot sleep flushes i had very bad migraines and nothing worked i was told this would and i think it did for 8 years the hair loss was worth it but lately i believe it is causing issues F 59 8 years
80 mg 2X D
5/1/2011
 5  Migraines & High Blood Pressure No real noticeable side effect - I am normally constipated and this may be a little worse. I haven't noticed any hair loss. This has been the best treatment for my frequent migraines. It doesn't give me dead head like the anti siezure or antidepressent med's I have tried. I was having 6-8 migraines per month and for the past 3 months I have had 2 maybe 3 per month. This drug also works to bring my blood pressure to within normal range. F 50 3 months
180 1X D
4/2/2011
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 1  SVT Constipation, chronic nightmares, insomnia, severe bruising, hair loss, fatigue, sweating, cofusion This drug was poison for me. While it did slow down the frequency of my attacks, the side effects were far worse than my symptoms. I have discontinued usage now, and i am hoping to feel better soon without this toxic sunstance in my body. F 38 5 weeks
180 1X D
3/18/2011
 1  SVT & A-Fib Constriction (a feeling like I am having difficulty breathing when I'm actually not), Anxiety, PACs and constipation. I have been on Verapamil for over 3 years now. It has never helped to keep the heart rate of my tachycardias down that I know of. I was prescribed this for "rate control" but the side effects are now no longer worth it to me. M 41 3 years
240 1X D
3/9/2011
 1  blood pressure THIS CRAP SHOULD BE BANNED! ITS UNSAFE AND HARMFULL FOR LONG TERM USEAGE ! OR ANY USE !! BEWARE OF SIDE EFFECTS AND UNTOLD SIDE EFFECTS !! SUCH AS HEART ATTACK OR STROKE ! ANGINA ! MASSIVE MUSCULAR ATTACKS , GERD CAN HAPPEN ! SHOULD BE BANED. long term useage can cause,Gerd to happen, hypoglycemia -vision blurring-hearing loss, cancer, swelling ankles and feet hands confusion memory loss! dehydration- angina attacks! stress ! pannic attacks! hairloss ! breathing problems, sleep apneia , nightmares Spiked b.p at night! you can not function on this drug on any dose! it will knock you down or out ! cal channel blockers have been put on notice in england! are not used as much anymore. they are totaly unsafe to use and do more harm than good !! dont take them ! M 57 12 years
140 1X D
1/17/2011
 3  pvc & mild hyperstension Hair loss, hot flashes or sweating, cold hands and feet, difficulty swalling or dry mouth, hormonal imbalance, sinus tachycardia several times a month during first stage of REM from ovulation to onset of menstral cycle, followed by episodes of chills. I am 42 and this drug seems to prohibit some of the production of FSH and or the blance of estrogen and progestrone in my body. I have only found one article indicated this problem with this drug. If anyone has any additional information please post. I really hope my beautiful thick hair grows back, and it feels like a nest of hay and the color has changed. F 42 16 months
120 1X D
12/8/2010
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 1  high blood pressure Sever palpitations, atrial fibrillation, fatigue, blurred vision, mental fog. I was on Verapamil for 3 years. The side effects came on gradually and became worse over time. In a year and a half's time, I ended up in the ER 3 times for Atrial Fibrillation and once for severe palpitations. Doctors all said I had atrial fibrillation and not side effects of Verapamil. After reading here that some people cut their dose in half and their palpitations decreased or disappeared. I tried half dose and palpitations decreased dramatically. Asked Dr to change meds and he refused. I went to a new Cardiologist, who told me I should never have been on Verapamil and changed to Tekturna. He said Verapamil is known to have too many bad side effects and this is well known in the medical community. He said palpitaions and atrial fibrillation are among them. Palpitations disappeared completely in 2 days. What more can I say? If your doctor won't change your BP med when you are having problems with it, you can FIRE them and get a new Dr. M 55 3 years
12 mg 1X D
11/27/2010
 5  Migraines Mild dizziness/drowsiness, more noticeable when changing dose (take the day off!). The constipation you get on this stuff is no joke, I've never had problems with constipation before being on this drug and now I have to take miralax daily. I've been on several migraine drugs and this one is definitely my favorite, it doesn't have the cognitive/emotional side effects that many migraine drugs do. My migraines are definitely less frequent and severe since going on this. F 33 1 years
80 3X D
10/26/2010
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 2  Migraines Weight gain, belly bloat, insomnia, severe sweating, hair loss 15 pound weight gain in 2 months (while on diet/exercise AND metformin? no thanks!), quite a bit of hair loss in the shower drain - luckily I have thick hair so it isn't too noticeable at this point. The sweating is severe and rather embarrassing. F 28 2 months
1X D
9/9/2010
 3  BLOOD PRESSURE HAIR LOSS, THIINING OD OF SCALP HAIR MUSCLE WEAKNESS, GAS, AND CONSTIPATION LIKE YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE.. THIS MEDICATION WORKS TO CONTROL BLOOD PRESURE BUT IF YOU'RE A WOMAN AND IF YOUR EVEN SEMI VAIN THIS IS NOT YOUR DRUG. HAIR LOSS YOU CANT STOP. I QUIT TAKINGING IT A YEAR AGO AND HAIR STILL HASNT THICKENED BACK UP HORRIBLE MEDICINE. HAVE YOUR DOC LOWER THE DOSAGE AND MAYBE TAKE A LOW DIURETIC WITH IT I THINK ITS ALSO DOSE INDUCED TO CAUSE THE HAIR LOSS. IVE READ THAT ON MAY SITES. SO BEWARE AND GOOD LUCK HUMANS!! F 38 10 years
240 MG 1X D
8/17/2010
 1  High blood pressure. no power! cloudy like thinking, memory loss , heartburn bloating conditions in belly area, swelling ankles and lower legs! eyes sticking closed at night heavy lid feelings -ringing and rushing in ears time to time Anyone get this feeling when working or moving fast paced or trying to do something active (normal)where your neck gets stiff and upper chest gets tightness and sometimes upper back goes into spasums hard ! b.p remains normal pulse normal -headache happens and you have to stop and rest a few mins and it goes away! its not Angina! and iv been tested when it happens! they dont know what it is ? I say its the pills something in them,iv never had this happen untill I took a ccb or beta blocker! never !! if you had something like this please let me know e mail aval thanks M 56 6 years
1/23/2010
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 5  migraine Mild dizziness, fatigue, and occasional itching, barely noticeable once I had been taking it a couple weeks. Constipation, which was easily treatable with fiber supplements. The side effects I got on this drug were very minimal and comfortable compared to other migraine meds I have tried. I will have to report back after a few months about the success with the migraines, but so far I am noticing an improvement. F 32 2 months
12/28/2009
 1  mylan verapamil e/r throwing up -choaking hard swollowing congestion heavy at times shortness of breath -rapid dehydration -bloating belly conditions upper chest pains off and on extream cramping in legs and feet swelling ankles and feet - itching on back and arms ... switched from ivax to mylan mfg verapamil by pharm dept! allergic reactions to the meds right off ! ended in ER for Hives itching found coating and fillers to be main cause of allergic reactions blueish color pills. these pills also caused meny more effects to happen and still dont feel right after taking them for 4 days. M 56 4 days
9/13/2009
 2  AVRNT very dry, itchy skin rash, nausea, headaches I took this drug for 6 days for my arrythmia and instantly felt worse on it. It did not control my arrythmia and my face felt and looked like I had been burnt. My cardiologist took me off it immediately F 38 6 days
2/18/2009
 1  Lft. Ventricular dysfunction, Hi BP Immediate Extreme uncurable constipation, had to take huge doses of laxatives. Took days after getting off it to get a bowel movement. Depression, dizzy spells, tingling in face and hands, anxiety, and finally anaphylaxis. Had to dose myself with benedryl and go off of it immediately. It was poison to me. I flushed them down the toilet. My High Blood Pressure wasn't brought down even 1 point. I have a faulty closuer of the left ventricle, a flow murmur and very high BP. I have episodes of extreme breathlessness. I got a reading of 166/98 after 10 days on this terrible drug...at least terrible for me. F 58 10 days
5/18/2006
 4  Mitral Valve Regurgitation DIZZINESS, TIRED, very SLOW heart beat, chest pain every now and then. Occasional numbness in arms. Nausea when I DON'T eat something with it. I take it at night because I feel so lethargic afterwards. I had a heart attack at age 37 and now have a leaky valve. The cardiologist has prescribed this drug to slow my heart down and relax the muscle so it won't beat as hard, as to slow the leak. Working so far, but I feel like I'm 92 after I take it!! F 37 2 months
10/6/2004
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