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  • Isoptin SR 240mg Tablets 30's

Isoptin SR 240mg Tablets 30's

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Description
ISOPTIN ® SR (verapamil hydrochloride) is a calcium ion influx inhibitor (slow channel blocker or calcium ion antagonist). Verapamil belongs to the class of medications called calcium channel blockers. The sustained release (SR) form of this medication is used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate high blood pressure, when beta-blockers or diuretics (water pills) are not recommended or have caused unacceptable side effects. The immediate-release form of verapamil may be used to treat certain abnormal heart rhythms, angina (chest pain) and certain conditions where the heart muscle is enlarged, as well as blood pressure. It works to control blood pressure and reduce the number of angina attacks by relaxing blood vessels. It also helps to normalize heart rhythms. Each light-green, scored, oblong, film-coated tablet with 2 triangles embossed on one side contains 240 mg of verapamil HCl. Nonmedicinal ingredients: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, indigo carmine, macrogol 400, macrogol 6000, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, montan glycol wax, povidone, purified water, quinoline yellow, sodium alginate, talc, and titanium dioxide.
How to use
For most conditions, the dose of verapamil for adults is 80 mg to 120 mg taken 3 or 4 times daily with food. This dose may be increased to a maximum of 480 mg daily. When treating specific conditions where the heart muscle is enlarged and preventing the heart from working efficiently, the dose may be increased to 600 mg or 720 mg of verapamil divided throughout the day.
Precautions
Do not use verapamil if you:-are allergic to verapamil or any ingredients of this medication.-are suffering from severe congestive heart failure and/or severe left ventricular dysfunction unless it is due to a cause that is treatable by verapamil.-have a very low heart rate.-have certain types of abnormal heart rhythms, including atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation and an accessory bypass tract (e.g., Wolff-Parkinson-White, Lown-Ganong-Levine syndromes)