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Verapamil belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers which interfere with the electrical signals in the heart muscle and blood vessels. It is used to manage high blood pressure (hypertension). It can be used alone or with other drugs for high blood pressure. Verapamil Hydrochloride tablets also help to manage and prevent angina as well as treat and prevent certain types of abnormal heartbeats.
Verapamil tablets work by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart and slows electrical activity in the heart to control the heart rate.
High blood pressure rarely has noticeable symptoms, and if left untreated greatly increases the risk of stroke and heart attack. High blood pressure occurs for a variety of reasons including genetic predispositions, weight, and old age. Medication such as Verapamil tablets may be prescribed to help reduce high blood pressure and therefore reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.
If Verapamil tablets are not effective there are other medications for high blood pressure. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist to find the best solution for you. You can order Verapamil tablets online from e-Surgery with a quick health questionnaire. Use our free Ask a Pharmacist service to find the right medication for you.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or healthcare professional has prescribed. Swallow the tablets whole with water, without chewing or crushing them.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the right time. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it. The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have your blood pressure checked. Adults over 40 are advised to get their blood pressure checked every 5 years.
If your blood pressure is high you are at risk of developing certain diseases and can be a sign of more serious issues like obesity. Medication such as Verapamil Hydrochloride tablets can help reduce your blood pressure.
Common causes of high blood pressure include:
Making healthy lifestyle changes can help keep your blood pressure at a normal level. High blood pressure can also be triggered by certain medications. These include:
High blood pressure is often symptom-less, and you will not necessarily know you have it until you get tested. Although some symptoms can include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor straight away.
Contact your doctor at once if any of the following rare symptoms occur:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, especially:
Do not eat or drink products containing grapefruit juice whilst taking verapamil, as grapefruit juice increases the effects of verapamil.
Verapamil may increase the amount of alcohol in the body and the time it takes for alcohol to leave the body. You should avoid excessive amounts of alcohol whilst taking Verapamil tablets.
Do not take Verapamil Hydrochloride tablets if you:
High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, stroke, and even death. Taking medication such as Verapamil tablets is a great way to reduce high blood pressure.
In combination with a healthy diet and exercise (where possible), you can reduce the effects of high blood pressure.
It is also really easy to order Verapamil online and avoid the GP wait times and trips to the pharmacy. You can buy Verapamil online from a trusted online pharmacy such as e-Surgery, simply answer a quick 2 minute questionnaire, and have your medications delivered to you with free shipping.
Yes there are plenty of other options and if one is ineffective your doctor may prescribe a different medication. Some examples include Ramipril, Perindopril, and Amlodipine as well as beta-blockers such Bisoprolol and Atenolol.
Store Verapamil Hydrochloride tablets in a cool, dry place away from children. Do not use Verapamil tablets after the expiry date on the box.
You can find all this information and more in the patient information leaflet for Veramapil tablets.
You can buy Verapamil tablets online from registered online prescribers such as e-Surgery.
Whenever you are buying Verapamil tablets or any other medication, make sure you check for the green GPhC logo on the bottom of each page of the website you are using.
Use the GPhC website to check if a pharmacy is registered.
Before you buy Verapamil online you can read more information in the patient information leaflet for Veramapil tablets.
You can also use our completely free Ask-a-Pharmacist service to get health advice from a trained professional.
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When you buy Verapamil online they will come in blister packs that are not currently recyclable, so once they have been used can be disposed of in a general waste bin. If the Verapamil tablets are unfinished dispose of the medication safely and drop them off at a local pharmacy. Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable.
For any more information on the disposal of Verapamil tablets, you can use our free Ask-a-Pharmacist service.
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