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 is also used to prevent chest pain (angina). It may help to increase your ability to exercise and decrease how often you may get angina attacks. Verapamil is also used to control your heart rate if you have a fast/irregular heartbeat (such as atrial fibrillation). It helps to lower the heart rate helping you to feel more comfortable and increase your ability to exercise.
Dizziness slow heartbeat constipation nausea headache or tiredness may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness get up slowly when risin