Verapamil Hydrochloride (HCl)
Verapamil hydrochloride (HCl) is a calcium channel blocker medication that is sold under many brand names, including:
This medicine comes in the form of a tablet and a capsule, and it works by opening up the blood vessels to allow better blood flow. Verapamil is used to treat a number of conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels, such as:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Chest pain (angina)
- Certain irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
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