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Verapamil dosing will vary from patient to patient, depending on several factors, such as the particular form of verapamil being used, the medical condition being treated, other existing medical conditions, and other medications you are taking. The medication comes in the form of a tablet or capsule, and is typically taken one to four times a day (depending on the product being used). Verapamil should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.

Verapamil Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of verapamil hydrochloride your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The particular form of verapamil being used
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your verapamil dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Refer to the following table for recommended starting dosages for the various forms of verapamil:
Brand Name
Chest pain (angina)
80 mg three times daily
80-120 mg three times daily
240-480 mg per day in 3 or 4 divided doses
180 mg in the morning
Covera-HS (discontinued as of June 2012)
180 mg at bedtime
180 mg at bedtime
180 mg in the morning
240 mg in the morning
200 mg at bedtime


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