What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking verapamil if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- Sick sinus syndrome
- Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome or Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Low blood pressure
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Duchenne muscular dystrophy
- Myasthenia gravis
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Verapamil and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Verapamil and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Verapamil Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Types of VerapamilThere are many different versions of verapamil. Some are equivalent to each other, while others are not. Not all types are approved for the same uses, and the recommended dosages may be different. Different versions of verapamil include: