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Verapamil Uses

Verapamil uses include treating several conditions of the heart and blood vessels in adults. These conditions include high blood pressure, chest pain, and certain types of irregular heart rhythms. The drug works by blocking the rate at which calcium enters the heart and blood vessel walls. This allows the blood vessels to relax and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood. Off-label verapamil uses include treating migraines and manic depression.

Verapamil Uses: An Overview

Verapamil hydrochloride is a prescription medication used to treat several conditions of the heart and blood vessels, including:
 

 

 

  • Certain irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias), including:

 

 

There are many different versions of verapamil, and not all versions are approved for all uses. Refer to the following table for equivalent versions of verapamil products, along with their approved uses:
 
Brand Name
Generic Equivalent
Chest pain (angina)
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
PSVT
Verapamil Tablets
X
X
X
X
X
Verapamil Extended Release Tablets
X
 
 
 
 
Covera-HS (discontinued as of June 2012)
None Available
X
X
 
 
 
Verapamil Extended Release Tablets
X
 
 
 
 
Verapamil Extended Release Capsules
X
 
 
 
 
Verapamil Extended Release Capsules
X
 
 
 
 
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Verapamil Hydrochloride (HCl)

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