Verapamil Warnings and Precautions
Verapamil precautions and warnings can help better determine whether the drug is suitable for you. For example, you should not take verapamil if you have low blood pressure or if you have severe left ventricular dysfunction. If you have existing medical conditions, such as heart disease, liver disease, or sick sinus syndrome, be sure to consult your healthcare provider before taking verapamil. Also, tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Verapamil: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking verapamil hydrochloride 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
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.