Verelan Oral Capsule, Extended Release 120Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Verelan: Oral capsule, extended release (120mg)

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Verapamil 120mg SR Cap
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: 60274 120mg 
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Verelan 120mg SR Cap
Schwarz Pharma LLC a Division of UCB, Inc.
Pill Identification: SCHWARZ 2490 VERELAN 120 mg 
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Verapamil 120mg ER Cap
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: MYLAN 6320 MYLAN 6320 
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Verapamil 120mg ER Cap
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: MYLAN 6320 MYLAN 6320 
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Verelan 120mg SR Cap
Kremers Urban Inc. a Division of UCB
Pill Identification: 60274 120mg 

What is this Medicine?

VERAPAMIL (ver AP a mil) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, which can reduce the amount of work the heart has to do. This medicine is used to lower high blood pressure.

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Verelan 120mg Sustained-Release Capsule

NDC: 000912490
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hypertension

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Atrial Flutter, Atrial Fibrillation

Storage Information
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Avoid excessive heat (above 104 degrees F)
Verelan 120mg Sustained-Release Capsule
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Schwarz Pharma LLC a Division of UCB, Inc.
Pill Identification: SCHWARZ 2490 VERELAN 120 mg 
Shape: capsule
Color: yellow

Reported Side Effects for Verelan 120mg Sustained-Release Capsule

Muscle Cramps Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Brain Attack Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Fainting Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Blood Vessels Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Blurred Vision Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Breakthrough Bleeding Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Confusion Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Diaphoresis Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bruise Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Galactorrhea Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gingival Hyperplasia Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gynecomastia Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperkeratosis Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Bruises Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hair Loss Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
<2.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Erythema Multiforme Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
High Prolactin Level Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Shaking Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Flushing Incidence:
0.6-0.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.7-2.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Upset Stomach Incidence:
0.9-2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.2-4.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
1.2-1.4%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Heart Block Incidence:
1.2-1.7%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
1.2-12.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
1.7-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
1.7-4.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fluid In Lungs Incidence:
1.8%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Heart Failure Incidence:
1.8%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
3.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
7.3-11.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Verelan 120mg Sustained-Release Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Verelan 120mg Sustained-Release Capsule(Verapamil Hydrochloride)
Grapefruit juice and Verapamil Hydrochloride(Verapamil Hydrochloride)
Avoid taking Verapamil with grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods may increase the effects of Verapamil. If your heart rate or blood pressure drops too low while taking this medicine, you may become dizzy or feel faint; do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away while taking this medicine. If you notice new or increased swelling of your legs or ankles, tell your health care provider.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Verelan 120mg Sustained-Release Capsule(Verapamil Hydrochloride)
Marijuana and Verapamil Hydrochloride(Verapamil Hydrochloride)
Verapamil can theoretically decrease the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. Side effects from Marijuana, Medical may worsen if you take Verapamil. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Verelan 120mg Sustained-Release Capsule(Verapamil Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Verapamil Hydrochloride)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Verelan 120mg Sustained-Release Capsule(Verapamil Hydrochloride)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Verapamil Hydrochloride(Verapamil Hydrochloride)
Although an interaction is possible, these drugs are often used together. Side effects from Caffeine may get worse if you take Verapamil. Too much Caffeine can cause effects like nausea, nervousness, or sleeplessness. You may need to limit your Caffeine intake. Common foods and beverages containing caffeine include coffee, teas, colas and chocolate. Many non-prescription drugs and diet aids may also contain caffeine.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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