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Mylan 772 (verapamil 120 Mg)

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Kat Says:
 
Is this immediate release or extended / sustained release? I have migraines and this was prescribed as "3 tablets by mouth at bedtime." But if it is immediate release do I really want to be taking all 360 mg at once? Shouldn't I take 1 pill 3 x per day instead?

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Verwon Says:
 
Have you asked your doctor, or pharmacist about this?

The tablet you asked about is 120mg regular release tablet, which means it takes about 15 to 20 minutes to start working.

That is a little higher than the normal preventative migraine dose, which is usually 240mgs at bedtime.

http:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Verapamil/­

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Harvey Arkawy Says:
 
I too had migraines. I started on Calan SR 120mg (there were no generics ) about 16 years ago. After a year the migraines came back so my doctor increased the dosage to 240 mg. After three years, my insurance company decided that they wouldn't pay for the original meds so the forced me to take the generic. Those pills were made by Mylan, they were blue in color. I took them for about a week and found out the they were causing my blood pressure to rise... 180/100. I contacted my doctor who contacted the insurance company and I was able to return to the Calan. My bp returned to normal 135/75. Four years later, I changed insurance companies and went with Kaiser Permanente and my new doctor told me that the Kaiser would not pay for Calan and that she would need to put me on Verapamil. I told her what had happened before and she said that there were a number of companies that produce the Verapamil. I said OK.... The prescription arrived and the manufacturer was Ivax/Teva. It was ivory in color (just like the Calan) and I had no problems taking it. This past June, I needed to renew the meds and Kaiser Pharmacy sent me pills made by Mylan. They are blue in color. I took one dose every day for three days. On the evening of the third day I had a bloody nose. The following morning I took my dose. That night I had another bloody nose. The following morning I took my bp... 180/100. I took both meds to the Kaiser Pharmacy and spoke with the pharmacist. I told him that the blue pills raise my bp and that since I have stage 3 kidney failure due to high blood pressure, that the blue pills would kill me. He told me that Kaiser would no longer pay for the meds from Ivax/Teva. He searched his facility and found as many Ivax/Teva pill that he could find and suggested that I speak with my doctor and have her write a prescription for bp medication. Having to take two meds where one would do in my opinion is ludicrous. I'm in the process of leaving Kaiser because I no longer have faith in their physicians or medical practices.

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