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verapamil difference between SR and ER

I am taking verapamil SR 240mg. A lot of drug plans only offer it as ER. What's the difference? ## There is no difference, they are both just abbreviations that denote it as being a time released formulation. ER= extended release SR= sustained release You may also see it denoted with the abbreviations: XR = extended release and CR = controlled release. However, as I said, they all mean the same thing. Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker used to treat hypertension, angina and other cardiovascular problems. Common side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## There is a difference between verapamil ER and SR. One is taken once a day and the other is meant to be taken twice a day. That is what the pharmacis...

A45 Pink And Blue Capsule

Pleased let me know if this drug is given for gum disease...also are there any problems if you take it with Verapamil for Asthma.... ## The capsule with the A45 marking contains 500mgs of Amoxicillin, it is an antibiotic that's used to treat various types of infections. Learn more Amoxicillin details here. And there are no interactions or problems listed between it and Verapamil, but you should check with your doctor, or pharmacist to be certain. However, Verapamil isn't used to treat asthma, it is a cardiac and blood pressure medication. Learn more Verapamil details here. Are you sure it was prescribed for asthma? ## if it is a antibiotic, then its for infections, dentists use them alot for people who have a infected tooth with swelling. ## What is "A45" pink and blue c...

Verapamil Er 240 Mg Capsule Colors

what color are the Veramil ER 24 by Watson Manufacturer? ## color of Verapamil er 240 capsules? ## The 240mg sustained release Verapamil capsules manufactured by Watson Pharmaceuticals should be dark blue and yellow, with the marking 60275/240mg on them. If this doesn't match yours, please post back with the markings from it and I can check for you to discover what it contains. Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker that is commonly used to treat high blood pressure and cardiac conditions. It can cause side effects, such as: nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## i received a new prescription of Verapamil 240 mg it is now a brown oblong bill with G74 on it i am afraid that i received the wrong medicine ## Chris, the same ...

verapamil er 180mg

Please tell me what verapamil er is used for and the side effects of using this drug? I entered the name of the medicine. What is the wrong word that i used? ## Hello, Citygirl! How are you? Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker that's most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, dry cough and hypotension. As to the word, it's entering the letters that you see in the little box, it's used to prevent spam on the site. All you need to do is enter exactly what you see in there and your post will submit. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have been taking verapamil for 1 year and have been getting muscular aches that are so bad I have trouble getting out ...

Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania

I have recently been diagnosed with Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania i am currently taking both difen and verapamil. Does anybody know whether certain foods can trigger these headaches? ## No, research hasn't shown any specific causes or triggers associated with these headaches. Some people who get migraines, sometimes have certain food triggers, but this has never been shown with these. My suggestion would be to just pay attention to what you eat and drink and see for yourself if something triggers them. Such triggers are usually unique to the person, anyway. Where I get headaches from beer, you may not and while chocolate doesn't bother me, it may trigger them in you. CPH is usually treated with the NSAIDs, like the Dicolfenac in the Difen and the calcium channel blockers, Verapa...

Verapamil Er - Capsule vs. Tablet

Pharmacy has changed my RX from a capsule to tablet (with approval from Dr.) Dosage is the same 240 and both are XR. Pharmacy says they can't get capsules any more, only tablets. Since the change-over (about 2 -3 months ago) my blood pressure has been inching back up and now soldily back in the "high blood pressure" readings. Doctor has temporarily increased my dosage of lisinopril (I take both) but wants my primary care to do a complete work up. Has anyone else had problems with tablet form not working? (Capsule worked for at least 2 years or more the change is only since switch to tablet.) My symptoms with uncontrolled high blood pressure include severe headaches and double vision. It is my top number (systolic?) that is increasing from 80s range to avg 150 and up. (I am f...


drug ## Is aprovil a good drug for controlling high blood pressure? If so, how does compare too verapamil ## Aprovel contains the active ingredient Irbesartan, which is used to treat high blood pressure, stroke, and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, stomach, pain, and hypotension. Verapamil is a different medication, but it is used to treat similar medical conditions. Overall, it really depends on what works best for the patient in question. How is this medication working for you?

Verapamil SA Versus ER

I started out on 40mgs Verapamil SA for High Blood Pressure and PSVT...It was not enough, increased to 120mgs ER once pr day...That worked longer.. But had to go up to Verapamil 240mgs. That was the magic dose...Did really well on that dose. Awhile back, I noted my PSVT seemed to be acting up more often and my BP raised up.....I just noticed on my Rx bottle that the V.A. Pharmacy started sending me the right dose. But, it was Verapamil 240mg SA (Instead of my usual 240mgs ER.)...Dr. didn't order the change. But, I have noticed I don't do as well on one 240mg SA as I do on the 240mgs ER.....(Beginning to wonder is SA is "short Acting?)....Again Dr. didn't order the change....Obviously, the ER is better for me. ## No, the SA actually stands for sustained action, so both it...

Verapamil, Metformin, Losartan, Xarelto and Lovastatin

I take one Verapamil SR 240 mg tablet per day. I've been taking it at lunchtime (at approx. 12-12:30) with food. Is this the best time of day to take it? I also take other prescribed meds: 2 Metformin, 1 Losartan, 1 Xarelto and 1 Lovastatin. Presently, I take Losartan in the early a.m.; Xarelto at 6:30p.m.; Metformin in the a.m. and p.m.; and Lovastatin at bedtime. I was taken off of Atenolol because of my low pulse. My main concern is the time of day to take the above meds because I do better on a schedule. ## It really depends on what works best for you, unless your doctors gives some reason that you should take them at others times. The FDA warns that you may experience side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, stomach pain, flatulence, and diarrhea....

Accidental double dose of verapamil or valsartan

I take 240 mg of verapamil in the morning and valsartan 160 mg (1 in AM and 1 in PM). I'm pretty sure I was distracted this morning and took 2 of one or the other - at 9am. At about 12:00 noon, I started feeling lightheaded and experienced lots of palpitations. What should I do? ## Hi Jan, Sorry to hear about your situation. I see that it's been a few days since the timing of your post... How have you been feeling lately? Did you find a way to get to the ER or urgent care while those symptoms persisted? Generally, in case of an overdose, poison control should be on your list of who to contact (at 1-800-222-1222) - They are available 24/7 for your convenience and can provide you with valuable information on what steps to take moving forward. Secondly, I think it's very import...

Verapamil and fever

I've been on 120mg of verapamil for about 3 months. I take it for vestibular migraines. My neurologist doubled my dose to 240mg last week to see if it would help with persistent dizziness. I've had zero problems on the 120mg. I thought I was doing ok on the increased dose, but started running a low grade fever (99.5-100.9). I really have no other symptoms. The fever is persistent and will drop down for maybe an hour or two with anti-pyretics. Then it pops right back up. It's very weird, and I've never experienced anything like this before. I dropped my dose 3 days ago back to 120mg to see if the fever would break - no luck. It's been over a week now and I have developed a slightly productive cough in the last couple of days. I'm waiting to hear from my neurologis...

Verapamil Diffferences

What are the differences between Verapamil HCL ER 120MG (IVAX/TEVA) and Verapamil ER 120MG MYLAN/244 (MYLAN)? ## Just the manufacturers, like you've posted. One is manufactured by Ivax/Teva and the other by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Are there any other questions or comments? ## Hi, my husband was taking the blue verapamil sa 240mg. His insurance made him switch to another drug store and now his verapamil 240 is brown. When he takes his medicine his blood pressure goes up. What should he do?

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what is the color of verapamil

I have a verapamil pill blue with m411. I just got a new prescription. It's brown with G74 on it. Are they the right medicine? ## Yes, this tablet is manufactured by Glenmark Generics and they list it as containing 240mgs of Verapamil. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?

FERRIC OXIDE RED in Brn Verapamil from Glen vs Bl from Mylan

I have been taking the Blue oblong tab 180mg from Mylan, I think, for years with no problem (for chronic migraine relief). One time, some years ago, I received a brown tablet and took it back because it did not work and I got a terrible 3 day long migraine attack. I did some research and found out it was because of the dye in it making it brown. So my pharmacist got me the Blue ones and kept them in stock for me. I have moved and recently filled them via mail order pharmacy and they arrived yesterday....brown from Glenmark. Why do the brown ones make me sick and the blue ones work for me just fine? I will need to call the mail order pharmacy and see what I can do about sending these back and getting them filled at a local pharmacy in hopes of getting the blue ones.


I have taken verapamil hydrochloride 180/240 for the past 12 months. I had septacemia, infected endocarditis & leaking valve. Within six months bone pain became quite severe & shakes which did not allow holding a cup of tea etc. So I went onto Diltiazem! Everything seems OK but this medication does not seem to reduce blood pressure. In fact initially when I take it every morning it seems to take some time to kick in & I find this quite distressing. Any comments? ## It is normal for any medication to take awhile to start to work, after taking it, but it isn't lowering your blood pressure, it may not be the right medication for you. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased urination. What dosage are you ta...

verapamil sr and enalapril

i am taking isoptin sr 120 mg{verapamil} for bradycardia and hypertension, but sometimes my bp is still high, can i take 2.5 mg of enalapril together to control the bp or is it harming ## They can be taken together and are sometimes prescribed together, when someone's blood pressure is very high and their doctor needs to bring it down fast. However, only your doctor can say if it is the right medication for you to try. How high is your blood pressure? Do you watch the fat and salt in your diet? As reported by the NIH, both can contribute to high blood pressure, in some people. The FDA lists the typical side effects of these medications as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension.

Univer Verapamil Prolonged/Release Capsules 120mg

As you probably know, the manufacturers have temporarily stopped producing the above & believe they will re-commence sometime in quarter 4 of this year. My doctors have tried me on Half Securon Verapamil Slow Release & most recently Slozem Diltiazem Hydrochloride - I feel sick as a dog with the latter - hot flushes, lack of appetite & worst of all a feeling like I have a bad stomach with a knot as though I have eaten something bad. Drs now saying I probably have stomach ulcers but I'm very sure it's the Slozem as it only started when I took Slozem. Do you know any alternatives closer to Univer Verapamil Prolonged/Release Capsules in their make-up, please? I seem to get no where with doctors & have been waiting 3 months for a hospital pharmacist to look at this sa...

calan SR 240 best generic

As Searle PFZ has stopped making Calan SR, I have been taking it 23 years for spastic esophagus, so anxious to learn which is the best generic. Any information is much appreciated. Thanks. ## Hello, Jean! How are you? There is no one best generic, it really depends on which one works best for you, since we are all different. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Is there anyone else that's taken this med available to chime in with their experiences on generics? ## Hi Vernon, thanks for your reply. I am "trying out" Glenmark 240 mg at the moment. If it does not work, then Ivax. So far so good. Too many generics out there.

verapamil differences between Ivax/Teva and Mylan

I had been taking Calan SR 240 for a number of years to control my ophthalmic migraines. My health insurance said that I needed to go with the generic so they put me on Verapomil HCL by Ivax/Teva with no problems. Then the insurance company said that they would not cover the meds by Ivax/Teva and the pharmacy provided Verapomil ER by Mylan. After taking the new meds for 4 days, my blood pressure went from ~135/70 to 189/100. The pills from Ivax are Ivory in color and the ones from Mylan are blue. When I take the Ivax, my blood pressure returns to normal and skyrockets with Mylan. Since both pills are supposed to be identical, can anyone think of a reason why they so drastically different? My doctor has put me on Lisinopril to go along with the Mylan meds to control my BP. This sounds lu...


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