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Hello Ms. Curo, My name is Dustan. Dr. Menchaca has prescribed Verapamil for your high blood pressure.
It's a calcium channel blocker that inhibits calcium influx across the cardiac/smooth muscle cellsnand dilates the cornary arteries
How do I take this medication?
Take a single dose of 240mg ER tab with breakfast without crushing or chewing it and avoid grapefruit. If you experience irregular heartbeats, a rash, swelling of arms and legs, dizziness, nausea, or severe headache contact your doctor. Do not stop medication without calling your Doctor first.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW!!!
Yes, do not take with St. John's Wart, alcohol, and beta blockers as they can alter the effects of the medication.
Thank you for taking your time to explain this thoroughly to me. I guess that means no wine for me. If I have any concerns I will contact you.