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(also known as Calan SR, Verelan)
Verapamil (brand names: Isoptin, Verelan, Calan, Bosoptin) is an L-type calcium channel blocker. It has been used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, and most recently, headaches. Verapamil has also been used as a vasodilator during cryopreservation of blood vessels. more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

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Condition Members Success
Migraine Headaches
High Blood Pressure
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
Heart Failure
Overall, 79% (160 Members) find Verapamil helpful

Verapamil Reviews

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It helps its very relaxing.
Working / Worked
I took verapamil for a few months and didn't have any bouts of svt during that time,but after a check up at the hospital I was advised to stop taking it daily as I wasn't getting bouts frequently.I now just have them as a pill in the pocket.If I can't restore my heart rate myself with vagal manouvres then I was advised to take a pill.I have since been able to restore my heart rate within minutes using a holding my breath technique. The only noticeable side effect was constipation.
Just got changed from Metoprolol to Verapamil because I was having exercise intolerance and AFib events. Well see if I am able to exercise now without feeling like a wet noodle afterwards.
Sainted medication.
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Verapamil has been fantastic with preventing my migraines up until the last couple of weeks. I missed a few days when I couldnt get to a pharmacy and since then I have had a constant migraine. Not sure why it is not working for me I have migraines with aura
good 4 migranes
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I have had fewer migraines. I am taking a 240mg capsule 1xday at night.I have been on this medicine for about 4months now.
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Prevents the hemiplegic migraines but not regular ones
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Helps. I take it for preventative
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Worked fine for years till it stopped working. side effect lowered blood pressue at times alarmingly.
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  1. Discussion: Sleep and migraine - sounds like me!!
    I would like to know that also. I'm weening off verapamil then starting on depakote. I've had a headache and no sleep for 2 days :( [More]
  2. Discussion: Cardiologist questions
    shilosmommy the doc gave me this: Verapamil is used alone or together with other medicines to treat heart rhythm problems. Verapamil is a calcium ch... [More]
  3. Discussion: added another med and feel faint
    I was on a beta blocker for a while, verapamil. It made me very lightheaded. I wonder if your dose can be reduced while you get used to it? [More]
  4. Discussion: Sotalol and vagal Afib
    Sorry, I spent the first five years on Verapamil. [More]
  5. Discussion: Cluster Headaches
    I take Gabapentin and verapamil. The Gabapentin helps change how my brain interprets pain, the verapamil tries to keep the migraines at bay. The combi... [More]