Verapamil is used to treat hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, to ease the pain of angina, a chest pain caused by the heart not getting enough oxygen, and to treat heart irregularities. It belongs to the family of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. Verapamil works by blocking calcium from entering heart and blood vessel cells. This keeps the cells from contracting with too much force, controlling heart contractions and relaxing blood vessels. Lowering blood pressure lowers the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease. This drug is also prescribed for cluster headaches and is used off-label to prevent migraine headaches.
Dose of Verapamil
Verapamil is supplied in capsules and tablets. The usual dose is 80 to 120mg three times a day.
Common side effects:
- Slowed heartbeat
- Upset stomach
Cost of Verapamil
The price of verapamil ranges from $11 to $25 for a bottle of 90 tablets, strength 120 mg, with a coupon. To find the least expensive pharmacy near you that sells verapamil and to download a coupon click here.
Where Can I Get a Verapamil Prescription?
Verapamil is a prescription medication, available only with a valid prescription from a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can treat your high blood pressure remotely by telemedicine and prescribe verapamil online.