Calaptin (40 mg) is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure, chest pain, abnormal heart rhythm, and headache.  It works by relaxing the blood vessels.

Drug information on   Calaptin (40 mg) (Verapamil) from Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.

  Calaptin (40 mg)

Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.
Generic : Verapamil
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Medical Condition(s) for which   Calaptin (40 mg) may be prescribed

Chest Pain
Cluster Headache
Diabetes and Hypertension
High Blood Pressure
Palpitations And Arrhythmias

Side effects of   Calaptin (40 mg)

   Most Common : Constipation, headache, upper respiratory infection, dizziness, fatigue, swelling in the extremities, nausea, elevated liver enzymes, slow heart rate, tingling, flushing and low blood pressure.

   Heart : Chest pain, heart failure, lung swelling, heart attack, palpitations, bruising and fainting.

   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, dry mouth, gastrointestinal distress and gum swelling.

   Blood : Bruising.

   Central Nervous system : Stroke, confusion, sleeplessness, muscle cramps, shakiness and drowsiness.

   Musculoskeletal : Joint pain.

   Skin : Rash, exanthema, hair loss, increased sweating, hives and redness of the skin.

   Eye : Blurred vision and ringing in the ear.

   Genitourinary : Increased urination, spotty menstruation, impotence and breast enlargement in male.

   Miscellaneous : Allergy aggravation and difficulty in breathing.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult- PO- The recommended dose range is 120-480 mg/day in 3-4 divided doses.

How to use   Calaptin (40 mg)?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

When is   Calaptin (40 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with low blood pressure, heart disease, and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for   Calaptin (40 mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of low blood pressure, heart, kidney or liver problems, muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular disease, cancer, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Monitor liver function, kidney function, complete blood cell counts, electrocardiogram (ECG), and blood pressure regularly while taking this medication.

• It should not be used in children.

Other Precautions for   Calaptin (40 mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for   Calaptin (40 mg)

Store it at room temperature.

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