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Verapamil : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol

Interaction of Verapamil with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure, chest pain, abnormal heart rhythm, and headache.


Verapamil Interactions with Food and Herbs

Calcium Rich Products: Calcium-rich food products may lower the effectiveness of the drug. If you are taking verapamil to treat low pressure, you should not take calcium-rich food products.

Vitamin D Rich Foods: Vitamin D-rich food products may interfere with the effect of medications like verapamil. It's better to avoid them while taking verapamil.

Fluids and Fibrous Foods: Verapamil normally causes constipation as a side effect. Eating fiber containing and fluid foods will reduce this side effect of verapamil.

Pleurisy Root: Pleurisy root is not recommended with most of the heart medications due to the presence of cardiac glycosides in the root.

Grapefruit: Eating grapefruit can increase the blood level of the verapamil.

Verapamil Interactions with Alcohol

It is better to avoid alcohol while taking verapamil.

How to Take the Medication -

Verapamil is available in the form of a tablet, an extended-release tablet and an extended-release capsule which are taken orally.Strictly follow the given instructions and dosage. Swallow the whole capsule instead of crushing, chewing and/or opening the capsule.
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