CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKER
Verelan is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Verelan may be prescribed off-label to prevent migraines. Verelan is also known by its drug name, Verapamil.
Verelan is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium channel blockers are believed to work by suppressing the action of serotonin, which constricts blood vessels in the head and lowers pain tolerance.
How do I take it?
Verelan is generally taken once daily.
Verelan comes as a pellet-filled capsule.
The FDA-approved label for Verelan lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, fatigue, rash, itching, tingling sensation under the skin, nausea, and constipation.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Verelan include heart failure, liver damage, low blood pressure, and bradycardia (slowed heartbeat).
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Verelan – RxList
Calcium Channel Blockers to prevent migraine headaches – Migraine.com
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