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calan Sr

Calan Sr
Verapamil-Extended Release


Calan Sr is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium is involved in blood vessel contraction and in controlling the electrical impulses within the heart. By blocking calcium, verapamil relaxes and widens blood vessels and can normalize heart rates. Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure.

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Isoptin S.r., Verapamil Hcl
 
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calan Sr
Isoptin S.r., Verapamil Hcl

Uses
Calan Sr is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium is involved in blood vessel contraction and in controlling the electrical impulses within the heart. By blocking calcium, verapamil relaxes and widens blood vessels and can normalize heart rates. Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include rapid, slow, or irregular heartbeat; dizziness; fainting; and loss of consciousness.

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Calan SR Extended Release Tablets
Calan SR Extended Release Tablets
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Calan SR Extended-Release Tablet
Calan SR Extended-Release Tablet
Calan® sustained release 240 mg
Calan® sustained release 240 mg

How To Use
  • The tablet or caplet form (which is a capsule-shaped tablet) should be taken with food.
  • Calan Sr must be taken as directed to prevent chest pain.
  • It is not effective if taken only when chest pain occurs.
  • Do not stop taking Calan Sr suddenly without your doctor s permission.
  • Chest pain can occur if the medication is stopped too fast.
  • Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.

Side Effects
  • Calan Sr may cause dizziness and lightheadedness especially during the first few days.
  • When you sit or lie down for a while and get up, get up slowly to allow your body to adjust and minimize dizziness.
  • You may also experience nausea, blurred vision, weakness, lowered blood pressure, muscle cramps, headache, flushing or constipation.
  • Inform your doctor if these effects persist or worsen.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you develop: breathing difficulties, rash, chest pain, swelling of the hands or feet, an irregular heartbeat, fever, malaise, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes and skin, dark urine.
  • An empty tablet shell may appear in your stool.
  • This is harmless.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using Calan Sr, tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies (especially drug allergies), heart problems (e.g., heart rhythm disturbances, heart failure), liver or kidney disease, very low blood pressure, muscular dystrophy, brain tumors (cancer).
  • Before heart surgery, tell your doctor you use Calan Sr.
  • Verapamil prolongs and intensifies the effects of alcohol in your system.
  • Avoid (or very carefully limit) alcoholic beverages while using Calan Sr.
  • Caution is advised when Calan Sr is used in the elderly.
  • Calan Sr should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Calan Sr is excreted into breast milk and a decision should be made whether to stop Calan Sr or avoid breast-feeding.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all nonprescription or prescription drugs you take, especially: beta-blockers, timolol ophthalmic, digoxin, disopyramide, high blood pressure medication, intravenous (IV) calcium, quinidine, carbamazepine, rifampin, theophylline, lithium, flecainide, cyclosporine, dantrolene, phenobarbital, non-depolarizing muscle relaxants (e.g., (e.g., pancuronium, tubocurarine).
  • Avoid any drugs that increase your heart-rate (the decongestants phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine and phenylpropanolamine are examples).
  • These drugs are commonly found in over-the-counter cough-and-cold products.
  • Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for calan Sr
Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 86
Location: Spartanburg, SC 29301 USA
Time Taken: since 1996 years

Reason: irregular heart beat & high blood pressure Date: 27 March 2011
Side Effects
none

Additional Thoughts
My pharmacist tells me they can not get Calan SR 240 MG caplet because the manufacturer has discontinued to make the brand name drug. it is only available as a generic. Is this correct? Need an answer, please.

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