Calan is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Calan is used to treat hypertension, angina and certain heart rhythm disorders. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels. Calan is also known as Verapamil, Calaptin, Isoptin, Verelan, Bosoptin, Covera-HS.
Take Calan orally.
Do not take Calan in large amounts.
Do not crush, chew, break, or open a controlled-delivery or extended-release tablet or capsule.
Swallow the whole pill.
It is important to use verapamil regularly to get the most benefit.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Calan suddenly.
Calan Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Calan and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Calan overdosage: slow heartbeat, fainting fit.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Keep out of the reach of children.
Calan More Info
Active Ingredient: Verapamil Hydrochloride.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Corn Starch, Gelatin, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Hypromellose, Iron Oxide Colorant, Lactose, Magnesium Stearate, Polyethylene Glycol, Talc, Titanium Dioxide,
Do not take Calan if you are allergic to Calan components.
Be careful with Calan if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother.
Do not take Calan if you have poor heart condition, low blood pressure, recent heart attack.
Be careful with Calan if you suffer from kidney, liver disease, congestive heart failure, muscular dystrophy.
Be careful with Calan if you take medications such as any other blood pressure medications; buspirone (BuSpar); carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol); cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB); cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune); digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps); lithium (Eskalith, LithoBid); lovastatin (Mevacor); phenobarbital (Solfoton); rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater); theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Uniphyl); a sedative such as midazolam (Versed) or triazolam (Halcion); an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), telithromycin (Ketek), or voriconazole (Vfend); a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), bisoprolol (Zebeta, Ziac), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), timolol (Blocadren), and others; a heart rhythm medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), disopyramide (Norpace), flecainide (Tambocor), or quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex, Quin-Release); HIV/AIDS medicine such as amprenavir (Agenerase), atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra).
Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Calan.
If you want to achieve most effective results without any side effects it is better to avoid alcohol.
Be very careful when you are driving machine.
Do not stop taking Calan suddenly.