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People who experience certain types of irregular heart rhythms, high blood pressure, or chest pain may benefit from Calan® (verapamil hydrochloride). This prescription drug works to relax the blood vessels and improves blood flow. It is available as a tablet and is usually taken three or four times daily. The brand-name version of the drug is made by Pfizer, Inc. and the generic versions are made by a number of manufacturers.
Some of the common side effects seen with this drug include headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Seek medical attention immediately if you happen to overdose on this medication. Symptoms of an overdose can include decreased mental function, fluid in the lungs, and a slow heart rate. Before taking this medication, let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or thinking of becoming pregnant. Also, be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have any medical conditions, such as liver disease, heart disease, sick sinus syndrome, or any allergies.
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