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Were you looking for information about Calan? Kalin is a common misspelling of Calan.
 
A healthcare provider may prescribe Calan® (verapamil hydrochloride) to treat angina (chest pain), high blood pressure (hypertension), and some irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias). The medication causes the blood vessels to relax, improving blood flow and making it easier for the heart to pump blood. Currently, both brand-name and generic versions of the medication are licensed for sale.
 
The medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken three or four times a day. If you forget to take your dose as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule (do not take a double dose).
 
Most people tolerate this medication well. However, as with any drug, side effects may occur. Some of Calan's common side effects include dizziness, nausea, and headaches. Before starting treatment with this medication, let your healthcare provider know about any allergies that you have and any medications you are taking.
 
(To read more, click Calan. Among the topics covered in this article are how Calan works, potential overdose symptoms, and more. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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