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There are several Verelan warnings and precautions a person should be aware of before starting the medication. For example, Verelan should be used with caution in people who have congestive heart failure or kidney or liver disease. Warnings and precautions also extend to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have, such as heart disease, any allergies, or low blood pressure.

Verelan: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Verelan® (verapamil hydrochloride) if you have:
  • Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia), including sick sinus syndrome
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome or Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome
  • Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
  • Low blood pressure
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Duchenne's muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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