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VERAPAMIL TABLETS BP 120MG

Active substance(s): VERAPAMIL HYDROCHLORIDE

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Package leaflet: Information for the user

Verapamil 40mg, 80mg, 120mg
and 160mg tablets
Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start taking this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
• K
 eep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
•  If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
•  This medicine has been prescribed for you
only. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their signs of illness are
the same as yours.
•  If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
See section 4.

What is in this leaflet
1 What Verapamil tablets are and what they
are used for
2 What you need to know before you take
Verapamil tablets
3 How to take Verapamil tablets
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store Verapamil tablets
6 Contents of the pack and other information

1 What Verapamil tablets are and what they
are used for

Verapamil belongs to a group of medicines called calciumchannel blockers which interfere with the electrical signals in
the heart muscle and blood vessels. It is used to:
• manage high blood pressure (hypertension), used alone or
with other drugs for high blood pressure.
• manage and prevent angina.
• treat and prevent certain types of abnormal heart beats.

2 W
 hat you need to know before you take
Verapamil tablets

Do not take Verapamil tablets if you:
• are allergic to verapamil hydrochloride or any of the other
ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
• have heart failure or severe problems with the impulses
and rhythms of the heart (second or third degree
atrioventricular block or sick sinus syndrome) unless you
have a pacemaker
• have heart failure and are taking beta blockers
• have recently suffered a heart attack
• suffer from a slow heart rate (bradycardia)
• have low blood pressure (hypotension)
• have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (rapid heart rate
sometimes associated with dizziness or faintness).

• are already taking a medicine containing ivabradine for the
treatment of certain heart diseases

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Verapamil
tablets if you have:
• had a heart attack or have problems with the impulses of
the heart (first degree atrioventricular block)
• l iver disease
•k
 idney failure.

Surgery

You should tell your doctor you are taking Verapamil tablets if
you are having an operation or anaesthetic.

Other medicines and Verapamil tablets

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently
taken or might take any other medicines.
• ivabradine (for heart disease)
• alpha or beta blockers (particularly important if having a
beta blocker by injection) and other drugs to treat high
blood pressure e.g. prazosin
• cimetidine (to treat stomach ulcers)
• phenobarbital, carbamazepine or phenytoin (to treat
epilepsy)
• rifampicin (to treat infections)
• lithium (to treat depression)
• theophylline (to treat asthma)
• digoxin (to treat certain heart conditions)
• midazolam (used as sedative or anaesthetic)
• statins e.g. simvastatin, atorvastatin (to lower cholesterol
levels)
• erythromycin, clarithromycin (to treat infections)
• aspirin (for pain, fever or to prevent blood clots)
• dabigatran (medicine to prevent the formation of blood
clots)
• quinidine (to treat arrhythmias)
• colchicine (for gout)
• immunosupressants such as ciclosporin, sirolimus,
everolimus and tacrolimus (to prevent organ transplant
rejection).
• dantrolene (to control muscle spasms)
• if you are about to receive surgery where an anaesthetic will
be used (including dentistry)

Verapamil tablets and alcohol

Verapamil may increase the amount of alcohol in the body
and the time it takes for alcohol to leave the body. You should
avoid excessive amounts of alcohol whilst taking Verapamil
tablets.

Verapamil tablets and Grapefruit juice

Do not eat or drink products containing grapefruit juice
whilst taking verapamil, as grapefruit juice increases the
effects of verapamil.

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Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant
or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before taking this medicine.

Driving and using machines

Verapamil tablets may make you feel drowsy, particularly when
you first start the treatment and when changing over from another
medicine. Make sure you are not affected before you drive or
operate machinery, especially if taken with alcohol

Verapamil tablets contains sunset yellow aluminium
lake (E110)

Sunset yellow aluminium lake (E110) may cause allergic reactions.

3 How to take Verapamil tablets

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose is:
Adults
•H
 igh blood pressure: Initially 120mg twice a day increasing to
160mg twice a day. In some cases up to a maximum of 480mg a
day can be taken in divided doses.
•A
 ngina: Usually 120mg three times a day. For some patients
80mg three times a day may be sufficient.
•A
 bnormal heart beats: 40-120mg three times a day.

Elderly with heart or liver problems: you may be given a
different dose.
Use in children and adolescents
•U
 p to 2 years: 20mg two or three times a day.
•2
 years and over: 40-120mg two or three times a day.
Swallow the tablets with water.

If you take more Verapamil tablets than you should

If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of tablets at the same time,
or you think a child may have swallowed any contact your nearest
hospital casualty department or tell your doctor immediately.
Overdose can lead to low blood pressure and in rare cases heart
failure.

If you forget to take Verapamil tablets

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you
forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly
time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next
dose at the right time.

If you stop taking Verapamil tablets

Talk to your doctor before you stop taking the tablets and follow
their advice.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.

4 Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects,
they get worse or you notice any other effects not listed:
Nervous system – headaches, dizziness, ‘pins and needles’,
involuntary shaking or spasm
Ears – spinning sensation, ‘ringing in the ears’
Heart /blood vessels – fast, slow or irregular heart beat, low blood
pressure, flushing/reddening of the skin, swelling of the ankles,
hands or feet
Stomach – constipation, feeling or being sick, pain or discomfort
in the stomach, swelling of the gums
Skin – hair loss, skin rash or itching, discolouring, tingling or
prickling feeling, blisters, ulcers, numbness
Muscles – weakness, aches, pains in the joints and/or muscles
Reproductive system – impotence, enlarged breasts in men
(reversible when treatment is stopped)
Other – tiredness, liver problems which can be detected by blood
tests done by your doctor.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You
can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in
Google play or Apple App store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information
on the safety of this medicine.

5 How to store Verapamil tablets

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Store below 25°C in a dry place.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household
waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no
longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

6 Contents of the pack and other information
What Verapamil tablets contain

• The active substance is verapamil hydrochloride. Each tablet
contains either 40mg, 80mg, 120mg or 160mg of
verapamil hydrochloride.
• The other ingredients are croscarmellose
sodium, magnesium stearate, maize starch,
propylene glycol, sunset yellow aluminium
lake (E110), quinoline yellow aluminium lake
(E104), titanium dioxide (E171), microcrystalline
cellulose (E460), hydroxypropylcellulose (E463),
methylhydroxypropylcellulose (E464), purified talc
(E553).

What Verapamil tablets look like and
contents of the pack

Verapamil tablets are yellow, circular, biconvex, filmcoated tablets.
Pack sizes are 28, 56 and 84.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in October 2017

Contact your doctor at once if any of the following symptoms
occur:
• a llergic reaction: itching, rashes, difficulty breathing and swelling
of the face lips or tongue
•p
 alpitations, chest pains for the first time or chest pains becoming
more frequent.
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Item no:

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Technical
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11.10.17
S.Anson

Date sent:
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Dimensions:
148 x 210
Min Body Text Size: 7pt
Supplier:
Actavis UK

JDE No.:
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Non Printing Colours

1. Black

1. Profile

2.

2.

3.

3.

4.
5.
6.

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