Instructions for Use "Verapamil»

drug "Verapamil" has antihypertensive (downward pressure) action, it prevents the development of heart disease and the emergence of a variety of cardiac arrhythmias."Verapamil" is prescribed for angina (clinical forms of ischemic heart disease), tachycardia (increased heart rate), atrial flutter, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hypertensive crisis, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (thickening of the wall of the left and / or right ventricle), with primary hypertension in the pulmonary circulation.

«Verapamil" prescribed by the physician individually in each case.Usually adults need to take 40-80 milligrams three times a day.Dosage form of the drug depot administered in single doses increased, and the reception frequency is reduced.Children under the age of six to fourteen years are 80-360 milligr
ams of the drug per day, children up to six years - 40-60 mg per day.The frequency of receiving "Verapamil" - three or four times a day. Patients have expressed human liver, "verapamil" use no more than 120 mg per day.

«Verapamil" and used intravenously.The drug should be administered slowly, thus it is necessary to monitor blood pressure and heart rate.A single dose in adults should be 5-10 mg.If there is no effect in 20 minutes can be carried out in the re-introduction of the same amount.Children under the age of six to fourteen years of age are administered 2.5-3.5 mg, for children from one to five years - 2-3 mg, children under one year - 0.75-2 mg.

contraindications, side effects "Verapamil»

«Verapamil" is contraindicated in severe hypotension (low blood pressure), AV-block II and III degree (violation of the electrical impulse from the atria to the ventricles), sinoatrial blockade (slowing orperiodic halting the spread of the individual pulses in the atrium), the syndrome of Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome (premature excitation), combined with atrial flutter. drug is not indicated during pregnancy, lactation (lactation), in case of hypersensitivity to its components.

drug "Verapamil" may have a negative effect on the body.On the part of the cardiovascular system may develop bradycardia (reduced heart rate), marked reduction in blood pressure, the development of heart failure, angina, myocardial infarction.With rapid intravenous can develop AV-block III degree, asystole (cessation of bioelectrical activity, entailing cardiac arrest), collapse (a life-threatening condition characterized by a fall in blood pressure, worsening of blood supply to vital organs).