Calan
DESCRIPTION

Calan contains the active component verapamil hydrochloride, which acts as a calcium channel blocker. Calan tablets can be consumed in doses of 40mg, 80mg, or 120mg.

How it works

Calcium channel blockers prevent calcium from entering both blood vessel walls as well as the cells in the heat. This has an effect on the muscle cells of the arterial walls. As a result the walls are able to relax, causing them to widen. This means that the heart does not have to work as hard to pump the blood. This causes the blood pressure to lower considerably.

Uses

Calan has a variety of uses. It helps to lower blood pressure, normalize heart rhythm, and treat various other symptoms linked to both heart rate as well as rhythm.

Dosage

The use of Calan must first be approved by a doctor. He or she will tell you take a particular amount of Calan, depending on the condition that you have been diagnosed with. It is important to only take the quantity that you have been told to. To avoid any unnecessary complications, you should not increase or decrease the recommended dose of Calan without permission from your physician.

It is best to refrain from taking more than 480mg of Calan within one day as there have been no further advantages established beyond this amount.

Individuals with angina may be asked to take between 40mg and 120mg of Calan a day. This is to be taken three times a day.

Those with heart arrhythmias may be expected to consume about 240mg to 320mg each day. This can be divided into three or four separate doses.

People with essential hypertension can be given between 40mg to 80mg three times a day.

Side effects

There may be certain negative reactions as a result of taking Calan. These may continue for a period of time or disappear after a while. These are some that may be experienced:

Problems with bowel movements
Headache
Indigestion
Pain in the muscles or joints
Nausea
Presence of rashes on the skin
Bluish tint to nails or lips
Distortions in vision
Unusual sensations
Disorientation
Lightheadedness
Difficulties with bleeding

If the issues that you experience are discomforting or are causing you difficulty, speak to a doctor as soon as possible.

Precautions

In certain instances, taking Calan could prove to be quite dangerous. You should avoid taking Calan if you:

Are allergic to any of the components in Calan
Have sick sinus syndrome, heart block, or ventricular dysfunction
Have incredibly low blood pressure
Have experienced congestive heart failure
Have been diagnosed with either Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome or Lown-Ganong-Levine (LGL) syndrome
Are consuming dofetilide or disopyramide

Prior to taking Calan, you should tell a physician about:

Any heart issues or conditions
Muscle problems
Currently taking heart pressure medication
Cancer treatment
Liver or kidney issues

There are a variety of medications that could negatively interact with Calan. Therefore, it is important to give your doctor a detailed list of any medications or supplements you may be consuming.

Self-care

If you are pregnant or wish to begin breastfeeding, you should first speak with your physician. It is important to decide whether the risks associated with Calan outweigh the benefits.

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