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Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free)

Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) are compounded using Methocel E4M, a controlled-release polymer. This formulation gradually releases the active ingredient, providing sustained therapeutic effects for conditions such as hypertension, angina pectoris, and various types of tachycardia. The slow release mechanism enhances patient compliance by reducing dosing frequency, making it an effective treatment for conditions requiring a prolonged release profile.

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Bayview Pharmacy's Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) is a carefully compounded formulation, specifically designed to manage a variety of cardiovascular conditions. These conditions include hypertension, angina pectoris, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia. The formulation incorporates Methocel E4M, a controlled-release polymer, which guarantees a steady and prolonged release of the active ingredient, verapamil hydrochloride, over an extended duration. This slow release mechanism ensures consistent therapeutic effects, minimizes the need for frequent dosing, and enhances patient compliance, especially for medications that necessitate a controlled and extended release profile.

The active ingredient in this formulation, verapamil hydrochloride, is a calcium channel blocker. It works by inhibiting the influx of calcium into the heart and blood vessel cells. This action results in a reduction in blood pressure and heart rate, effectively relieving the symptoms of the aforementioned cardiovascular conditions. The slow release formulation also reduces the risk of side effects that may be associated with higher doses of verapamil.

Bayview Pharmacy's Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) is a reliable and effective treatment option for patients with cardiovascular conditions. It is important to note that this formulation should only be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. For any queries or further information about this formulation, please feel free to contact us.

Our formulation is gluten-free, making it suitable for patients with dietary restrictions or sensitivities. We strive to ensure that our formulations are as inclusive as possible, catering to a wide range of patient needs. We are committed to providing high-quality, patient-centered care and are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about our products.

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Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) are a meticulously compounded formulation, designed to provide a sustained release of the active ingredient, Verapamil, over an extended period of time. This is made possible through the use of Methocel E4M, a controlled-release polymer. The slow release of the medication offers prolonged therapeutic effects, reduces the need for frequent dosing, and improves patient compliance, particularly for those requiring a controlled and extended release profile of their medication.

Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker that is effective in the treatment of various cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension, angina pectoris, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia. By blocking calcium channels in the heart and blood vessels, Verapamil helps to lower blood pressure and improve blood flow. It also works to slow the heart rate and reduce the risk of irregular heartbeats.

It is crucial for patients to take this medication as prescribed and to regularly monitor their blood pressure and heart rate. Common side effects of Verapamil include dizziness, headache, nausea, and constipation. Patients should immediately contact their healthcare provider if they experience any unusual symptoms or if their condition worsens. It is also important for patients to inform their healthcare provider of any other medications they are currently taking, as Verapamil may interact with certain drugs.

For any questions or concerns regarding the use of Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) for the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, or ventricular tachycardia, patients are encouraged to reach out to their healthcare provider. This medication is designed to provide a controlled and prolonged release of Verapamil, offering a more convenient dosing schedule and improved patient compliance. However, it is essential that patients follow their healthcare provider's instructions carefully to ensure the medication's effectiveness and safety.

How Does it Work

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Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) is a specially compounded formulation that is primarily used in the treatment of various cardiovascular conditions. These include hypertension, angina pectoris, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia. The medication works by inhibiting certain chemicals in the body that stimulate the heart to beat faster and with more force. This action helps in reducing blood pressure and improving the flow of blood through the heart.

The unique feature of these capsules is their formulation with Methocel E4M, a type of controlled-release polymer. This advanced formulation is designed to gradually release the encapsulated medication or active ingredient over an extended period of time. The slow-release mechanism of this medication offers sustained therapeutic effects, which can lead to a reduction in the frequency of dosing. This can significantly improve patient compliance, especially for medications that require a controlled and prolonged release profile.

Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) is typically administered orally, usually once or twice daily as prescribed by a healthcare provider. It is essential to follow the prescribed dosage and not to miss any doses. The full effects of the medication may not be noticeable for several weeks. Common side effects of Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) may include headache, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. If any of these side effects are experienced, it is advisable to consult a doctor immediately.

If you have any questions or concerns about Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) or any other medication, please do not hesitate to reach out. It is our commitment to provide comprehensive information to help you better understand your medication.

Other Uses

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Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) are formulated with Methocel E4M, a type of controlled-release polymer. This design allows for the gradual release of the encapsulated medication or active ingredient over an extended period of time. This sustained release offers prolonged therapeutic effects, reduces the frequency of dosing, and improves patient compliance for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

These capsules may be used to treat a variety of conditions. They can be used for the treatment of cluster headaches and migraine headaches, as well as Raynaud's phenomenon. They may also be used to manage certain types of abnormal heart rhythms, such as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and atrial flutter or fibrillation. Additionally, they can be used to treat high blood pressure in the lungs, also known as pulmonary hypertension.

Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) may also be used to treat certain types of chest pain, specifically stable angina, and to improve survival rates after a heart attack. They can also be used to manage certain types of irregular heartbeats, known as ventricular arrhythmias. If you have any questions about the uses of Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free), please do not hesitate to reach out for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules?

Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules is a medication that is encapsulated in a controlled-release polymer, Methocel E4M. This formulation is designed to gradually release the medication over an extended period of time, offering sustained therapeutic effects.

What is the benefit of the slow release formulation?

The slow release formulation offers sustained therapeutic effects, reduces the frequency of dosing, and improves patient compliance for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

What is Methocel E4M?

Methocel E4M is a type of controlled-release polymer used in the formulation of these capsules. It is designed to gradually release the encapsulated medication over an extended period of time.

Is Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules gluten-free?

Yes, Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules are gluten-free.

How does the slow release mechanism work?

The slow release mechanism works by gradually releasing the medication over an extended period of time. This is achieved through the use of a controlled-release polymer, Methocel E4M, which encapsulates the medication.

What are the benefits of reduced dosing frequency?

Reduced dosing frequency can improve patient compliance, as it is easier for patients to remember to take their medication. It can also reduce the risk of side effects and improve the overall effectiveness of the medication.

What does "improved patient compliance" mean?

"Improved patient compliance" means that patients are more likely to take their medication as prescribed. This is often achieved by reducing the frequency of dosing, making it easier for patients to remember to take their medication.

What is a controlled and prolonged release profile?

A controlled and prolonged release profile refers to the way in which a medication is gradually released into the body over an extended period of time. This is achieved through the use of a controlled-release polymer, such as Methocel E4M.

Who can benefit from taking Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules?

Patients who require a medication with a controlled and prolonged release profile can benefit from taking Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules. This includes patients who need sustained therapeutic effects and those who would benefit from reduced dosing frequency.

Are there any side effects associated with Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules?

As with any medication, there may be side effects associated with Verapamil HCl 180 mg Slow Release Capsules. It is important to discuss any potential side effects with your healthcare provider before starting any new medication.

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