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Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free)

Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) are compounded with Methocel E4M, a controlled-release polymer. This formulation is designed to gradually release the active ingredient over an extended period, providing sustained therapeutic effects and improved patient compliance. These capsules are used to treat conditions such as hypertension, angina pectoris, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia.

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Formula Information

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Bayview Pharmacy's Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) is a compounded formulation designed to provide effective treatment for a range of cardiovascular conditions. These include hypertension, angina pectoris, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia. Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker that functions by inhibiting the influx of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels. This action results in a decrease in blood pressure and a reduction in the heart rate.

The slow release formulation of Verapamil HCl is achieved through the use of Methocel E4M, a type of controlled-release polymer. This innovative technology allows for the gradual release of the encapsulated medication over an extended period of time. The result is a sustained therapeutic effect, reduced dosing frequency, and improved patient compliance, particularly for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

Furthermore, this formulation is gluten free, making it a suitable choice for individuals with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease. It is important to note that while this formulation is designed to provide sustained therapeutic effects, it should be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional to ensure optimal results and safety.

If you have any questions about this formulation or its application in treating the aforementioned conditions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Bayview Pharmacy. Our team of compounding pharmacists is equipped with the knowledge and expertise to assist you.

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Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) is a compounded formulation designed to provide a controlled and prolonged release of the active ingredient, Verapamil HCl. This formulation is made with Methocel E4M, a type of controlled-release polymer, which ensures the gradual release of the medication over an extended period of time. This slow release mechanism offers sustained therapeutic effects, reduces the frequency of dosing, and improves patient compliance, making it an ideal choice for medications requiring a controlled release profile.

Verapamil HCl is a calcium channel blocker that is effective in treating a variety of 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 HCl helps to reduce blood pressure, improve blood flow, slow the heart rate, and reduce the risk of irregular heartbeats.

It is crucial to take this medication as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Abrupt discontinuation without medical consultation can lead to potential health risks. Common side effects of Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) may include dizziness, headache, nausea, and constipation. If you experience any of these side effects, it is recommended to contact your healthcare provider immediately.

If you have any questions or concerns about using Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) for any of the aforementioned disease states, please consult with your healthcare provider for further information and guidance.

How Does it Work

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Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) is a potent medication primarily used for the management of various cardiovascular conditions. These include hypertension, angina pectoris, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia. The mechanism of action involves the inhibition of specific chemicals in the body that stimulate the heart to beat faster and with more force. This action helps to lower blood pressure and enhance the flow of blood through the heart.

The medication is available in both immediate-release and slow-release formulations. The slow-release formulation, specifically, is engineered to provide a steady, consistent release of the medication over an extended period. This allows for more consistent blood pressure control. The slow-release capsules are gluten-free and are designed to be taken once daily.

For the management of hypertension, Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) can aid in reducing blood pressure and improving overall cardiovascular health. It is also effective in treating angina pectoris, a condition characterized by chest pain due to reduced blood flow to the heart. Furthermore, Verapamil HCl can be used to manage atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the heart beats irregularly. It is also beneficial in treating supraventricular tachycardia, a condition where the heart beats too quickly, and ventricular tachycardia, a condition where the heart beats too slowly.

Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) is generally well-tolerated and can be taken with or without food. It is crucial to adhere to the prescribed medication regimen and not to skip doses. If you have any queries about how to take this medication, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional.

Other Uses

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Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) are meticulously formulated with Methocel E4M, a controlled-release polymer. This design ensures the gradual release of the encapsulated medication over an extended period, providing sustained therapeutic effects, reduced dosing frequency, and improved patient compliance. This formulation is particularly beneficial for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

This formulation may be used to treat a variety of conditions. It can be used to manage cluster headaches and migraine headaches, as well as Raynaud's phenomenon, a condition that affects blood flow to the extremities. It may also be used to treat certain types of abnormal heart rhythms, such as atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation.

Additionally, Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) may be used to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick. It can also be used to manage certain types of chest pain (angina) and to control heart rate in conditions where the heart is beating too fast or too slow.

However, it is crucial to note that Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules (Gluten Free) should not be used to treat life-threatening types of abnormal heart rhythms, such as ventricular fibrillation. If you have any questions about the uses of this formulation, please consult with a healthcare professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules?

Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules is a medication that is formulated with Methocel E4M, a type of controlled-release polymer. This formulation is designed to release the encapsulated medication gradually over an extended period of time.

What is the purpose of the controlled-release polymer in this medication?

The controlled-release polymer, Methocel E4M, is designed to offer sustained therapeutic effects, reduce dosing frequency, and improve patient compliance for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

What are the benefits of a slow release formulation?

A slow release formulation provides a steady and prolonged release of the medication, which can offer sustained therapeutic effects. This can also reduce the frequency of dosing and improve patient compliance.

Is Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules gluten-free?

Yes, Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules is a gluten-free medication.

How does the slow release mechanism work?

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

What is Methocel E4M?

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

How often do I need to take Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules?

The dosing frequency of Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules is reduced due to its slow release formulation. However, the exact dosing schedule should be determined by your healthcare provider based on your specific medical condition and response to therapy.

What are the therapeutic effects of Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules?

Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules offers sustained therapeutic effects due to its slow release formulation. The exact therapeutic effects can vary depending on the specific medical condition it is being used to treat.

Can Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules improve patient compliance?

Yes, the slow release formulation of Verapamil HCl 240 mg Slow Release Capsules can improve patient compliance. This is because the reduced dosing frequency can make it easier for patients to adhere to their medication regimen.

What does a controlled and prolonged release profile mean?

A controlled and prolonged release profile refers to the way in which a medication is gradually released over an extended period of time. This can offer sustained therapeutic effects and reduce the frequency of dosing.

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