Uses of Calan
This medicine is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).
Side effects of Calan
The use of this medicine is associated with side effects such as severe hypotension, cough, rash and stomach disturbances.
When not to use Calan
The use of this medicine is not suggested in patients undergoing hemodialysis and liver impairments.
How to take Calan
This medicine should be taken with food.
How Calan works
The mode of action is still under research, but it has been found that its anti-anginal action is due to vasodilation of the main branch of coronary arteries. It also reduces oxygen consumption by lowering peripheral resistance. Verapamil also manages calcium channels by stopping the influx of calcium ions into the cells. This controls the electrical activity and reduces heart rate as well as control the rhythm. Hypertension control is brought about by lowering of systemic vascular blockade. Being SR formulation, it has a sustained action for longer period of time.
Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.
Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.
It is not recommended in pregnancy.
It is not recommended during breastfeeding