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#1 Tue, 11/02/2020 - 23:56
Assassinx1985
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Varapamil

Hi im not sure if i can ask but will try anyway but basically im wondering how much varapamil people take as im on 8 tabs a day at 160 and feel its starting to stop working amd was curious what other amounts ppl take

Thanks

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 20:39
Colin Allen
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The start-up dosage is 240mgs per day (120am - 120pm).  After two weeks,if no beneficial effects are felt,the dosage should be increased by another 120mgs (am,midday,evening) but only after an ecg has been performed. The dosage should be increased by 120mgs every two weeks ( until an effective level has been reached) or until the maximum of 960mgs has been attained. An ecg must be performed before any increase in dosage. Please make sure that the Verapamil is the BP version - the MR(modified release) and SR (slow release )are not as effective. Just a word of caution - do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice whilst taking Verapamil. 

Best of luck.

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 20:53
Colin Allen
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I should have added.......... never take any medication without the express permission of your doctor or neurologist.

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 21:58
Assassinx1985
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Thanks for the info ive been on this for so meny years now feels like its starting to stop working and of course i allways check with neuro and the doc before increasing the dose, never knew aboit grapefruit juice thx for the tip

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