Calan (Verapamil) is in a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Verapamil relaxes (widens) blood vessels (veins and arteries), which makes it easier for the heart to pump and reduces its workload. Generic Calan is an FDA approved heart medication used to treat an array of conditions including high blood pressure.
Generic Calan also marketed as: Verapamil, Isoptin, Verelan, Bosoptin, Covera-HS.
*Calan® is manufactured by Pfizer.
Generic Calan is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels.
Generic Calan is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually three times daily or as directed by your doctor. Generic Calan may cause an upset stomach. Take Generic Calan with food or milk. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Before taking Generic Calan, tell your doctor if you are allergic to Verapamil or any other drugs. Tell your doctor what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially:
Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had:
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
Many drugs can interact with Generic Calan. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Generic Calan.