Verapamil HCl is a calcium channel blocker used to treat chest pain ( angina ) and high blood pressure. It is also used in the treatment of rapid heart rates.
This medication works by relaxing blood vessels and taking the strain off your heart. Verapamil HCl also enhances the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart in order to control angina .
This type of drug is taken orally in the form of extended release tablets or capsules, as set out by your doctor.
Common side effects associated with Verapamil HCl include constipation, dizziness, heartburn, upset stomach, extreme fatigue and slow heartbeat.
Verapamil HCl is occasionally prescribed for other purposes as well, as directed by your doctor.