Advertisement

What should I know about Isoptin SR before taking it?

Isoptin SR (verapamil), a blood pressure/heart medication, can make you dizzy or hamper your ability to think and react. Use caution when driving or doing other hazardous tasks. Avoid getting up too quickly from a lying or sitting position. Never stop taking Isoptin SR suddenly. If you are taking Isoptin SR for hypertension, keep taking it even if you feel fine. Follow your doctor's instructions about exercise and food while taking Isoptin SR. You may need to avoid alcohol and grapefruit, as they can interact with the drug. Ask your healthcare provider what your heart rate and blood pressure should be while you are taking Isoptin SR, and check them regularly.

Continue Learning about Mood Stablizing Agents

What is carbamazepine?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) is a drug that was originally developed to treat epilepsy. It can also reli...
More Answers
How can prescription mood-altering drugs affect my health?
Boston Women's Health Book CollectiveBoston Women's Health Book Collective
Prescription mood-altering drugs, such as anti-anxiety agents, antidepressants, and sedatives, have ...
More Answers
Fruits and Vegetables are Good-Mood Food
Fruits and Vegetables are Good-Mood Food
Eat Cereal for Breakfast, Be Happy All Day
Eat Cereal for Breakfast, Be Happy All Day

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.