Verapamil Overview, Dosage, How to Take, Side Effects and Warnings

Verapamil dosage.

  • For angina: Immediate release formulations: Initially 80-120 milligrams (mg), three to four times a day. It can be increased up to 480 mg per day, in divided doses. Extended-release formulations: Initially 180 mg once daily at bedtime. It can be increased up to – 540 mg at bedtime
  • For hypertension: Immediate release formulations: Initially 80 mg three times a day. It can be increased up to 480 mg per day, given in divided doses, although doses greater than 360 mg offer no additional benefit. Extended-release formulations: Initially 180-240 mg once daily. It can be increased to 240 mg, twice daily
  • For migraine: Immediate release formulations: Initially 80 mg three times daily. Higher doses have also been used