The antihypertensive effect of verapamil stems from a decrease in peripheral vascular resistance without an increase in heart rate as a reflex response. It has a marked antiarrhythmic effect.

Mode of Action: 

Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker which acts by blocking voltage dependent calcium channels in all cases. It is a class IV antiarrhythmic agent. It works by relaxing heart and blood vessel’s muscles.


Chronic coronary insufficiency, angina pectoris, coronary spasms, vasospastic angina, hypertension etc.

Side effects: 

Constipation, nausea, vertigo, dizziness, headache, flushing, fatigue, nervousness etc.

Dosage Forms:

Verapamil 40 mg tablets
Verapamil 80 mg tablets
Verapamil 120 mg SR tablets
Verapamil 240 mg SR tablets
Verapamil 5mg/2ml injections


Brand Names:

Calaptin  (Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.)

Vasopten (Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)
Verpitos (Tosc International Pvt Ltd.)
VPL (Samarth Pharma Pvt. Ltd.)
Calaptin (Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.)
Vasopten (Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)
Veramil (Themis Chemicals Ltd.)
Verapamil (Unicure (India) Pvt.Ltd.(

Verpitos (Tosc International Pvt Ltd.)
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