Calan is a popular brand medicinal drug used in the treatment of high blood pressure. It has active ingredient Verapamil Hydrochloride, which is calcium channel blocking agent. This medicine is manufactured by the leading pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. It is composed as a conventional tablet form in dosages such as 40 mg and 80 mg.
Manufacturer: Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Active Ingredient: It contains active ingredient Verapamil Hydrochloride, which is the hydrochloride form of Verapamil, which is a phenylethylamine calcium channel blocking agent. This agent inhibits the transmembrane influx of extracellular calcium ions into myocardial and vascular smooth muscle cells, causing dilatation of the main coronary and systemic arteries and decreasing myocardial contractility. It inhibits the drug efflux pump P-glycoprotein which is over-expressed in some multi-drug resistant tumors and may improve the efficacy of some anti-neoplastic agents.
Indications: Verapamil composed medicine is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Calan, calcium channel blocker drug works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
It prevents chest pain. It may help to increase your ability to exercise and decrease how often you may get angina attacks. It also controls your heart rate if you have a fast/irregular heartbeat such as atrial fibrillation. It helps to lower the heart rate, helping you to feel more comfortable and increase your ability to exercise.
Action Mechanism: Given medicine helps to lower the heart rate, helping you to feel more comfortable and increase your ability to exercise. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Calan relaxes blood vessels so blood can flow more easily and used to prevent chest pain (angina). It may help to increase your ability to exercise and decrease how often you may get angina attacks.
Dosages: This medication is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 40 mg: This medicine is a oral drug shall be taken with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually 3 or 4 times a day
- 80 mg: It is to be consumed 3 to 4 times a day as prescribed by the doctor
Note: This medicine shall not be consumed if you have a serious heart condition such as "sick sinus syndrome" or severe heart failure.