My doctor prescribed Verapamil (120 mg) for my constant cluster headaches. I took my first pill (i only take one every night) last night. I woke up with really bad eye pain and was sensitive to light and sounds, but the weirdest thing was an itchy, red rash all over my neck and chest!!
Am I allergic to this medication? Should I stop taking it?
Hi, welcome to the forum, such reactions are quite rare with verapamil but can be possible. It is known to cause rash in 1.2 % of patients. Eye symptoms are suggestive of allergic conjunctivitis.
- Firstly you need to undergo examination of the eye which includes External examination, Slit-lamp examination of Eyelids, Conjunctiva, Tear film and Cornea by an Ophthalmologist.
- Frequent use of artificial tears.
- avoid further exposure to verapamil and report this to your doctor immediately.
- Short-term administration of over-the-counter topical antihistamine/vasoconstictor agents will help.
- This condition also needs systemic anti histamines and corticosteroid against prescription. I suggest you to consult your doctor. Take care and regards.
I 've been taking verapamil for just a couple of days 120mg. I am taking it for high blood pressure. I dont do very well with medication as it is if there is a side effect it will find me. But with verapamil I have never felt so bad on a medication. My hands feel swollen and tingly. I feel like a have a bad case of the flu. The best I can do is go from the bed to the bathroom because I feel like I will hit the ground. I check my blood pressure twice a day it it has been 100/68. I am ready to get off of this because i just cant function. I know my doctor is getting annoyed because this is the 3rd one we tried. Diovan swelled up my mouth and tongue and a non stop dull headache and another one I cant think of which gave me dull depress feeling. Guess i am just as frustrated as my doctor but I have to ignore that and speak up when something is just not working. Anyone else experience flu like symptoms and tingly feelings in your hands?
Dont bother with drugs, i have tried verapamil and i also get sideeffects, ive tried so many tdifferent things and i am proned to side effects, unfortunately we are people whos bodies cant tolerate constant drugs in our system. Its a good thing. I would suggest you see a naturalpathic doctor like i have. They are a great help. You just need to find a good one like i have and stick with the plan.
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