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Isoptin SR is typically prescribed to help control high blood pressure. Although it cannot cure the condition, the drug does cause blood vessels to relax, improving blood flow and making it easier for the heart to pump blood. This medicine is usually taken once or twice a day. Possible side effects include nausea, dizziness, and constipation.

What Is Isoptin SR?

Isoptin SR® (verapamil hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Isoptin SR tablets are specially designed to slowly release the medication over time.
 
(Click Isoptin SR Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Possible Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Isoptin SR. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of Isoptin SR include but are not limited to:
 
(Click Isoptin SR Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
You can also read about specific Isoptin SR side effects in the following eMedTV articles:
 
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