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Specific Warnings and Precautions for Verelan PM

Some Verelan PM Warnings and Precautions

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of with Verelan PM include:
 
  • Verelan PM can slow down the heart rate. This can be a problem in people who have certain types of arrhythmias or people taking other medications that can slow down the heart rate.
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  • Verelan PM should be used with caution in people who have congestive heart failure (CHF). Verelan PM can cause fluid retention (edema) and can decrease the heart's ability to pump blood, which can be especially dangerous in people with CHF.
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  • If the left side of your heart is weak (called left ventricular dysfunction), you are at risk for heart failure and should use Verelan PM with caution. Verelan PM should not be combined with beta blockers in people who have left ventricular dysfunction.
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  • Verelan PM can lower your blood pressure. Be sure to let your healthcare provider know if you have signs of low blood pressure, including dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting.
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  • Verelan PM can increase liver enzymes (diagnosed using a blood test), which may be a sign of liver damage.
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  • Verelan PM can affect the electrical system of the heart, causing "heart block." This happens when signals from one part of the heart have trouble reaching the other parts. If this happens to you, your healthcare provider should lower your Verelan PM dosage or take you off Verelan PM altogether.
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  • Verelan PM is metabolized and removed from the body using the liver and kidneys. If you have liver or kidney disease, Verelan PM may accumulate in your body. Your healthcare provider should monitor you more closely and may need to decrease your Verelan PM dosage.
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  • Verelan PM can interrupt nerve signals to the muscles, causing problems in people with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy or myasthenia gravis.
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  • Verelan PM can interact with a number of medicines (see Verelan PM Drug Interactions).
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  • Verelan PM is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that Verelan PM may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Verelan PM during pregnancy (see Verelan PM and Pregnancy for more information).
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  • Verelan PM does pass through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about using Verelan PM (see Verelan PM and Breastfeeding for more information).
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