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  • Verapamil dose

    They started me on 120 mg. of verapamil just since this past Friday. I noticed that my pulse rate has increased (was on 50-100 mg. atenolol for several years prior). My pulse rate for many years has been 48-52. Not that it has increase by much...but it is around 62. Should I mention this or does a new drug take a while to "kick in" so to speak? They never mentioned anything about keeping tabs on my rate
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    c

    62 is a fine pulse. 60-80 is the normal range. 48-52 is quite low and not a goal to be reached.

    unless your pulse is up in the high 80s-90s, or you feel unwell, it sounds like the medication is working fine.

    take care,

    s

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      Please talk to your doctor about any changes in your health when changing medications, it may be nothing at all to 'worry' about, however, better safe than sorry...

      Lisa
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      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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        thanks. I just put a call into the doctor
        \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

        Ralph Waldo Emerson

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