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  • another Verapamil question....

    It verapamil causes so many people to have constipation, why do doctors make it their first choice? how does it differ from other calcium channel blockers??
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Cynthia

    I'm sure there is difference in them buti didn't feel any diffence on it from my Diltiazem so he just put me back on my old med, i did have a lot of chest pain going back to my old med but it went away

    Shirley
    Diagnosed 2003
    Myectomy 2-23-2004
    Husband: Ken
    Son: John diagnosed 2004
    Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

    Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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      Verapamil was the first CaChannel blocker to really be tested and get approval, so most early studies were done with it, it is the one most familiar to most docs. So, it's prescribed more frequently. I'm sure there are a few other reasons, but this is prob the big one. Linda

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