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Found in: Cyprus

Active Ingredients

#
Chemical substance
Description
1
Verapamil

Verapamil is a phenylalkylamine calcium antagonist which blocks the inward movement of calcium ions in cardiac muscle cells, in smooth muscle cells of the coronary and systemic arteries and in cells of the intracardiac conduction system. It lowers heart rate, increases myocardial perfusion and reduces coronary spasm. Because of its effect on the movement of calcium in the intracardiac conduction system, verapamil reduces automaticity, decreases conduction velocity and increases the refractory period.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
C08DA01
Verapamil
C Cardiovascular system → C08 Calcium channel blockers → C08D Selective calcium channel blockers with direct cardiac effects → C08DA Phenylalkylamine derivatives