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Verapamil for palpitations/pvc's

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CakeInMyFace Wed 24-Apr-13 07:51:22

I've suffered from ectopic heartbeats (pac's and pvc's) for 4+ years now, I'm only 36 and following various tests have been assured they are benign. However, I get them so frequently that I've been taking various beta blockers to keep them more manageable. They seem to work for a while, then stop so the doctor is switching me to something called Verapamil, a calcium channel blocker. (Currently taking bisoprolol which isn't working very well anymore)

Has anyone used this drug before for this purpose? If so, any luck with it? Is it effective? I apparently have to make a clean break for 3 days without any beta blockers in my system and I'm VERY nervous about this - I don't cope very well when I'm dealing with lots of these things and I have a young toddler to look after. So hoping the switch will be worth it.

Any help or advice would be much appreciated if anyone has any.

goodomens830 Sun 17-Dec-17 18:36:22

Hi, what happened with this in the end? Also on bisoporol for palpitations. Just weaning off due to side effects. Did you take the other drug and how did it work for ??

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