Gallopamil is a calcium-channel blocker that decreases coronary vascular resistance and increases coronary blood flow.

This medication is used to treat myocardial infarction (MI), angina pectoris and cardiac arrhythmias. Gallopamil may also be used in other conditions to be determined by your doctor.

This drug may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision. Avoid activities requiring alertness or clear vision such as driving until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit the use of alcohol and certain other medications that cause drowsiness.

Side effects may include:

  • Nausea or Vertigo
  • Headache
  • Hypotension
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing
  • Bradycardiac Arrhythmias
  • Allergic Skin Reactions
  • Constipation
  • Ankle Oedema
  • Gingival Hyperplasia


Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are to undergo any surgical procedure.
  • If you are taking herbal, prescription and non-prescription drugs.
  • If you have certain medical conditions such as:
    • CV Shock
    • Complicated Acute MI
    • Severe Conduction Disorders
    • Sick Sinus Syndrome
    • Severe Renal and Hepatic Insufficiency
    • Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter and Simultaneous Preexcitation Syndrome like Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome



Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Possible interactions with this drug are:

  • β-blockers
  • Antiarrhythmics And Other Drugs With Cardiodepressive
  • Digoxin
  • Quinidine
  • Carbamazepine
  • Cimetidine
  • Ranitidine
  • Prazocin
  • Midazolam
  • Lithium
  • Rifampicin
  • Theophylline
  • Phenytoin and Phenobarbital
  • Plasma Conc of Atenolol
  • Metoprolol
  • Propranolol

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

Availbale brand/s:

  • Gallopamil

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