Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels. Verapamil is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders. Verapamil may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use verapamil if you have a serious heart condition such as “sick sinus syndrome” or “AV block” (unless you have a pacemaker), severe heart failure, slow heartbeats that have caused you to faint, or certain heart rhythm disorders of the atrium (the upper chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow into the heart).