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Norvasc vs. Verapamil for High Blood Pressure

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Norvasc

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/ 7,231 posts
Other Names: Amlodipine

Verapamil

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/ 12,340 posts
Other Names: Calan   Isoptin   Verelan   Calan SR   Isoptin SR
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 7,231 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 12,340 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Amlodipine (as besylate, mesylate or maleate) is a long-acting calcium channel blocker (dihydropyridine (DHP) class) used as an anti-hypertensive and in the treatment of Angina pectoris. Like other calcium channel blockers, amlodipine acts by relaxing th... Read more on Wikipedia
Verapamil (brand names: Isoptin, Verelan, Verelan PM, Calan, Bosoptin, Covera-HS) is an L-type calcium channel blocker of the phenylalkylamine class. It has been used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Mary Elizabeth
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What patients are saying about Norvasc vs. Verapamil

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a CCB called Norvasc for atypical angina and it seems very...
...doc is trying to stabilize you on an AD first? Is he nuts? I landed up with a psychotic manic episode ...extremely well on verapamil; I just started a CCB called Norvasc for atypical angina and ...
My only experience was was Norvasc and the ankle swelling...
...certain people?? My only experience was was Norvasc and the ankle swelling was ...he has any samples of verapamil, diltiazem, or nifedipine and try ...to your legs. Give the Norvasc a week to...
medication, taking away Norvasc, Metropolol, Quinapril,...
...3. Next comes AVS. They also changed medication, taking away Norvasc, Metropolol, Quinapril, Diovan and Hydrocholorthiazide, ...and adding Hydralazine and Verapamil. New regimine was complete...
closely. He prescribed Norvasc. Thank you Duff Man....
...what the cardio told me to keep an eye out for, though I thought he said to watch for it in the ankle. Or leg? Anyway, I'll read the sheet on it closely. He prescribed Norvasc. Thank you...
we went back onto Maxide (generic) and changed to verapam...
...rheumy put me on another calcium channel blocker to help it and off the Maxide---guess they feared too low pressure or something. I swelled so we went back onto Maxide (generic) and changed to...
i hope my experience on norvasc doesnt mean i will react...
...norvasc messed with my balance ...before. i haven't tried verapamil but i want to- i hope my experience on norvasc doesnt mean i will ...calcium channel blockers. cymbalta gave me wicked cons...
(I'm coming off amlopidine [Norvasc] and it's self-weening...
...acting daily drugs like verapamil. (I'm coming off amlopidine [Norvasc] and it's self-weening beecause ...out VERY slowly. Verapamil is more like ...it now....just off Norvasc and still on...
(I'm coming off amlopidine [Norvasc] and it's self-weening...
...acting daily drugs like verapamil. (I'm coming off amlopidine [Norvasc] and it's self-weening beecause ...out VERY slowly. Verapamil is more like ...it now....just off Norvasc and still on...
had to take a SHOVELFUL of verapamil to stop that murderous...
...thought of all that verapamil is indeed frightening. BUT ...If I had to take a SHOVELFUL of verapamil to stop that ...go on a channel blocker. I said \"FINE, I'll try verapamil or diltiazem b...
Wrong. Norvasc = Amlodipine not Verapamil. Verapamil...
...Wrong. Norvasc = Amlodipine not Verapamil. Verapamil slows the heart like ...a drip with Verapamil. No reflex...
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