Diltiazem vs Norvasc

Diltiazem
(Rx)
Norvasc
(Rx)
Diltiazem is a cardiovascular medication and a calcium channel blocker.
Norvasc is a calcium channel blocker.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
2.9
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
2.8
Concern level
2.4
Approval Date
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Not Available
July 31, 1992
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
9,106 Discussions
9,367 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for A Fib
#3 for Tachycardia
#4 for Arrythmia
#5 for Angina
Diltiazem is prescribed for High Blood Pressure, Tachycardia, Arrythmia and Angina and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for A Fib, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Angina
Norvasc is prescribed for High Blood Pressure and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dil
Itching
6
Dizziness
5
Shortness of Breath
5
Burning
3
Rash
3
Nausea
3
Hemorrhoids
2
Incontinence
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Heart Problems
1
Nor
Tiredness
9
Headaches
8
Dizziness
7
Depression
5
Cough
5
Weight Loss
4
Weight Gain
4
Allergy
4
Nausea
3
Palpitations
3
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Diltiazem
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Norvasc
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Itching
Dil
Nor
6
0
Dizziness
Dil
Nor
5
7
Shortness of Breath
Dil
Nor
5
0
Burning
Dil
Nor
3
0
Rash
Dil
Nor
3
0
Nausea
Dil
Nor
3
3
Hemorrhoids
Dil
Nor
2
0
Incontinence
Dil
Nor
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Dil
Nor
1
0
Heart Problems
Dil
Nor
1
0
Tiredness
Nor
Dil
9
0
Headaches
Nor
Dil
8
0
Dizziness
Nor
Dil
7
5
Depression
Nor
Dil
5
0
Cough
Nor
Dil
5
0
Weight Loss
Nor
Dil
4
0
Weight Gain
Nor
Dil
4
0
Allergy
Nor
Dil
4
0
Nausea
Nor
Dil
3
3
Palpitations
Nor
Dil
3
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Norvasc during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Diltiazem and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Norvasc and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Tablet: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diltiazem Hcl , Diltiazem Hcl/Dextrose 5%-Water
Amlodipine Besylate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Diltiazem and Norvasc: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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