Diltiazem vs Verapamil

Diltiazem
(Rx)
Verapamil
(Rx)
Diltiazem is a cardiovascular medication and a calcium channel blocker.
Verapamil is a cardiovascular medication and a calcium channel blocker.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
2.9
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
3.1
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
9,106 Discussions
17,704 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
#1 for Migraines
#2 for Headaches
#4 for A Fib
#5 for Tachycardia
#6 for Arrythmia
#8 for Angina
Verapamil is prescribed for Headaches, High Blood Pressure, A Fib and Tachycardia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is taken to prevent Migraines.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dil
Itching
6
Dizziness
5
Shortness of Breath
4
Burning
3
Rash
3
Nausea
2
Hemorrhoids
1
Incontinence
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Heart Problems
1
Ver
Dizziness
10
Tiredness
7
Vertigo
5
Depression
4
Palpitations
4
Shortness of Breath
3
Nausea
3
Constipation
3
Allergy
3
Weight Gain
2
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Diltiazem
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Itching
Dil
Ver
6
0
Dizziness
Dil
Ver
5
10
Shortness of Breath
Dil
Ver
4
3
Burning
Dil
Ver
3
0
Rash
Dil
Ver
3
0
Nausea
Dil
Ver
2
3
Hemorrhoids
Dil
Ver
1
0
Incontinence
Dil
Ver
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Dil
Ver
1
0
Heart Problems
Dil
Ver
1
0
Dizziness
Ver
Dil
10
5
Tiredness
Ver
Dil
7
0
Vertigo
Ver
Dil
5
0
Depression
Ver
Dil
4
0
Palpitations
Ver
Dil
4
0
Shortness of Breath
Ver
Dil
3
4
Nausea
Ver
Dil
3
2
Constipation
Ver
Dil
3
0
Allergy
Ver
Dil
3
0
Weight Gain
Ver
Dil
2
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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C Category C
Before taking Verapamil 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 Verapamil and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Capsule: 100 mg, 120 mg, 180 mg, 200 mg, 240 mg, 300 mg, 360 mg
Tablet: 40 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg, 180 mg, 240 mg
Solution: 2.5 mg/mL
Syringe: 2.5 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Diltiazem Hcl , Diltiazem Hcl/Dextrose 5%-Water
Verapamil Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Diltiazem and Verapamil: 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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