Norvasc vs Verapamil

Norvasc
(Rx)
Verapamil
(Rx)
Norvasc is a calcium channel blocker.
Verapamil is a cardiovascular medication and a calcium channel blocker.
Satisfaction Score
?
2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
2.8
Concern level
2.4
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
3.1
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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July 31, 1992
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
9,372 Discussions
17,704 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Angina
Norvasc is prescribed for High Blood Pressure and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
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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Nor
Tiredness
8
Headaches
7
Dizziness
6
Depression
4
Cough
4
Weight Loss
4
Weight Gain
4
Allergy
3
Nausea
3
Palpitations
3
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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Norvasc
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Verapamil
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Tiredness
Nor
Ver
8
7
Headaches
Nor
Ver
7
0
Dizziness
Nor
Ver
6
10
Depression
Nor
Ver
4
4
Cough
Nor
Ver
4
0
Weight Loss
Nor
Ver
4
0
Weight Gain
Nor
Ver
4
2
Allergy
Nor
Ver
3
3
Nausea
Nor
Ver
3
3
Palpitations
Nor
Ver
3
4
Dizziness
Ver
Nor
10
6
Tiredness
Ver
Nor
7
8
Vertigo
Ver
Nor
5
0
Depression
Ver
Nor
4
4
Palpitations
Ver
Nor
4
3
Shortness of Breath
Ver
Nor
3
0
Nausea
Ver
Nor
3
3
Constipation
Ver
Nor
3
0
Allergy
Ver
Nor
3
3
Weight Gain
Ver
Nor
2
4
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 Norvasc during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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 Norvasc and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Verapamil and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
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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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Amlodipine Besylate
Verapamil Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Norvasc 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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