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Verapamil Hydrochloride vs Diltiazem Hydrochloride, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 67

This is personalized comparison of Verapamil Hydrochloride vs Diltiazem Hydrochloride for a male aged 67. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Verapamil hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 3,169 users) has active ingredients of verapamil hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Diltiazem hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 6,544 users) has active ingredients of diltiazem hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure.

What is the symptom

Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) (latest reports from 290,993 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, schizophrenia, pain, diabetes.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 7,715 male patients aged 66 who take the same drugs are studied in Verapamil Hydrochloride vs Diltiazem Hydrochloride

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male66Arrhythmia

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Verapamil Hydrochloride verapamil hydrochlorideWarner Chilcott
Diltiazem Hydrochloride diltiazem hydrochlorideMylan

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 66 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Verapamil Hydrochloride (Warner Chilcott)Diltiazem Hydrochloride (Mylan)
Arrhythmia5.26%5.53%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Verapamil Hydrochloride (Warner Chilcott)Diltiazem Hydrochloride (Mylan)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug IneffectiveAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Chest Pain
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Asthenia (weakness)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Pyrexia (fever)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Drug Ineffective
Dyspnoea Nos (difficult or laboured respiration)Dizziness

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Verapamil Hydrochloride (Warner Chilcott)Diltiazem Hydrochloride (Mylan)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
Drug IneffectiveAtrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles)
PainCentral Sleep Apnea (the effort to breathe is diminished in sleep)
DizzinessMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
AnxietyDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pelvic Haematoma (collection of blood outside of a blood vessel in pelvic region)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Emotional DistressFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood)Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
Tinea Infection (fungal skin infection)Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Verapamil Hydrochloride0.68%18.24%31.08%39.86%10.14%
Diltiazem Hydrochloride1.32%18.94%39.65%33.48%6.61%

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On eHealthMe, Verapamil Hydrochloride (verapamil hydrochloride) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Diltiazem Hydrochloride (diltiazem hydrochloride) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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