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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.

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On Jan, 25, 2014: 7,683 people 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)
Arrhythmia5.20%5.55%

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)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Pyrexia (fever)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)
AnxietyAtrial 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)
PainMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
DizzinessDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug IneffectiveCentral Sleep Apnea (the effort to breathe is diminished in sleep)
DeathFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Emotional DistressAnaemia (lack of blood)
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)
Pelvic Haematoma (collection of blood outside of a blood vessel in pelvic region)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Verapamil Hydrochloride (Warner Chilcott)Diltiazem Hydrochloride (Mylan)
Arrhythmia5.17%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)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)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)
AnxietyCentral Sleep Apnea (the effort to breathe is diminished in sleep)
PainMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
DizzinessDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Emotional DistressFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Cardiac Failure CongestiveAnaemia (lack of blood)
DeathDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Tinea Infection (fungal skin infection)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)

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