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Verapamil Hydrochloride vs Norvasc for a female patient aged 59

Summary: 12,097 female patients aged 59 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Verapamil Hydrochloride vs Norvasc for a female aged 59. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Verapamil hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 3,182 users) has active ingredients of verapamil hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Norvasc (latest outcomes from 80,500 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Feb, 24, 2015: 12,097 female patients aged 55 who take the same drugs are studied in Verapamil Hydrochloride vs Norvasc

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female55Migraine

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Verapamil Hydrochloride verapamil hydrochloridenot specified
Norvasc amlodipine besylatePfizer

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 55 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Verapamil HydrochlorideNorvasc (Pfizer)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain
Chest PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pyrexia (fever)Dizziness
DizzinessOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pain
DiarrhoeaArthralgia (joint pain)
Asthenia (weakness)Asthenia (weakness)
Headache (pain in head)Fall

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 HydrochlorideNorvasc (Pfizer)
Chest PainAnxiety
DizzinessPain
Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength)Cardiac Disorder
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Enlarged Uvula
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
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)Depression
Arthralgia (joint pain)Headache (pain in head)
Bursitis (inflammation of a bursa, typically one in the knee, elbow, or shoulder)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)
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedOsteonecrosis (death of bone)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Verapamil Hydrochloride3.36%15.13%29.41%36.13%15.97%
Norvasc2.78%18.69%30.81%30.56%17.17%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Verapamil Hydrochloride (verapamil hydrochloride) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Norvasc (amlodipine besylate) 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:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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