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Verapamil Hydrochloride vs Norvasc, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 58

This is personalized comparison of Verapamil Hydrochloride vs Norvasc for a female aged 58. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Apr, 9, 2014: 11,953 female patients aged 55 who take the 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)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dizziness
DizzinessPain
DiarrhoeaAsthenia (weakness)
Headache (pain in head)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Asthenia (weakness)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 PainPain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Depression
DizzinessAnxiety
Sinus Bradycardia (an unusually slow heartbeat due to heart disease)Chest Pain
Bursitis (inflammation of a bursa, typically one in the knee, elbow, or shoulder)Cardiac Disorder
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedHypertension (high blood pressure)
Electrocardiogram Qt ProlongedEnlarged Uvula
Arthralgia (joint pain)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)
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)Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Verapamil Hydrochloride4.92%15.57%24.59%33.61%21.31%
Norvasc2.79%18.78%30.71%33.50%14.21%

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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.

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