Amlodipine besylate vs. Verapamil hydrochloride


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Amlodipine besylate and Verapamil hydrochloride. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 316,818 people who take Amlodipine besylate and Verapamil hydrochloride, and is updated regularly.

What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on amlodipine besylate and verapamil hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Amlodipine besylate and Verapamil hydrochloride, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Amlodipine besylate?

Amlodipine besylate has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Amlodipine besylate 33,988 users)

What is Verapamil hydrochloride?

Verapamil hydrochloride has active ingredients of verapamil hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Verapamil hydrochloride 3,973 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 08, 2019

316,818 people who take Amlodipine besylate and Verapamil hydrochloride are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Amlodipine besylate vs Verapamil hydrochloride drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Verapamil Hydrochloride (verapamil hydrochloride)
  • Amlodipine Besylate (amlodipine besylate)

Most common side effects:

Amlodipine Besylate:
  1. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Drug Ineffective
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Pain
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Dizziness
  10. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Verapamil Hydrochloride:
  1. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Drug Ineffective
  6. Dizziness
  7. Pain
  8. Headache (pain in head)
  9. Asthenia (weakness)
  10. Vomiting

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

Amlodipine Besylate:
  1. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  2. Dizziness
  3. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  4. Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  6. Fall
  7. Anxiety
  8. Vomiting
  9. Pain
  10. Cardiac Failure Congestive
Verapamil Hydrochloride:
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Dizziness
  3. Pneumonia
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Pain
  6. Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
  7. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  8. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  9. Anxiety
  10. Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)

Drug effectiveness:

Amlodipine Besylate:
  • not at all: 3.24 %
  • somewhat: 18.65 %
  • moderate: 33.66 %
  • high: 32.29 %
  • very high: 12.17 %
Verapamil Hydrochloride:
  • not at all: 2.39 %
  • somewhat: 17.8 %
  • moderate: 38.14 %
  • high: 32.48 %
  • very high: 9.19 %

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