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Bepridil, Vascor

Description

Bepridil is a calcium-channel blocker.

Bepridil is no longer available in the United States. Bepridil can cause new, serious arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) or worsen already existing arrhythmias, especially after a myocardial infarction (heart attack).

Action

calcium-channel blocker, discontinued

Indications

hypertension

Side Effects

abdominal pain, akathisia, appetite stimulation, blurred vision, constipation, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, edema, fatigue, fever, flatulence, gastritis, headache, hypotension, impotence, insomnia, libido decrease, myalgia, nausea/vomiting, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), QT prolongation, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, syncope, torsade de pointes, vertigo, xerostomia,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions


Negative interactions:

Calcium and Vitamin D
Calcium and Vitamin D may counteract the action of calcium-channel blockers.

Grapefruit juice
Grapefruit juice inhibits the breakdown of several drugs, including calcium channel blockers.

 

 

 

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