Drug Safety Information for VERAPAMIL Hydrochloride (Verapamil hydrochloride)

Safety-related Labeling Changes for CALAN (VERAPAMIL HYDROCHLORIDE) Rx Drug: FDA Link

Safety-related Labeling Changes for CALAN SR (VERAPAMIL HYDROCHLORIDE) Rx Drug: FDA Link

Safety-related Labeling Changes for VERELAN (VERAPAMIL HYDROCHLORIDE) Rx Drug: FDA Link

Safety-related Labeling Changes for COVERA-HS (VERAPAMIL HYDROCHLORIDE) Brand name discontinued; available as generic: FDA Link

Safety-related Labeling Changes for VERELAN PM (VERAPAMIL HYDROCHLORIDE) Rx Drug: FDA Link

Adverse Drug Reactions for VERAPAMIL Hydrochloride* (Verapamil hydrochloride)

These charts and graphs are based on reports received through the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) program (see below).

Top 20 Adverse Effects Associated with VERAPAMIL Hydrochloride
(reported in FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

  Side Effect # of FDA Reports
2Completed suicide1218
4Drug ineffective1103
12Drug interaction765
14Toxicity to various agents668
20Chest pain585

* This side effect also appears in "Top 10 Side Effects of VERAPAMIL Hydrochloride " in the drug's Review Summary based on AskaPatient reviews.

Top 10 Reasons for Taking VERAPAMIL Hydrochloride
(associated with FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

Reason # of FDA Reports
2Product used for unknown indication10370
3Atrial fibrillation*2021
4Blood pressure*1416
6Cardiac disorder888
8Supraventricular tachycardia*678
10Essential hypertension437

*Also a top-10 reason in AskaPatient Review Summary.

Types of Adverse Events for VERAPAMIL Hydrochloride

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 106345

Number of FDA Adverse Event Reports by Patient Age for VERAPAMIL Hydrochloride

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 106345*

* Reports for drugs with the same active ingredients have been aggregated in this analysis: Verapamil hydrochloride (Isoptin sr, Calan, Verapamil, Univer, Securon, Geangin, Falicard, Cordilox, Securon sr, Covera-hs, Verelan pm, Verelan, Isoptin, Calan sr)

Charts are based on 106345 reports filed with the FDA between 2004 and June 2015.

Adverse Event Reports are submitted to the FDA by pharmaceutical companies (mandatory reporting is required by manufacturers, distributors, or importers), health care providers such as doctors (voluntary reporting), and by patients themselves (voluntary reporting). More Information on FDA MedWatch (FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program)Voluntary reporting takes place under the FDA's MedWatch program, where health care professionals and consumers submit reports to FDA when they find a problem with a drug, medical device, biologic, or other FDA-regulated product. An adverse event is any undesirable experience or extreme side effect associated with the use of a medical product. Adverse events include: death, life threatening event, hospitalization, disability or permanent damage, congenital anomaly or birth defect, medical product use requiring a surgical or other intervention, or other serious medical situation believed to be caused by the drug.

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Analytics of FDA Adverse Event Reports Provided by Druginformer.com. FDA Drug Safety Information, including safety-related labeling updates, required post-approval safety studies, risk evaluation management strategies (REMS), alerts, and recalls are compiled by AskaPatient.com from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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