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Vascor Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Vascor
Generic Name: bepridil (Pronunciation: BE pri dil)
- What is bepridil (Vascor)?
- What are the possible side effects of bepridil (Vascor)?
- What is the most important information I should know about bepridil (Vascor)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking bepridil (Vascor)?
- How should I take bepridil (Vascor)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vascor)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vascor)?
- What should I avoid while taking bepridil (Vascor)?
- What other drugs will affect bepridil (Vascor)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is bepridil (Vascor)?
Bepridil is in a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Bepridil relaxes (widens) your blood vessels (veins and arteries), which makes it easier for your heart to pump and reduces its workload.
Bepridil is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and to treat angina (chest pain).
Bepridil may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of bepridil (Vascor)?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking bepridil and call your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment:
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
- unusually fast or slow heartbeat;
- fainting or severe dizziness;
- chest pain;
- abnormal behavior or psychosis;
- yellowing of your skin or eyes (jaundice); or
- swelling of your legs or ankles.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take bepridil and talk to your doctor if you experience
- unusual fatigue or tiredness;
- nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea, or constipation;
- nervousness or mild dizziness;
- insomnia; or
- tremor (shaking).
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Read the Vascor (bepridil) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about bepridil (Vascor)?
Do not stop taking this medication unless your doctor approves. If you stop taking your medication, your condition could become much worse.
Follow any diet or exercise recommendations for your condition.
Additional Vascor Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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