GENERIC NAME: bepridil (This drug is no longer available in the US)
DISCONTINUED BRAND NAMES: Vascor, Bepadin
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
USES: Bepridil is prescribed for patients with angina pectoris (heart pain) due to coronary artery disease.
- Bepridil can cause very serious cardiac arrhythmias. The risk is increased in patients with a specific electrocardiographic abnormality called QT prolongation and in patients with low blood concentrations of potassium or magnesium.
- Bepridil also can cause increased or decreased heart rate and other abnormal rhythms.
Other side effects that can occur among patients taking bepridil include:
- flu-like symptoms,
- muscle aches,
- loss of appetite,
- stomach ache,
- dry mouth,
- inability to sleep,
- blurred vision,
- impotence, and
- reduction in sexual drive.
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