bepridil (Vascor, Bepadin - Discontinued)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is bepridil available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

Do I need a prescription for bepridil?

Yes

What are the uses for bepridil?

Bepridil is prescribed for patients with angina pectoris (heart pain) due to coronary artery disease.

What are the side effects of bepridil?

  • 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:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/21/2016
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