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Generic Name
Verapamil Hydrochloride
Trade Name
Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Calcium channel blocker.
  • Antiarrhythmic, antihypertensive
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic in animals but embryocidal and fetotoxic at high doses causing impaired fetal growth and development.
  • Crosses human placenta.
  • No adequate human data published; no association with congenital anomalies has been reported, but single case of complete heart block with subsequent fetal death has been reported when the drug was combined with digoxin.
  • can cause maternal hypotension after rapid I.V. administration with subsequent fetal hypoxia.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Verapamil is excreted in human milk. Because of the potential for adverse reactions in nursing infants from Verapamil, nursing should be discontinued while Verapamil is administered.
  • Other Trade Names
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