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Description

Deserpidine is a drug used to treat high blood pressure. It is a type of calcium channel blocker, which works by blocking the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels. This helps to relax the blood vessels and reduce the workload on the heart.

Common side effects of deserpidine include dizziness, headache, nausea, fatigue, and constipation. Other more serious side effects include chest pain, irregular heartbeat, and swelling of the feet or ankles.

Brand names associated with deserpidine include:
  ▸  Deseril
  ▸  Deseril-D
  ▸  Deseril-R
  ▸  Deseril-S
  ▸  Deseril-T
  ▸  Deseril-X
  ▸  Deseril-Z

Synonyms
  • deserpidine
Classifications
  • anti-adrenergic
  • antihypertensive
  • rauwolfia alkaloid

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