Calcium (Ca2+) Channel Antagonists Market: Competitive Landscape, Pipeline, and Market Analysis 2023

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Calcium channels (Ca2+) are proteins, which regulate the influx of calcium into cells. In vascular smooth muscle and cardiac myocytes, calcium influx stimulates muscle contraction and in nodal tissue, it plays an important role in pacemaker currents. Ca+ channel antagonists block the calcium by binding to the L-type calcium channels, thereby resulting in smooth muscle relaxation, decreased myocardial force generation, decreased heart rate, and decreased conduction velocity at the atrioventricular node. Calcium channel antagonists are indicated as antihypertensives, anti-anginal, and anti-arrhythmic agents. Novartis, Sanofi, Incepta Pharma, GSK, CBA Pharma, NVP Healthcare, PDS Biotech, and AbbVie are some of the major players in the Ca+ channel antagonist market. Additionally, Ca+ channel antagonists are in the investigational phase for other indications.

Key Market Developments:

  • In Dec 2022, the European Medicines Agency validated the marketing authorization application for Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium’s Arpraziquantel for schistosomiasis in the European Union.
  • In January 2023, The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium announced its intention to start the launch phase of Arpraziquantel for product availability on a not-for-profit basis, initially in sub-Saharan African countries in 2024.

Approved Drug Molecules and Brand Names for Ca2+ channel Antagonists:

  • Verapamil
  • Diltiazem
  • Zonisamide
  • Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine)
  • Trimetazidine
  • Multaq (Dronedarone)
  • Telmunivo (s-Amlidioine/ Telmisartan)
  • Amlodipine/Atorvastatin
  • Nifedipine extended release
  • Tekamlo (Aliskiren/Amlodipine)
  • Lacidip (Lacidipine)
  • Isradipine
  • Verapamil modified release
  • Amlodipine/Valsartan
  • Lercanidipine
  • Triplixam (Perindopril arginine/Amlodipine/Indapamide)
  • Prialt (Ziconotide)
  • Trandolapril/Verapamil
  • Olomax (Amlodipine/Olmesartan/Rosuvastatin)
  • CBT-1 (Tetrandrine)
  • Cilnidipine
  • BiDil (Hydralazine/Isosorbide dinitrate)
  • Coveram (Perindopril arginine+Amlodipine)
  • Nifedipine modified release
  • Dukaro (Amlodipine/Fimasartan/Rosuvastatin)
  • Telmiduo Plus (Amlodipine/Rosuvastatin/Telmisartan)
  • Cilnidipine + Valsartan (AJH801)
  • Consensi (Amlodipine/Celecoxib)
  • Nivadil (Nilvadipine)
  • Rosuampin (YHP1701)
  • Verapamil intralesional

Drugs under the Pipeline for Ca2+ channel Antagonists:

  • Etripamil (Msp-2017)
  • Amlodipine/Ezetimibe/Rosuvastatin/Telmisartan (CKD-348)
  • Aceclofenac/Eperisone controlled-release (NVP-1203)
  • Arpraziquantel (L-PZQ ODT)
  • Celivarone (SSR149744C)
  • Exone-R (Amlodipine/Rosuvastatin/Valsartan)
  • K201
  • Pravitinib (Carboxyamidotriazole orotate)
  • Amlodipine/Indapamide/Telmisartan (GMRx2)
  • Amlodipine/Rosuvastatin/Telmisartan (YH22189)
  • Eperisone controlled-release (DW1030)
  • R-Verapamil (CS 02)
  • Amlodipine/Rosuvastatin (DP-R212)
  • Eperisone controlled-release
  • Nimodipine microparticles (EG-1962)
  • Ralfinamide (NW-1029)
  • ABT-639
  • Amlodipine/Atorvastatin
  • Amlodipine/Rosuvastatin/Telmisartan (DW-1501)
  • Budiodarone (ATI-2042)
  • Mesalazine/Nifedipine/Valsartan (IN-C008)
  • Aceclofenac/Eperisone (HCP1104)
  • Ethosuximide Granules (Adv6770)

Clinical Activity and Developments of Ca2+ Channel Antagonists:

At present, there are 56 drug products in the Ca+ channel antagonists, including more than 20 drug products in the market and the rest of them are in the clinical trial phases.

  • In May 2021, Navipharm completed a phase-III trial in back pain in South Korea for Aceclofenac/Eperisone controlled-release.
  • In Aug 2022, George Medicines conducted clinical trials in hypertension in Nigeria for Amlodipine/Indapamide/Telmisartan combination.

Molecule Name

Number of Studies

Etripamil (Msp-2017)


Amlodipine/Ezetimibe/Rosuvastatin/Telmisartan (CKD-348)


Aceclofenac/Eperisone controlled-release (NVP-1203)


Arpraziquantel (L-PZQ ODT)


Celivarone (SSR149744C)


Exone-R (Amlodipine/Rosuvastatin/Valsartan)




Pravitinib (Carboxyamidotriazole orotate)


Amlodipine/Indapamide/Telmisartan (GMRx2)


Amlodipine/Rosuvastatin/Telmisartan (YH22189)


Eperisone controlled-release (DW1030)


R-Verapamil (CS 02)


Amlodipine/Rosuvastatin (DP-R212)


Eperisone controlled-release


Nimodipine microparticles (EG-1962)


Ralfinamide (NW-1029)






Amlodipine/Rosuvastatin/Telmisartan (DW-1501)


Budiodarone (ATI-2042)


Mesalazine/Nifedipine/Valsartan (IN-C008)


Aceclofenac/Eperisone (HCP1104)


Ethosuximide Granules (Adv6770)


Target Indication Analysis of Ca2+ channel Antagonists

Calcium channel blockers such as amlodipine, benidipine, and cilnidipine (dihydropyridine class) are used for the treatment of angina pectoris, and hypertension. Verapamil is used to reduce myocardial oxygen demand, reverse coronary vasospasm, and also for angina. Verapamil and Diltiazem due to their ability to inhibit the AV node are employed in the management of supraventricular tachyarrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. Calcium channel antagonists are also used in epilepsy. Some calcium channel blockers are in the clinical trial phases for conditions like hyperlipidemia, Alzheimer’s disease, neuropathic pain, and others.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Verapamil, Diltiazem, Zonisamide, Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine), Trimetazidine, Multaq (Dronedarone), Telmunivo (s-Amlidioine/ Telmisartan), Amlodipine/Atorvastatin are some of the approved Ca2+ channel antagonists.

Novartis, Sanofi, Incepta Pharma, GSK, CBA Pharma, NVP Healthcare, PDS Biotech, and AbbVie are some of the major players in the Ca+ channel antagonist market.

Major indications for Ca2+ channel antagonists are angina, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, and epilepsy.

There are a total of 28 molecules in clinical development for Ca2+ channel antagonists.

  • Novartis
  • Sanofi
  • Incepta Pharma
  • GSK
  • CBA Pharma
  • NVP Healthcare
  • PDS Biotech
  • AbbVie