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Is amlodipine a blood thinner

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Hematology and Oncology 14 years experience
No: It's a blood pressure medication

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 33 years experience
No: It is a medication for high blood pressure, it does nothing to thin the blood.
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No: No it is just a blood pressure medicine not a blood thinner it has combination of angiotensin ii receptor blocker (arb) a calcium channel blocker and ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Ok: Not sure there is proven benefit to taking coenzyme q.
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) is not a blood thinner, those supplements are usually pretty safe to take, but if you are on Coumadin or Plavix le... Read More
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Sure: Theres no reason you cant. Not sure of the indication/benefit . Remember even "natural remedies " have side efects, but no issue with taking them most... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Cardiology
Symptoms: There is no one number that would defined as critical. If blood pressure is too low then you should have symptoms such as light-headedness or even pas... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Val Koganski
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Very reliable BP drop, used to be the gold standard for new hypertensive medications studies.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 17 years experience
Common regimen: Your three drug regimen for the treatment of high blood pressure is a very common one, used world wife. Yes there is often a small one time increase i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Relatively safe: While all medications have potential side effects, amlodipine is fairly safe. You should take with caution and advice from your doctor if you have cer... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Rx for high BP: Amlodipine is used alone or with other medications for the treatment of high blood pressure & chest pain. This drug should only be used with close... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No : Amlodipine/olmesartan neither raises nor lowers blood sugar and has no effect on diabetes or the risk of getting diabetes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Schimmel
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Yes: Amlodipine is an excellent antihypertensive It does cause fluid retention in a significant portion of patients

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