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is amlodipine Besylate a beta blocker

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
amlodipine: Is a calcium channel blocker not a beta blocker.

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Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: The usual problem with atrial fibrillation is tachycardia, or a rapid heart rate. A beta blocker will help control the heart rate response to you ta ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Pulmonary HTN: There are a range of molecules available by prescription that address P HTN ;go see a cardiologist or pulmonologist that has an interest in treating ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
CCB: It's a calcium channel blocker, not a diuretic.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Amlodipine: Amlodipine is the short name for amlodipine besylate.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Same thing: Amlodipine is the generic name for branded norvasc. Besylate refers to the salt or ester to which the active ingredient, amlodipine, is attached.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience Cardiology
Not much: But why not tell us which herbs you want to take?
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
All drugs have SE: All prescription & otc drugs have side effects. In fact, all otc supplements, even those labeled natural & organic, have side effects. There is no ris ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Ask your family doc!: Yes we typically prescribe Cialis and its competitors, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn, stendra & viagra, to be used to treat ed in someone w/high blood ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
19 years experience Cardiology
Swelling: The most common side effects with amlodipine include swelling in the legs as well as low blood pressure.

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