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do you know if amlodipine besylate is a diuretic or a calcium channel blocker?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
CCB: It's a calcium channel blocker, not a diuretic.
Answered on May 17, 2018
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No: Calcium channel blocker.
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No: Amlodipine does not have diuretic but can have favorable effect on kidneys in diabetes. Actually more likely to cause water retention.
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Combination of meds: The answer to your question is a resounding "yes". These drugs combined have no interaction and may be needed to treat a patient's hypertension.

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