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High blood pressue averages 175/180. Diastlolic average low 60. Pulse rate average 50 at rest. Have been prescribed 5mg amlodipine. Is this ok? 67
Amlodipine for BP: 70 M BP 180/60 prescribed amlodipine 5 mg. OK? I specialize in high BP. I and guidelines would generally do following but check with ur team. First get a number of readings with home device that is accurate on u. See my checklist. Then if above 140 at your age begin DASH eating plan See my checklist. BP not ...Read more
Hi, I use amlodipine 5mg every night for my blood pressure and also valsartan 40. I know valsartan doesn't heart me but I'm afraid of amlodipine.
BP control: All medication a have potential for side effects including valsartan ; amlodipine. Both are very good medications for treatment of high blood pressure ; very well tolerated by most. Periodic evaluation by your prescribing physician is needed to make sure they are the right meds for you. Remember, the potential long term effects of untreated hypertension can be worse than most side effects of meds. ...Read more
Which calcium channel blocker is most effective for severe raynauds, digital ischemia and exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension? I take 7.5 mg amlodipine but now wondering if diltiazem was better.
Unsure. But: You can always try to see which one works best for you, with the support of you doc. There are many issues that vary the results among different calcium blockers including different absorption and metabolism from a patient to another. We usually use amlodipine but you can tell better if Diltiazem feels more effective for you. Would discuss with my doc regarding a possible switch trial. ...Read more
Yes: Generic of any drug will work just as well as the brand name. If there is a generic, there is no need to waste money on a brand name. ...Read more
Can I stop the amlodipine 5 mg from one day to the next? Have rash & neurological side effects. Chinese herbal dr. Said take celery juice. It works!
Amlodipine: If you need to stop amlodipine due to side effect contact your physician to see what can be used in its place. ...Read more
Under supervision: Amlodipine is a medication used for treatment of high blood pressure. Discontinuation of this medication is not associated with significant rebound effects. However stopping any prescribed medication should be done under the supervision and by instruction of your physician. ...Read more
Not dangerous: The combination will potently lower BP — as long as your BP isn't too low, it's a good combination for lowering BP because the meds work by complementary mechanisms. ...Read more
Now I am on losartan for 7 days due to side effect of amlodipine but my BP is still 150/90, please advise I am 39 yrs old?
See doc in few weeks: Hypertension is a marathon not a sprint. You are barely off the start line. BP should be given some time to stabilize and you should collect enough blood pressure measurements at home so that your doc can make decisions based on a statistically valid average. Your goal BP is going to be around 140/90 or lower depending upon your doc, comorbidity and the recent literature. ...Read more
Kidney side effects: V has a renal protective effect on patients who have proteinuria (p) as it reduces it. An increases blood flow (ibf) to the kidney and can cause, because of this ibc, more proteinuria. V cannot be given in patients with a renal artery stenosis, as it causes an elevation of creatinine which is reversible once v is stopped. V and a work well together in most patients with no loss of kidney function. ...Read more
Amlodipine: Amlodipine will be gone from your body in 5 to days if you don't take anymore, nothing you have to do to clear it. ...Read more
Usually 2 weeks: The side effects (most commonly swelling, rashes, GI complaints) should typically go away within a few weeks. If they don't you should definitely consult your doctor. ...Read more
What is the peak time and half-life of amlodipine, pravachol, (pravastatin) and benicar/hct medicines respectively. Thanks for the help in advance.
LookOnline & Empower: Search engines, esp google, can rapidly find these answers for you (& me), e.g. Search "amlodipine t½" & go to nih, fda or edu websites. Keep in mind that chemical t½ life & physiologic t½ life may be very different, data is only a small group average & there are many variables. Also, keep in mind that your primary medical decision maker (primary physician, if you will) is always you, no one else. ...Read more
Are you in Columbus: There are no serious interactions. But I'm puzzled, healthtap says you're in ohio but strepsils and benelyn are generally available overseas, especially the uk. ...Read more
Advice medication for both hyperlipidemia&hypertension from combination losartan 50mg+amlodipine 5mg with atorvastatin or rosuvastatin or simvastatin
Could these medications be taken together to treat hypertension if not which combinations is the best? Metoprolol 10mg, triamt/hctz, amlodipine 10mg
Yes, but...: The metoprolol dose you describe is too low, but beta-blockers are not great hypertension drugs to start with anyway. There may be another reason you're on one. The amlodipine and the combo diuretic are good choices, but other agents can be added as needed. Some racial factors may impact drug choices, so keep looped in with your doc. Good luck! ...Read more
Full effect?: It can take several weeks to reach its full effect. ...Read more
No : It's usually beta blockers- atenolol, metoprolol that can contribute to ed. Hypertension itself as well as diabetes, smoking, high lipids, low testosterone can lead to ed. Read the package insert of the meds or discuss with your pharmacist for side effect profile. Watch some sexy movies with your loved one. It may do the trick. May you reach cloud nine! ...Read more
Normal dose os 5-20 mg.
Go directly to the ER and get your heart and BP checked. ...Read more
No interaction: You could even take the medications together if you need to. ...Read more
Maybe not needed: Amlodipine really shouldn't make you relaxed. If your BP is 120/80 you probably don't need a BP med. ...Read more
Amlodipine: Flushing is a side effect of the medication and there is no clinical research study that has proven that it goes away with time. It seems to be on a case to case basis as in some it has resolved. ...Read more