Doctor insights on:
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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