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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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

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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.

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

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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.

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 and 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

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Is amlodipine besylate from any brand name will work ?

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