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I take liiproniisil (5mg/dy) plus amlodipine (5mg/day). I have been taking these for 2 years.Bp 179/79. Do i still need to take them?

I take liiproniisil (5mg/dy) plus amlodipine (5mg/day). I have been taking these for 2 years.Bp 179/79. Do i still need to take them?

Probably yes: It seems that your blood pressure is not well controlled on the current dosis of Lisinopril and amlodipine, your doctor may have to increase the dosis if your current blood pressure measurement is not due to improper diet or non compliance to the medictions. ...Read more

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What's the place ofEnalapril 5 mg as a drug for Bp compared to Norvasc (amlodipine) 5mg? Can one take the two at the same time?

Different class: Cannot be compared. Can be taken together. Both have unique properties. If associated with diabetes....enalapril can be better. But can cause cough and angioedema. Amloidopin ( norvasc) is good, it can cause ankle edema, constipation. Kidney, heart conditions guide the choice also. ...Read more

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I take half tab of amlodipine 5mg and atenolol 50mg. And my BP 120/70 - 130/80 . M on strickly diet .Is my BP normal should I stop taking tabs.

I take half tab of amlodipine 5mg and atenolol 50mg. And my BP 120/70 - 130/80 . M on strickly diet .Is my BP normal should I stop taking tabs.

BP medications: Your current readings show adequate control on medications. However you will need to work with your doctor to see if you can discontinue the meds. Atenolol especially cannot be stopped abruptly as rebound high blood pressure can occur. Good nutritional practices as well as stress management - e.g. Meditation, restorative yoga, breath work, good sleep hygiene etc will also help a great deal. ...Read more

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Waking up in the morning with 120/90 BP and pulserate is 61 is this healthy? Im 25 f taking amlodipine 5mg.My neck always stiff when i wake up. Why?

Waking up in the morning with 120/90 BP and pulserate is 61 is this healthy? Im 25 f taking amlodipine 5mg.My neck always stiff when i wake up. Why?

Still high BP: Even though your systolic blood pressure is normal the diastolic component is high. You may need to discuss this with your physician to add additional antihypertensive medication. Along with medication i highly recommend lifestyle modification. You need to limit your salt intake. ...Read more

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Is it okay to consume combination of coaprovel 300mg and amlodipine 5mg to keep my blood tension in normal condition? Will it make creatinine increase

Is it okay to consume combination of coaprovel 300mg and amlodipine 5mg to keep my blood tension in normal condition? Will it make creatinine increase

Common regimen: Your three drug regimen for the treatment of high blood pressure is a very common one, used world wife. Yes there is often a small one time increase in creatinine after starting coaprovel because of the irbesartan. Your creatinine though should not be rising every time in a usual scenario. If you're experiencing side effects you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm taking atenolol50 mg amlodipine 5mg ramipril 2.5mg andchlorthalidone12,5mg/is this ok for high bp?

Continue therapy: Small doses of multiple medications may be better than larger doses of one or two medications. If your BP is controlled then that regimen is OK. To decrease the pill burden you might ask your physician if the ramipril could be changed to one that a similar product available in combination with amlodipine ...Read more

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Taking lisinopril 20mg and amlodipine 5mg daily. BP has been in the high 130's/90's for a month. Any recommendations?

Taking lisinopril 20mg and amlodipine 5mg daily. BP has been in the high 130's/90's for a month. Any recommendations?

TAlk to your Doctor.: Good keep the BP log. It does varies from morning to evening and day to day also with activities .Normal BP should range from 110/70 to 140/80. Limit salt, Be as close to Ideal weight as possible and stay physically active to keep BP under control. So bring the BP log to your Doctor, he/she will give you correct advise, as he/she knows your full medical history. ...Read more

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Please can you tell me the critical low blood pressur during combination therapy (zesteril 10mg+amlodipine 5mg)?

Please can you tell me the critical low blood pressur during combination therapy (zesteril 10mg+amlodipine 5mg)?

Symptoms: There is no one number that would defined as critical. If blood pressure is too low then you should have symptoms such as light-headedness or even passing out. ...Read more

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I have this feeling of weakness and dizziness ... My BP is 120/70.. Im taking up amlodipine 5mg . Is it possible stroke?

I have this feeling of weakness and dizziness ... My BP is 120/70.. Im taking up amlodipine 5mg . Is it  possible stroke?

Possibly: It is rare for a 36 year old male to have a stroke. Generally, a blood pressure of 120/70 does not cause stroke, unless a family history of stroke exists. Stroke symptoms include blurred vision, focal weakness or numbess, slurred speech, facial droop, trouble walking, etc. You should make an appointment with your primary doctor if the symptoms of weakness and dizziness do not resolve. ...Read more

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Dad (79) took 1 telma h-40 a day for 10 yrs, had 120/80 bp. But since 1 yr, BP 160/80 even after telma h40 +amlodipine 5mg both twice/day. What to do?

Adjust medications: BP becomes more difficult to control age people get older because arteries are stiffer. His doctor needs to keep adjusting his medications until the right combination is achieved. Will also need to make sure there is no secondary factor that is making his BP go up. ...Read more

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Fm59 do I need to start BP medicine (norvasc (amlodipine) 5mg) as my BP remains at 150/92 and often have headache. ?

High BP: Your BP is defintely elevated and requires measures to lower it to 120/80. Norvasc (amlodipine) is an effective antihypertensive medication(may cause ankle swelling). Weight reduction and salt restriction should also help lower your bp. Your md will guide you.Stress reduction also is important. ...Read more

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My wife is taking amlodipine 5mg, as advised by doctor, due to high bp. Apart from medicine is there any food(veg) to control bp?

My wife is taking amlodipine 5mg, as advised by doctor, due to high bp. Apart from medicine is  there any food(veg) to control bp?

Food for htn: Yes --- avoid salt, minimize bread, avoid saturated fats, moderate on beef and pork, avoid sugars and refined carbs. Take in high quantities of fruit and vegetables. High magnesium and high potassium foods are best - colored fruits, tropical fruits, nuts, beans ...Read more

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Which is the preferred treatment to control hypertension (co-diovan80/12.5mg) or amlodipine 5mg in patient with b.urea59,s.creatinine1.58,age72. ?

Which is the preferred treatment to control hypertension (co-diovan80/12.5mg) or amlodipine 5mg in patient with b.urea59,s.creatinine1.58,age72.
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Amloidopin...: It is a vasodilating med.....better for this patient. But can cause constipation, ankle edema. Actually there is a combination pill available containing amloidopin and diovan (valsartan). See how he tolerates.... ...Read more

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My husband has prescribed amlodipine 5mg+valsartan 80mg.He consumes alcohol around 4 beers.What is the risk and worst case? Shoud he skip taking pills

My husband has prescribed amlodipine 5mg+valsartan 80mg.He consumes alcohol around 4 beers.What is the risk and worst case? Shoud he skip taking pills

Stop/reduce alcohol: Alcohol can lead to dehydration, and taking blood pressure medications with dehydration can cause to steep a drop in blood pressure. I would recommend stopping alcohol, or at the lease reducing amount, as opposed to stopping/skipping pills. ...Read more