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No problema: Bottoms up! (but let's be careful out there!). ...Read more
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
Hi I realize that Norvasc (amlodipine) wasn't the problem it was alcohol withdrawal. Its been 5 weeks and I've still have symptoms what can I do to ease the discomfo?
See psychiatrist: Alcohol withdrawal symptoms generally peak in 48-72 hours, but can persist for several weeks. It's also not uncommon for existing anxiety and other disorders to show themselves more clearly, once alcohol is stopped. A psychiatrist, especially one who's also an addiction medicine doctor, may be able to help you with your symptoms. Also you can get support from aa. Http://www. Aa.org good luck! ...Read more
Normal dose os 5-20 mg.
Go directly to the ER and get your heart and BP checked. ...Read more
Ramipril use?: Both ramipril (r) and amlodipine (a) are used to treat hbp. R reduces proteinuria (p) while a does not. R can cause a cough and a can cause some edema of the legs, as their most common side effects. Speak to your physician to see if r can replace a in your case. To achieve their maximum effect, especially to reduce any p, r's dose should be 20 mg/day and a's should be 10 mg/day. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes.: Those two medications are compatible and often prescribed together. ...Read more
Unless you are taking amlodipine because you think that your headache is secondary to hypertension (which if the case should like be >160)
Here is the thing: Excedrin Migraine is just a combo of small doses of Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin, and Caffeine
If your liver is ok and kidneys: Try this combo
Tylenol: 500mg-1000mg (1-2 tabs) and
3 Ibuprofen: 600mg
Start with 1 tylenol (acetaminophen) and 2 ibuprofens ...Read more
3rd Rx? Under dosing?: The average number of medications needed to fully control hypertension (high blood pressure) is 2.8. You are only on 2 medications, so a 3rd or even 4th agent from a different class may be necessary (like hydrochlorothiazide). Also, while you may be at "full strength" of amlodipine & ramipril, you may respond better to maximum dosing of alternatives from each class (like nicardipine & enalapril). ...Read more
Similar side effects: Not uncommon side effects of both medications include mild ankle/leg swelling, some flushing and some experience their heart beating faster. More unusual would be a sensation of tingling and pins and needles in the feet. Most side effects tend to occur at higher doses of the medications. ...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
Mistakenly taken 75mg of atenol instead of 50 mg atenol and 2.5 mg of amlodipine. Will I be okay?
If my sensitivity to Amlodipine has progressed/worstened over time, could this be an 'accumulative' effect?
Not sure what. .: Sensitivity means in this context. It might mean that you are experiencing more side effects; swelling, palpitations, dizziness are common. OR it might mean that you are more sensitive to the medication's effect...it lowers your blood pressure more/too low. In any case, I don't think the effects are cumulative...adding up. They are just now occurring. It sounds like you need a medication change. ...Read more
Is it advisable to not lie down for at least 30 minutes after you Ben/HCT or CCB such as Amlodipine. If yes, Why?
Unique instructions: A patient a few years back had told me about her amlodipine casuing her throat to burn immediately after swallowing. I researched this adverse reaction and came up with out any evidence of the irritation being related to the medication. However, I did advise her not to lie down after taking the medication due to possibility of reflux. ...Read more
Best time of day to take amlodipine night time or morning. Currentley taking it in morning but feeling awefull tired.
Amlodipine: This drug is usually taken in the am but it can be taken at night. If you wish to try it at night to see if it changes your tired feeling, that should not hurt anything. ...Read more
I start taking amlodipine 10 mg and I'm feeling that my body is getting warmer than normal is this common while using amlodipine??
Drug side effect:
Yes, this may be a side effect of amlodipine.
Continue the medication, but you should call your health care provider about your symptoms. It may be possible to lower the dose to 5 mg or switch to a different medication. ...Read more
Just been put on amlodipine 5mg how long till side effects stop? Also read other peoples stories about this drug. They are not good.
What side effects?: Would recommend a discussion with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
Any problems from taking 5 mg amlodipine @ 7 pm, and 10 mg simvastain @ 10 pm. How far can you space them a part to be safe from interactions.?
I'm 25 years old I'm taking amlodipine 10mg for almost a week but I still have HBP. Is this normal? Why this pill takes so long to lower my BP?
A little longer: Optimal BP results generally take a week or two after changing or initiating therapy. Give it a little more time, then contact your physician if BP remains unacceptable. ...Read more
Prescribed 2.5mg amlodipine for bp which was 142/90. What side effects to expect, not taken yet. Scared of the thought of bp pills. Other wise healthy?
HTN diet: Google the DASH diet to learn about healthy diet to help lower BP. Generally, try to eat more proteins & soluble fiber and less carbohydrates & fats while maintaining portion control and remaining physically active. Salad dressings can convert a healthy food into an item loaded with fat & salt, so ask for the dressing on the side and dip your fork in. Stay well hydrate and take your Rx! ...Read more