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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Norvasc (Definition)

Norvasc is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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Does alcohol interact with azor (amlodipine and olmesartan)?

Does alcohol interact with azor (amlodipine and olmesartan)?

No: If used in moderation, it does not interact. Heavy alcohol use/withdrawal is associated with hypertension however. ...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

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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?

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

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Amlodipine and anxiety?

Amlodipine: Norvasc (amlodipine) is a long-acting calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure. If used for other purposes, it would be off-label. ...Read more

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Is vamio amlodipine besilate?

Not that I can find: Norvasc if the most common brand name that is associated with amlodipine besylate. ...Read more

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Can amlodipine make you fail a drug test?

Can amlodipine make you fail a drug test?

It does not: Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. Basically, it relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.
It will not make you fail a drug test if you are not a drug user, of course. ...Read more

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Sinarest & amlodipine can be taken together?

Yes: Sinarest (acetaminophen) and amlodipine have no known significant interaction ...Read more

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Can ramipril be taken as an internativetof amlodipine?

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

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Can I take amlodipine and propranolol at the same time?

Yes.: Those two medications are compatible and often prescribed together. ...Read more

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I tried the Excedrin M.; no luck. Amlodipine 5mgs? Thanks so much.

Try this: 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

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My bp is 146/89 and yet I take full strength amlodipine and ramipril why?

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

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What are the differences in side effects with Amlodipine & Nifidipine.?

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

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Does the edema caused by taking amlodipine meds harmful or not? Help. Thanks

Does the edema caused by taking amlodipine meds harmful or not? Help. Thanks

Side effect: Very common side effect. I would use with caution in CHF (heart failure); however this is a known and expected side effect. Consult prescribing physician for dose adjustment or change in meds. ...Read more

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I take top strength ramipril and amlodipine and still got average no of say 138/86?

Salt intake?: Usually sodium retention is the main reason for sub optimal response to two good anti hypertensive medications.
You can either reduce sodium on your diet or ask your physician for a diuretic to be added on. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5mg of amlodipine only when BP spikes or should it be taken daily?

Is it safe to take 5mg of amlodipine only when BP spikes or should it be taken daily?

Hypertension: Longer one waits to control bp, more difficult it becomes to control it down the line. It's always advisable to take blood pressure meds on a regular daily basis. ...Read more

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How long after stopping amlodipine do the side effects last after taking it for 2 yrs?

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

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It there a connection between amlodipine and anxiety? Could that be causing my anxiety?

It there a connection between amlodipine and anxiety? Could that be causing my anxiety?

No known connection: Between amlodipine and anxiety, although the drug can cause fatigue as a side effect, look for other causes, ask your doctor or counselor, best wishes ...Read more

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If I have a side effect with Amlodipine, could I have the same reaction with Nifidipine?

Side effects: Side effects with amlodipine and nifedipine are very similar so it is possible to experience the same side effects with either drug.....but not a guarantee. ...Read more

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Mistakenly taken 75mg of atenol instead of 50 mg atenol and 2.5 mg of amlodipine. Will I be okay?

Yes: The atenolol is a relatively long acting beta blocker and the modest incremental dose you took will have a negligible effect from a single dosing error. The impact occurs if the change is longer term (many days to few weeks). Be more careful! ...Read more

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If my sensitivity to Amlodipine has progressed/worstened over time, could this be an 'accumulative' effect?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.?

Interact: The amlodipine can interact (delay) how Simvastatin is metabolized leading to higher blood levels and potentially side effects. This usually happens at higher doses of Simvastatin. My practice is to avoid using the two in combination. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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