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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Amlodipine Besylate (Definition)

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


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What are amlodipine besylate tabs used for?

What are amlodipine besylate tabs used for?

Anti-hypertensive: Amlodipine (Norvasc) is a commonly used anti-hypertensive medication. It is a calcium channel blocker and is usually well-tolerated. Infrequently, it can cause lower extremity edema in some patients. ...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

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What is the difference between amlodipine vs amlodipine besylate?

Same thing: Amlodipine is the generic name for branded norvasc. Besylate refers to the salt or ester to which the active ingredient, amlodipine, is attached. ...Read more

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Taking amlodipine besylate 10mg now but still my bp is 140/100. Any alternative meds?

BP: in addition to salt restriction, alcohol avoidance, regular aerobic exercise, avoidance of NSAIDs and additional medication likely will be needed. ...Read more

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Amlodipine besylate and lymphedema?

Amlodipine besylate and lymphedema?

Rarely at most: Foot and ankle swelling due to amlodipine use is a side effect that is common and well known. According to one study, true lymphedema associated with amlodipine use occurs only 0.02% of the time. Fortuantely, if you have side effects related to amlodipine use, there are other drugs to try. If you have swelling on amlodipine tell your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Norvasc (Definition)

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