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Doctor insights on: Amlodipine Besylate Vs Amlodipine

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What is the difference between amlodipine vs amlodipine besylate?

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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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?

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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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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What herbs interact with amlodipine besylate?

Not much: But why not tell us which herbs you want to take? ...Read more

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Is amlodipine besylate have any side effects?

All drugs have SE: All prescription & otc drugs have side effects. In fact, all otc supplements, even those labeled natural & organic, have side effects. There is no risk-free drug/supplement. Only take something if potential benefit exceeds potential risk. Check out www. Drugs. Com for drug info. Or try online. Epocrates. Com (but you'll need to register for free). Amlodipine is known for edema. ...Read more

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Can you take Cialis when you are on amlodipine besylate?

Ask your family doc!: Yes we typically prescribe Cialis and its competitors, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn, stendra & viagra, to be used to treat ed in someone w/high blood pressure taking amlodipine or any other BP lowering medication, even tho there is theoretical risk of excessively low blood pressure. Nitrates are only meds that can't be taken w/cialis et al. Always tell your family physician all your meds & supplements. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have concerns about amlodipine besylate (norvasc)?

Concerns: It is normal to have concerns about any medicine, but do not stop or change the dose of any medicine without talking with your physician. ...Read more

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Are there any erection problems associated with amlodipine besylate?

Are there any erection problems associated with amlodipine besylate?

Erection: Any blood pressure medications can cause this problem. Part of reduction of blood pressure as well as potentially effects of medications. ...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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Weaning off 2.5 mg of amlodipine besylate?

Amlodipine: One generally doesn't have to wean from amlodipine, but you should discuss your specific situation with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does amlodipine besylate 5 mg have a diuretic in it?

No: Amlodipine is a calcium-channel blocker. It will lower blood pressure, but not as a diuretic. ...Read more

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Is amlodipine besylate similar to benicar (olmesartan)?

Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar is olmesartan and is an angiotensin receptor blocker. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. They are not similar ...Read more

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Can you crush amlodipine besylate tablets? One place on the internet says yes and another says no. I am confused

Can you crush amlodipine besylate tablets? One place on the internet says yes and another says no. I am confused

Best not to!: If you crush the tablet, you may loose concentration, effectiveness! Better then to request the medication in the oral solution, i.e. Liquid form, from the pharmacy, good luck ...Read more

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Can amlodipine besylate cause any problems for someone who has occassional episodes of atrial tacky? Is it a safe drug?

Can amlodipine besylate cause any problems for someone who has occassional episodes of atrial tacky? Is it a safe drug?

Anti hypertensive: Amlodipine is a commonly used anti hypertensive medication. It has no significant effect on atrial tachycardia. ...Read more

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Why would amlodipine besylate be prescribed rather than lisinopril?

Depends: They work chemically differently to lower blood pressure, and partly because of that, they each can have different side effects - and in some cases, their specific side effects should be avoided in people with different diseases. Also, sometimes each drug works better in different disease states for reasons we don't know. So "better" often just takes an individual's health history into account. ...Read more

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Can amlodipine besylate cause weight gain?

Norvasc (amlodipine) and weight: Amlodipine can cause formation of edema, which is a common side effect. The edema can cause a person to gain weight, as a pound of water weights the same as a pound of muscle or fat. Patients that gain edema fluid, do not feel tightness of their clothes at their waists. Ask the physician if this is the case in the person you are asking about. ...Read more

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How safe is amlodipine besylate for hight blood pressure?

Relatively safe: While all medications have potential side effects, amlodipine is fairly safe. You should take with caution and advice from your doctor if you have certain conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, or severe heart disease. One of its most common side effects is swelling in the feet and ankles, but this usually resolves with changing medication. ...Read more

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Is it ok/safe to stop taking amlodipine besylate 5mg on my own, without observaton of a doctor?

No: Always consult your doctor before stopping any medication. Amlodepine is a blood pressure medication and untreated high blood pressure can be a silent killer. Please call your doctor and discuss with them rather than treating yourself. ...Read more

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Can I take the same time 50 mg metopropolol and 5mg amlodipine besylate a 100 mg metopropolol. Not help lower my blood pressure.

What's your Doc say?: If you are prescribed 150mg of metop + 5mg amlodipine, yes, they can be taken together. If you are not having adequate blood pressure control (#s above 140/90), then you should see your doctor and have your medications adjusted to better control your blood pressure--if it stays elevated, it can contribute to heart and cerebrovascular problems. ...Read more

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Could you take hydrochlorothiazide, amlodipine besylate and bisoprolol fumarate together?

Yes u can.: They belong to different classes of BP meds- diuretic, calcium channel blocker and beta blocker. Ask ur dr if u have heart, thyroid, kidney or adrenal conditions contributing to ur hypertension, considering u r still young to be taking 3 BP meds. Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/hypertension-complementary-alternative-treatments. ...Read more

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Can you take hydrochlorothiazide, amlodipine besylate and bisoprolol fumarate at the same time?

Yes, you can: There is no known drug interaction for these medications. So these medications can be taken together at the same time. ...Read more

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Hello I need to know if it's ok to take Coricidin cough and cold for allergies, while taking amlodipine besylate 5mg?

Hello I need to know if it's ok to take Coricidin cough and cold for allergies, while taking amlodipine besylate 5mg?

Yes: If you have hypertension you should avoid decongestant, usually with the letter "d" after the medication (robitussin (guaifenesin) d, Allegra d, etc)
usually the d for decongestant is pseudoephedrine, a stimulant that iincrease bp, heart rate and can get you in trouble.
Don't confuse with dm for dextrometorphan, a cough suppressant medication that is ok. ...Read more

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I have been taking cozaar (losartan) (generic form) 50mg 2x day for several years and the doctor also added amlodipine besylate 5mg 1x daily. Is the combination?

Yes combination safe: Do you mean is combination safe? Yes. Cozaar (losartan) is an arb- working in your kidneys to keep blood pressure under control (and protect your kidneys) and the amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker, which works on your blood vessels and heart to control blood pressure and reduce cardiac workload. They work compatably to keep blood pressure under control. ...Read more

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Can amlodipine besylate be the cause of my leg cramps?

Can amlodipine besylate be the cause of my leg cramps?

Possibly: Amlodipine can deplete nutrients, like coq10 and magneisum, which can cause muscle cramps. Your profile indicates that you are already taking coq10 but it might not be in the form that is best absorbed. Consider changing to ubiquinol. Also consider checking your magnesium level and if low then replete. You should talk to your doctor about other possible causes of leg cramps such circulation issues. ...Read more

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Can lisinopril-hctz and amlodipine besylate be taken together?

Can lisinopril-hctz and amlodipine besylate be taken together?

Yes: And they're prescribed together all the time. That is a particularly good combination since they act by different mechanisms and the first one counteracts the side effects of the second. ...Read more

Norvasc (Definition)

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