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Should a patient with a history of intermittent arial fib be started on norvasc (amlodipine). Already on beta blocker. Is there a better choice?
Possibly: The usual problem with atrial fibrillation is tachycardia, or a rapid heart rate. A beta blocker will help control the heart rate response to you tachycardia, while Norvasc (amlodipine) will not. A fib is usually caused by hypertension, and adequate blood pressure control is important . Maybe a combination of the 2 is what you need. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
84 yr female. Norvasc (amlodipine) 5 mg 1xday. Normally 127/72 average. Having readings 150/74, 141/72 at rest. What can cause? No history heart or kidney diseas
No : It's usually beta blockers- atenolol , metoprolol that can contribute to ed. Hypertension itself as well as diabetes , smoking , high lipids , low testosterone can lead to ed . Read the package insert of the meds or discuss with your pharmacist for side effect profile. Watch some sexy movies with your loved one. It may do the trick .May you reach cloud nine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No interaction: You could even take the medications together if you need to. ...Read more