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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?

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

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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

HBP on Norvasc (amlodipine): You may need more BP medicine. It may have been years since you started your Norvasc (amlodipine) and you may now need more BP meds to control your bp. Ask your physician, who knows you best, your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can amlodipine cause symptoms of ed?

Can amlodipine cause symptoms of ed?

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 more

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My BP is 120/80 can I take amlodipine 5 mg when I taking amlodipine I feel relax?

My BP is 120/80 can I take amlodipine 5 mg when I taking amlodipine I feel relax?

Maybe not needed: Amlodipine really shouldn't make you relaxed. If your BP is 120/80 you probably don't need a BP med. ...Read more

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Will the flushing feeling with amlodipine eventually go away as my body gets used to it?

Amlodipine: flushing is a side effect of the medication and there is no clinical research study that has proven that it goes away with time. It seems to be on a case to case basis as in some it has resolved. ...Read more

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I wanted to know if you could refill my amlodipine 10 I cannot get in to see my dr. Until a month from now.

I wanted to know if you could refill my amlodipine 10 I cannot get in to see my dr. Until a month from now.

Can be done: Set up a Health Tap concierge visit with a Doctor in your state. Need name, date of birth, pharmacy info. Reason for your medication. Not pregnant. I am sure a Doctor can arrange a 1 month supply until you are able to see your regular Doctor ...Read more

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I take liiproniisil (5mg/dy) plus amlodipine (5mg/day). I have been taking these for 2 years.Bp 179/79. Do i still need to take them?

Probably yes: It seems that your blood pressure is not well controlled on the current dosis of Lisinopril and amlodipine, your doctor may have to increase the dosis if your current blood pressure measurement is not due to improper diet or non compliance to the medictions. ...Read more

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What are differences of metoprolol and amlodipine?

What are differences of metoprolol and amlodipine?

Pulse and bp vs bp: In simplest terms...Metoprolol lowers blood pressure and heart rate by counteracting effects of adrenaline. Amlodipine lower bp without affecting heart rate by relaxing smooth muscle in blood vessels and dilating them. ...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