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What time of the day or night should I take my Norvasc (amlodipine) tablet (5 mg) for maintainenance of blood pressure?

What time of the day or night should I take my Norvasc (amlodipine) tablet (5 mg) for maintainenance of blood pressure?

Norvasc (amlodipine): Amlodipine (norvasc) has a very long (72 hours) half time. This means that is takes 3 days for 1/2 of the dose to be eliminated by the body. In conclusion, it doesn't matter when you take it as long as you take it every day :-). ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Norvasc (Definition)

Norvasc is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...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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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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If I am on lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) is it safe for me to take a male enhancement or enlargement pill such as blue tenacity?

If I am on lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) is it safe for me to take a male enhancement or enlargement pill such as blue tenacity?

Harmful: to your wallet. These male enhancement products don't work, are expensive, and often have multiple ingredients which have never been studied. Best case scenario- its merely a placebo causing you no harm. Worst case- it interacts with your medications causing a potentially serious reaction. ...Read more

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