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50/50: There is very little difference between the two. I would look at cost and use the cheapest. ...Read more
No: Amlor is the name for amlodipine sold outside of the states. It is a calcium channel blocker and not a nitrate. Nitrates are dangerous to take w/viagra & its competitors since the combination can dramatically lower your blood pressure to such a degree that you can pass out or perhaps even die. But viagra & amlodipine can be safely used together assuming no other health conditions. ...Read more
No effect.: There is no significant effect on the action of these meds. ...Read more
Beta blocker: Common side effect of beta blockers. Ask your doctor for an alternative. There are several options. ...Read more
My father is having a high blood pressure, so what are the side effects of using Amlor and Preterax at the same time?
Monitor potassium: Amlor is amilioride, a potassium sparing diuretic. Preterax is indapamide (a potassium wasting thiazide) and perindopril (an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor). The combination is rational and likely to be effective. However, there is a complex interaction on electrolyte balance. Depending on kidney function, potassium could become too low, too high, or remain normal-thus it must be checked. ...Read more
I'm taking amlor 5mgs. And 1 aspirin. I want to include a magnesium because univ of maryland said it reduces high blood pressure. Is t his good?
Go see your doc: Amlor is a brand name of amlodipine sold in saudia arabia (http://www.Drugs.Com/international/amlor.Html). Please discuss use of magnesium w/your regular doctor. In and of itself, it has not been shown to lower blood pressure, although you still need enough of it to minimize risk for bad heart rhythms (dysrhythmia). On the other hand, you don't want too much because this can lead to diarrhea. ...Read more
Hypercalcemia(5.8-6.5).A doctor asked to replace Exforge by Amlor.Other Doctor said Exforge doesnt increase Potassium.Does Exforge cause Hypercalcemia?
Read the label: B"sd as far as meds thiazide diuretics decrease urine and increase blood calcium. exforge hct (amlodipine valsartan hydrochlorothiazide tablets) - has thiazide, plain exforge (amlodipine valsartan tablets) does not cause it to my knowledge. In any case, HCT causes mild hypercalcemia - should not bring on confusion etc unless other issues with low sodium etc. glad to discuss details and diabetes ...Read more