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What are amlodipine besylate tabs used for?

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.

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What herbs interact with amlodipine besylate?

What herbs interact with amlodipine besylate?

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

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Is amlodipine besylate have any side effects?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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