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Doctor insights on: Is Amlodipine Besylate A Diuretic

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Diuretic (Definition)

By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more


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Does amlodipine besylate 5 mg have a diuretic in it?

Does amlodipine besylate 5 mg have a diuretic in it?

No: Amlodipine is a calcium-channel blocker. It will lower blood pressure, but not as a diuretic. ...Read more

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Can Norvasc (amlodipine) be taken with an ACE inhibitor & a diuretic? Is this safe?

Can Norvasc (amlodipine) be taken with an ACE inhibitor & a diuretic? Is this safe?

Combination of meds: The answer to your question is a resounding "yes". These drugs combined have no interaction and may be needed to treat a patient's hypertension. ...Read more

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Now starting over. Adding diuretic to 5mgs norvasc (amlodipine). We didn't do this at the start of regime. Asked re ace, doc says irbesartan contains it!?

Now starting over. Adding diuretic to 5mgs norvasc (amlodipine). We didn't do this at the start of regime. Asked re ace, doc says irbesartan contains it!?

Drugs: Ibesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) and is not an ace-i (a). The actions of arb's and ace-i are similar in regards to be BP and proteinuria reduction. Most physicians do not use arb's and a together and you can rest assured you are on a good class of BP meds while being on an arb. ...Read more

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How long do I have to live if I have diastolic dysfunction and moderate pulmonary hypertension. I take diuretics, norvasc (amlodipine)?

How long do I have to live if I have diastolic dysfunction and moderate pulmonary hypertension. I take diuretics, norvasc (amlodipine)?

No way to know: More people die with diastolic dysfunction than die of diastolic dysfunction. Only a doctor with access to your heart cath and exercise testing results can really make a meaningful prediction of your life expectancy and even then accuracy is questionable. ...Read more

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Only done irbesartan 300mgs with/without diuretic. Norvasc (amlodipine) alone didn't work. Metoprolol 25mgs. Side effects. Doc says we're out of options! Help!

There are more: There are more choices. Nevertheless, if you are having a hard time controlling BP make sure to check your renal arteries with an mra. And also look for secondary causes of htn. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is amlodipine besylate similar to benicar (olmesartan)?

Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar is olmesartan and is an angiotensin receptor blocker. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. They are not similar ...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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Can amlodipine besylate cause any problems for someone who has occassional episodes of atrial tacky? Is it a safe drug?

Can amlodipine besylate cause any problems for someone who has occassional episodes of atrial tacky? Is it a safe drug?

Anti hypertensive: Amlodipine is a commonly used anti hypertensive medication. It has no significant effect on atrial tachycardia. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What herbs interact with amlodipine besylate?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can amlodipine besylate cause weight gain?

Norvasc (amlodipine) and weight: Amlodipine can cause formation of edema, which is a common side effect. The edema can cause a person to gain weight, as a pound of water weights the same as a pound of muscle or fat. Patients that gain edema fluid, do not feel tightness of their clothes at their waists. Ask the physician if this is the case in the person you are asking about. ...Read more

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How safe is amlodipine besylate for hight blood pressure?

Relatively safe: While all medications have potential side effects, amlodipine is fairly safe. You should take with caution and advice from your doctor if you have certain conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, or severe heart disease. One of its most common side effects is swelling in the feet and ankles, but this usually resolves with changing medication. ...Read more

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Why would amlodipine besylate be prescribed rather than lisinopril?

Depends: They work chemically differently to lower blood pressure, and partly because of that, they each can have different side effects - and in some cases, their specific side effects should be avoided in people with different diseases. Also, sometimes each drug works better in different disease states for reasons we don't know. So "better" often just takes an individual's health history into account. ...Read more

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Is it ok/safe to stop taking amlodipine besylate 5mg on my own, without observaton of a doctor?

No: Always consult your doctor before stopping any medication. Amlodepine is a blood pressure medication and untreated high blood pressure can be a silent killer. Please call your doctor and discuss with them rather than treating yourself. ...Read more

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