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Is there any harm in me staying on Norvasc (amlodipine) long time?

Is there any harm in me staying on Norvasc (amlodipine) long time?

No.: Norvasc is brand name amlodipine which is used to treat hypertension. If a patient was pregnant a different medicine might be advised. The drug has been around for many years and is generally considered safe and effective. Switching to generic amlodipine will save money. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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M58, may I take zyrtec (cetirizine) 1 tab with Norvasc 5mg for long time. Any drug interaction?

M58, may I take zyrtec (cetirizine) 1 tab with Norvasc 5mg for long time. Any drug interaction?

Yes: No problem, there are no known interactions. (also, I personally have been taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) for at least 10 years and prior to that, some kind of anti-histamine for 40 years - without harm). ...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)?

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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Side effects of norvasc (amlodipine)?

Many possible: According to webmd, the most common side effects of Norvasc (amlodipine) include: fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands/visible water retention/head pain//infrequent side effects: dizziness/heart throbbing or pounding/drowsiness/low energy/temporary redness of face and neck/feel like throwing up//rare side effects: depression/yellowing of skin or eyes from liver problems/heart attack/angina. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Norvasc (amlodipine)?

Amlodipine: read this for side effects: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/amlodipine-side-effects.html

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The side effects of Norvasc (amlodipine) freak me out. Is anyone familiar with this drug?

Norvasc (amlodipine): This drug is a calcium channel blocker we use for hypertension. It is very effective. Its main side effect because of vasodilation is lower extremity swelling, but there are others too. If you think you are having side effects, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Since Norvasc (amlodipine) has so many side effects, what is recommended, in its place, that has little or no side effects?

See your doctor: There are so many types of blood pressure medications and so many of them can be used in just about any hypertensive patient. Factors such as age, weight, BP level, diabetes, alcohol/drug/medication both prescription and otc, even race might influence this decision. See a doctor to determine this. Don't treat yourself or try and figure this out on your own. ...Read more

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