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I have recently been off the medication amlodipline, which has then caused reaction of swollen feet. What should I do?

I have recently been off the medication amlodipline, which has then caused reaction of swollen feet. What should I do?

Water retention?: Though amlodipine is not a diuretic, its effect on systolic blood pressure makes blood flow through the heart more efficient. By stopping it and not using anything else, you may be causing a backup which eventually shows up as water retention and swollen feet. See you physician. ...Read more

Drug Reaction (Definition)

A drug reaction is an unintended health consequence of taking a medication. This includes known pharmacological side effects as well as known idiosyncratic effects. Drug allergy is a bit different and involves suspected immunologic response to the drug. An allergy can involve hives, anaphylaxis, angioedema, itchy or blistering rash, joint pain, blood disorders ...Read more


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Very swollen feet/ankles that are painful and cause shattered little spider veins. Medications: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, baclofen and methadone. Medication caused?

Very swollen feet/ankles that are painful and cause shattered little spider veins. Medications: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, baclofen and methadone. Medication caused?

Complicated: A little unusual to say that you feet/ankles are painful with swelling...swelling is common but often painless. Most serious causes of swelling would be heart failure (unusual at your age), kidney, liver disease. Could be problems with veins (poor valves causing sluggish return of blood to heart). Reviewed your meds...see no reason to suspect them. Need good evaluation...start with primary care ...Read more

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Rash all over except legs face and feet. Biopsy showed atopic dermatitis or medication reaction. Don't know where to begin. ?

Rash all over except legs face and feet. Biopsy showed atopic dermatitis or medication reaction. Don't know where to begin. ?

See a specialist: A dermatologist or an allergist, the doctor who performed the biopsy would be able to direct your care, or get a second opinion on your own by checking the mentioned specialists, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Itchy rash all over except face legs and feet for 6 weeks. Biopsy states contact dermatitis or medication reaction. Where do I start?

Itchy rash all over except face legs and feet for 6 weeks. Biopsy states contact dermatitis or medication reaction.  Where do I start?

Start: Surely the doctor has advised you about a change in medicines. If not have a family or friend refer you to a doctor who pays better attention to your concerns. ...Read more

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What can I do about my swollen feet?

What can I do about my swollen feet?

Swollen feet: To help reduce the swelling in your feet, you should keep your feet elevated when you are resting. If your swelling does not decrease, you should see your podiatrist go further evaluation. ...Read more

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How long should I keep my swollen feet elevated ?

How long should I keep my swollen feet elevated ?

Leg elevation: Uncertain the amount of time but level of foot need to be elevated well above the level if the heart such as laying flat on a couch or bed with the legs up on pillows or on the arms of the couch. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to make swollen feet go down?

Is there a good way to make swollen feet go down?

Swelling: Elevation, compression and rest with ice is helpful but if its a daily thing you need to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Will dehydration cause swollen feet?

Will dehydration cause swollen feet?

Unlikely: Swelling is usually associated with excess fluid. Dehydration is not a cause of swelling in the feet. Malnutrition though may cause swelling. ...Read more

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What does swollen feet & tongue mean?

What does swollen feet & tongue mean?

Could be many things: Your problem requires a clinical examination. See your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Any advice? What tea is good for swollen feet?

Any advice? What tea is good for swollen feet?

?: I'm not aware of any tea being better or worse than another for its natural diuretic activity but there are people on healthtap who are more tuned into that type of question who may give you better advice. ...Read more

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