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What are differences of metoprolol and amlodipine?

What are differences of metoprolol and amlodipine?

Pulse and bp vs bp: In simplest terms...Metoprolol lowers blood pressure and heart rate by counteracting effects of adrenaline. Amlodipine lower bp without affecting heart rate by relaxing smooth muscle in blood vessels and dilating them. ...Read more

Dr. Prakash Deedwania
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Metoprolol (Definition)

Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even ...Read more


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What are the risk factors for taking metoprolol and amlodipine together and the effects that smoking cigarettes while taking them will cause.

What are the risk factors for taking metoprolol and amlodipine together and the effects that smoking cigarettes while taking them will cause.

BP control.: Both of those medications work to lower the blood pressure. Smoking cigarettes raises your blood pressure. The risk of taking both medications together would be lowering your blood pressure too much. ...Read more

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Due to unavaiaility of metoprolol+amlodipine 25/2.5 shifted to atenolol+nifedipine 50/20. Is it ok?

Due to unavaiaility of metoprolol+amlodipine 25/2.5 shifted to atenolol+nifedipine 50/20. Is it ok?

BP meds: It all depends on how the new drugs control your blood pressure. And also how the old drugs were doing. You need to keep a diary of pressures at various times during the day for about a week to make sure. And if you didn't do this while on the old meds, you have no idea how they were doing. Good luck. ...Read more

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My mom is on metoprolol 60mg and amlodipine 5mg and she is retaining so much fluids (not on lasix). What should she do?

My mom is on metoprolol 60mg and amlodipine 5mg and she is retaining so much fluids (not on lasix). What should she do?

HTN and edema: Please check the dosage of her metoprolol (usually 25, 50, 100 mg pills). She is currently on beta blocker and a calcium channel blocker and has edema. Did she have edema before amlodipine was started? Leg edema can be seen in some patients who takes amlodipine. If her BP is well controlled, one can consider stopping it. Otherwise, a trial with a diuretic (furosemide or HCTZ) can be tried. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom is on metoprolol 60mg and amlodipine 5mg and she is retaining so much fluids and she is not on Lasix (furosemide).?

What do you suggest if my mom is on metoprolol 60mg and amlodipine 5mg and she is retaining so much fluids and she is not on Lasix (furosemide).?

Possibly change meds: Amlodipine frequently causes fluid retention and may be the cause of the swelling. Additionally h the blood pressure may not be adequately controlled on the two medications and this could cause decreased cardiac output with fluid retention and lung congestion. Would suggest that the Amlodipine be changed to a different antihypertensive vasodilator, possibly and ACE inhibitor of ARB. ...Read more

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Due to unavaibility of metoprolol +amlodipine 25/2.5 in mauritania, I changed to atenolol+nifedipine. 50/20. Is it ok?

Due to unavaibility of metoprolol +amlodipine 25/2.5 in mauritania, I changed to atenolol+nifedipine. 50/20. Is it ok?

Somewhat comparable: Same drug classes at comparable doses.
Both atenolol and metoprolol are selective beta-1 blockers with similar effectiveness for BP control & prevention of cardiac events.
For calcium channel blockers, amlodipine is usually longer acting, but there are long-acting forms of nifedipine.
Your md made choice for a reason. No guarantee new combo will work as well, but it might even work better for you. ...Read more

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Can I take prazosin 2mg for nightmares when I currently take metoprolol and Norvasc (amlodipine) for high blood pressure?

Can I take prazosin 2mg for nightmares when I currently take metoprolol and Norvasc (amlodipine) for high blood pressure?

Check dose w/doctor: You would want to check first with your internist (or whoever has prescribed your anti-hypertensive medicines) about the dosages. Adjustments may need to be made. ...Read more

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Is it safe to treat young patient <60 with resistant hypertension & afib with ARB+Metoprolol+Amlodipine+HCT+Dabigatran+Rosuvastatin? GFR>80, LDL-C<50

Is it safe to treat young patient <60 with resistant hypertension & afib with ARB+Metoprolol+Amlodipine+HCT+Dabigatran+Rosuvastatin? GFR>80, LDL-C<50

Yes, this is a: Reasonable combination of medications but one would like to be certain that any reversible causes of the HTN have been evaluated and treated. Renal artery stenosis, morbid obesity, dietary noncompliance, etc. ...Read more

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Could these medications be taken together to treat hypertension if not which combinations is the best? Metoprolol 10mg, triamt/hctz, amlodipine 10mg

Could these medications be taken together to treat hypertension if not which combinations is the best? Metoprolol 10mg, triamt/hctz, amlodipine 10mg

Yes, but...: The metoprolol dose you describe is too low, but beta-blockers are not great hypertension drugs to start with anyway. There may be another reason you're on one. The amlodipine and the combo diuretic are good choices, but other agents can be added as needed. Some racial factors may impact drug choices, so keep looped in with your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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My mom takes heart medicine - comb of Metoprolol tartarate 50mg and Amlodipine Besylate 5 mg. Is there any US equivalent of this combination? Thanks

Not that I can find: After a pretty extensive search, I cannot find any combo pill here the the states with Metoprolol and Amlodipine together. Sorry! ...Read more

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Can I take diet pills when I'm on amlodipine and toprol (metoprolol)?

Can I take diet pills when I'm on amlodipine and toprol (metoprolol)?

Probably: Not a good idea. Diet pills in general have not been proven to be safe. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Metoprolol succinate 50 mg and Norvasc (amlodipine) 5 mg can take them at the same time?

Metoprolol succinate 50 mg and Norvasc (amlodipine) 5 mg can take them at the same time?

Normally, yes: Taking them at the same time should not be a problem for most people. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metoprolol succinate 50 mg and Norvasc (amlodipine) 5 mg together?

Yes: The combination is used together all the time and the two medicines complement each other. ...Read more

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Could I take amlodipine and metoprolol tartrate together for blood pressure?

Could I take amlodipine and metoprolol tartrate together for blood pressure?

Sure you can: They are both blood pressure meds, but work differently. Sometimes patients need 2, 3 or even 4 meds to get better control. They can be safely taken together. If you have any side effects taking it together, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Under various BP medication like -Olmesarten, Amlodipine and Metoprolol. Would taking CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) interact with these prescription drugs?

Under various BP medication like -Olmesarten, Amlodipine and Metoprolol. Would taking CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) interact with these prescription drugs?

CoQ10: 35 F from down under notes on olmedartan amlodipine metro pro lol wants to take CoQ10. Asks: interaction with BP MEDS. ANS:: prob not but waste of money. You should also be on diuretic for BP is not at goal. If blood K evern low ask test to test for primary Aldo. I specialize in HBP happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Creatinine is 1.13 & GFR 58L. Is this high? BP is controlled with 5mg Norvasc (amlodipine) 2xday. Stopped spironolactone&metoprolol because it did not improve BP.

GFR: Normal GFR is >60 - you're almost there. Most people with mild renal insufficiency should be taking an ACE inhibitor - you're not. Amlodipine is very long acting. It should never be taken twice a day as that simply doubles the cost without benefit. If you had a myomectomy, I assume you have HOCM? If so, metoprolol is indicated. ...Read more

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Blood test show creatinine @ 1.13/GFR 58L; was on norvasc/spironolactone/metoprolol 1yr w/no BP improve;cut spiro and meto;now take Norvasc (amlodipine) 5mg 2x day; BP117/74. Change of meds cause creat to rise?

Blood test show creatinine @ 1.13/GFR 58L; was on norvasc/spironolactone/metoprolol 1yr w/no BP improve;cut spiro and meto;now take Norvasc (amlodipine) 5mg 2x day; BP117/74. Change of meds cause creat to rise?

Creatine: You did not say what it was previously and creatinine is subject to modest changes. This value is still within a normal range so not too much to worry about. If you are concerned have it checked again in 2 weeks to a month on new meds. ...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!

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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I was prescribed amlodipine 10mg, lisinopril 80mg, metoprolol 100mg and maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) 37.5/25mg to take every morning together for my HTN. Is this safe?

I was prescribed amlodipine 10mg, lisinopril 80mg, metoprolol 100mg and maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) 37.5/25mg to take every morning together for my HTN. Is this safe?

Here are some. ..: Apparently, you have taken almost all available kinds of anti-hypertensives for hypertension. Clinically, your doc has deemed their use necessary for your hypertension. For the sake of continuation of care, it would be most advisable to direct your Qs and possible concerns of their use to her/ her timely. Spotty online opinion may confound more than help. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend a natural remedy for high blood pressure? Also, can I take horny goat weed while taking Amlodipine and Metoprolol? If no, can you recommend something that will boost or increase my libido?

Treat high BP.: Hypertension can be treated without medication. Regular cardiovascular exercise, at least five days per week. DASH diet - salt < 2000mg daily, fiber (> 50 grams daily for women and > 70 grams daily for men), lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates. Stress reduction - meditation and such. Sleep 6-9 hours nightly. Don't smoke cigarettes - ever. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could taking lopressor, (metoprolol tartrate) Norvasc and cardura togther make your heart feel like it's stopping upon exertion?

Discuss this issue: With ur pcp or cardiologist. Monitor your BP regularly, normally 100-140/ 60-90. Have an ekg to check for arrythmia, skip beats etc. Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=42334. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Norvasc (Definition)

Norvasc is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more