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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Norvasc (Overview)

Norvasc is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Could you explain what is Norvasc (amlodipine) prescription and how much is it worth?

Could you explain what is Norvasc (amlodipine) prescription and how much is it worth?

Norvasc (amlodipine): Norvasc (brand name for amlodipine) is a calcium channel blocker, mostly used for treatment of high blood pressure. The price varies from one pharmacy to the next. Best would be to call and ask. Generic amlodipine can run as low as >$5-$10 for 30 day supply. http://www2.costco.com/pharmacy/druginfo.aspx?p=1;searchterm=a;drug=amlodipine. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
318 doctors shared insights

Norvasc (Overview)

Norvasc is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Is there effective med for systolic bp. Norvasc (amlodipine) works diastolic. Betaxolol works heart rate for me.

Is there effective med for systolic bp. Norvasc (amlodipine) works diastolic. Betaxolol works heart rate for me.

There are many : Good drug lowering BP medication. Sometimes is a trial and error. Also there are ethnic factors. For example beta blocker sometimes don't work in african american. Please, trust your doctors and do not treat yourself. Personal research is good. Bring that research findings and and have a smart discussion with your physician. I love smart discussion with my patients. ...Read more

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Is Norvasc (amlodipine) safe to take during pregnancy ?

Is Norvasc (amlodipine)  safe to take during pregnancy ?

Norvasc (amlodipine): Is considered category c by fda. The research do not found fetal toxicity or teratogenic effects . I would kike to recommend you to discuss benefits and risks with you ob-gyn, and your zdr. ...Read more

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Can i safely take Norvasc (amlodipine) if i had a reaction to lisinipril?

Probably can: Norvasc (amlodipine) is a calcium channel blocker and Lisinopril is an ace inhibitor, so should not cause you to cough like ace inhibitors can. Trialling a low dose would be reasonable. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and have a very high blood pressure.The doctor put me on Norvasc (amlodipine) 5 mg. I'm scared that i'm going to have a deadly reaction. What should I do?

Calm: Let your doctor lower your blood pressure if it is high. The "deadly reaction" will be to uncontrolled high blood pressure. There are many types of blood pressure medicine. You can always ask to have one changed to another until your pressure is controlled and you like the way you feel on the medicine. You want to relieve the pressure on your heart and kidneys for a longer and healthier life. ...Read more

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I am on 5 mg of Norvasc (amlodipine) and 37.5 of triamterne and i feel like I am on a stimulant. It this a normal side effect?

Perhaps yes: Norvasc (amlodipine) causes vasodilation and triamterene is a diuretic. Your body may react to these by speeding up your heart rate, especially if you don't drink enough water. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...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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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

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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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Is taking accupril (quinapril) 10mg, Norvasc 5mg, and zocar 20mg too much?

No: The proper dose is enough. Enough to control your blood pressure and to lower your cholesterol. And you are on fairly low doses of the medications. ...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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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