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Can Norvasc (amlodipine) help an aortic aneurysm?

Can Norvasc (amlodipine) help an aortic aneurysm?

Indirectly yes: One of the approaches to the medical management of aaas is good blood pressure control. Norvasc (amlodipine) can certainly help lower one's blood pressure. It should be noted that the preferred blood pressure medication for aaas is a beta-blocker because it also slows down the heart rate. This is thought to reduce the mechanical forces / stresses on the AAA and minimize the expansion rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr started me on Norvasc (amlodipine). I'm also on lisinipril. Should I worry about interactions?

Dr started me on Norvasc (amlodipine). I'm also on lisinipril. Should I worry about interactions?

No: No Norvasc (amlodipine) and Lisinopril don't interact. As expected once Norvasc (amlodipine) has full effect in a few days your BP may be lower and should be followed. ...Read more

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My rest BPM used to be 50-70. After 5mg Norvasc (amlodipine) for a month or so, BPM is 100-130. I excercise alot. What could be going on? I'm 18 male, frustrated.

Confusing: Your heart rate should not be higher with amlodipine (norvasc). If your resting heart rate is now 110-130 bpm, you should be reevaluated, to make sure there is not something else wrong. ...Read more

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Is it even possible to get a lot of calcium when i'm taking norvasc (amlodipine)? I'm 18, male

Is it even possible to get a lot of calcium when i'm taking norvasc (amlodipine)? I'm 18, male

Yes: Taking a calcium-channel blocker such as norvac has no impact on dietary calcium. A CCB is just one way to cause dilation of blood vessels by blocking calcium flow through the blood vessels, which lowers blood pressure. ...Read more

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I've accidentally taken 30mg of amlodipine (norvasc) instead of my usual 10mg. Should i take any action? I'm a large, otherwise healthy man.

I've accidentally taken 30mg of amlodipine (norvasc) instead of my usual 10mg. Should i take any action? I'm a large, otherwise healthy man.

Evaluation: 30mg is not a massive dose for a large person however it would be best to go to an emergency room and get evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm an 18 year old male and going to start Norvasc (amlodipine) tonightfor my bp. Is it safe and won't it harm my development? I'm really scared to take it.

I'm an 18 year old male and going to start Norvasc (amlodipine) tonightfor my bp. Is it safe and won't it harm my development? I'm really scared to take it.

Hypertension: Norvasc (amlodipine) is pretty safe, but, if they haven't already, your doctors should rule renal or cardiac cause. An echocardiogram should be done to rule out coarctation of the aorta. I don't blame you for being upset about medications at the age of 18. Watch the documentary "forks over knives" if you want to learn about how to improve your BP and life expectancy with nutrition. ...Read more

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