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Norvasc Vs Lotrel
Both: Both are safe when appropriately used. The main difference between the two is lipid solubility, and thus, time to onset. Nifedipine is water soluble and has reasonably quick onset, but also the levels will waver through the day. Amlodipine (or norvasc) is lipid soluble, takes about a week to ramp up in effect, and has a nice steady state effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It really depends on the medical history of the patient. Both are anti hypertensives, but they work in different ways. For people with diabetes, Enalapril may be a better choice, while those with heart disease are often on either or both of those medications. Efficacy wise, each patient responds to the medicines a little different, so it really depends on the patient. ...Read more
None: They are the same medicine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Drugs: They are the same family of drugs similar effects, different specific arbs. ...Read more
Can I safely take Norvasc and Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) interchangeably? I have a supply of both.
Not interchangeable: Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) is amlodipine plus benzazepril. Norvasc is amlodipine alone. Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) would be more potent in lowering blood pressure than Norvasc and could cause hypotension. Take medications only as prescribed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Precautions : Restriction found concerning sunlight.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blood pressure: Lotrel is a combination pill used to control high blood pressure. The two components are amlodipine and benazepril. Amlodipine is sold separately as norvasc; it has a calcium channel blocker mechanism of action. Benazepril is sold separately as lotensin; it has an ace inhibitor mechanism of action. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) is medication used for high blood pressure. It's a combination medication containing amlodipine & benazepril. While amlodipine can dilate your blood vessel through its mechanism of action as a calcium channel blocker, this dilation does not flush toxins out of your body ...Read more
Not a good idea: Unfortunately, there is no FDA approved or generally accepted as safe, male enlargement treatment by pill. There are surgical procedures to enhance the girth of the male penis by injection of fat or plastic surgery to change appearance, but overall, most "treatments" to increase size without a doctor prescribing, are not effective or proven safe. ...Read more
I take lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) 2.5/10 in the morning and evening, can this cause e.D.?
NO: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stop it: If you have "serious side effects" from any medicine, stop taking it and talk to your doctor. ...Read more
If I am on lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) is it safe for me to take a male enhancement or enlargement pill such as blue tenacity?
Harmful: to your wallet. These male enhancement products don't work, are expensive, and often have multiple ingredients which have never been studied. Best case scenario- its merely a placebo causing you no harm. Worst case- it interacts with your medications causing a potentially serious reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Unlikely unless there was a specific test designed for its detection. ...Read more
Unclear: Not sure what you are asking but your blood pressure can definitely be effected by a bee sting, especially if you have a history of being allergic. The sting itself is transient and if you don't have a reaction then your BP medications should be unaffected? Certain blood pressure medications like beta-blockers can reduce the effects of rescue meds like epinephrine should you have anaphylaxis. ...Read more
Could low dose asa therapy cause you to bruise more easily and to develop purple spots on skin? I am also on HRT and lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) for hypertension.
Yes: That is a common effect of low dose Aspirin due to the inhibition of blood platelets. If your hypertension is well controlled it can still happen but is more likely if not controlled. As one gets older the skin gets thinner and capillaries get more fragile and tear easier which makes these bruises appear more often. ...Read more
Together w/sip H2O: Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker type of blood pressure lowering medication. It is often used in conjunction with an ace inhibitor such as benazepril. Just take both together as directed by your family physician and pharmacist. Always tell both of them what prescription & otc drugs you're taking along w/any dietary supplements, even if natural & organic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer