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Norvasc Vs Lotrel
Can I safely take Norvasc and Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) interchangeably? I have a supply of both. Thank you.
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
Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril): Amlodipine/Benazepril.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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 more
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
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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 more
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 more
Yes: Norvasc (amlodipine) is available by prescription.Get a more detailed answer ›
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No problema: Bottoms up! (but let's be careful out there!). ...Read more
Probably yes: There should not be any problems, but always consult with your doctor when you have any concern about a medication. ...Read more
Meds: You should discuss your meds with your doctor. It is possible to take those meds together when they are indicated. ...Read more
What is the?: So you have high BP and Norvasc (amlodipine) is a good choice/ is this the question >? ...Read more
Should not be: A drug-drug interaction. If both are prescribed then BP must be high enough to lead to a combo approach. ...Read more
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.
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Both: Are good meds you can go with cost and will be well controlled ...Read more
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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
Can I substitute Norvasc (amlodipine) 10mg for hydralazine HCl 75mg and if so, at what dosage level?
Meds: This needs to be done underthe guidance of a doctor, do not self medicate. ...Read more