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Ramipril And Amlodipine
Which is best for controlling BP. Ramipril, Cardace or Amlodipine. Are there any side effects of them.
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Which is best to treat high blood pressure Ramipril, Amlodipine or Cardace. Can any of these cause palpitation. Thanks?
I'm on Amlodipine/Ramipril 10mg each. Amlo gives me ED. Which subst. For Amlo? No B. Blockers because of heart rate (45-92) & no diuretics (side eff.)
Anti-hypertensive: Trial a dihydropyridine of the than amlodipine, or a calcium channel blocker from a different family such as diltiazem or verapamil, or beta blocker with ISA, a potassium sparing diuretics, centrally acting antihypertensives etc. Work with your prescribing physician to achieve a tolerable and sustainable therapeutic solution ...Read more
Ramipril use?: Both ramipril (r) and amlodipine (a) are used to treat hbp. R reduces proteinuria (p) while a doe not. R can cause a cough and a can cause some edema of the legs, as their most common side effects. Speak to your physician to see if r can replace an in your case. To achieve their maximum effect, especially to reduce any p, r's dose should be 20 mg/day and a's should be 10 mg/day. Good luck. ...Read more
3rd Rx?Under dosing?: The average number of medications needed to fully control hypertension (high blood pressure) is 2.8. You are only on 2 medications, so a 3rd or even 4th agent from a different class may be necessary (like hydrochlorothiazide). Also, while you may be at "full strength" of amlodipine & ramipril, you may respond better to maximum dosing of alternatives from each class (like nicardipine & enalapril). ...Read more
What to do if I'm taking atenolol50 mg amlodipine 5mg ramipril 2.5mg andchlorthalidone12,5mg/is this ok for high bp?
Continue therapy: Small doses of multiple medications may be better than larger doses of one or two medications. If your BP is controlled then that regimen is OK. To decrease the pill burden you might ask your physician if the ramipril could be changed to one that a similar product available in combination with amlodipine ...Read more
Hi, I am taking amlodipine 10mg, atenolol 25mg, ramipril 10mg. Can I take another drug instead of ramipril.It's difficult to aquire ramipril in my area?
I am on 10mg of Ramipril & 5mg of Amolodipine Besylate. I was on 25mg of Chlorthalidone, but didn't like the way it made me feel. I tend to still average around 141/84 with a pulse around 75-80. Is there a better medication?
Individual tailoring: Many combinations available. You need to go through an iterative process of trial and error with various medications. For you, an ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker) might be better than the Ramipril, and it may be that doses can be changed or a beta blocker added. The Best thing to do is to continue working with your health care prof and also to take home BP measurements so there is good data on which ...Read more
Taking Norvasc 10mg, hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5mg q am and 10 mg ramipril q bedtime for 2 months. Bp has stayed 160/97. Am i on the right meds?
At your age: This pressure is a little high! Are you a salt eater? See pcp about your meds. ...Read more
Dizziness on BP med: I would tell you to speak to your physician about switching the dose before you do. You may not have enough evidence to blame your dizziness on ramipril (r). You may be anemic and that, not r, could be the cause of your problem. It is normally not in your best interest to reduce the dose of your BP medication without seeing and/or discussing it with your physician first. ...Read more
Yes: Besides the usual recommendations by the jnc7 (joint national committee), and possible the upcoming jnc8 (jnc2013) that ace inhibitors are effect as monotherapy for hypertension (especially in the appropriate clinical settings) there are some studies that suggest that ace inhibitors, such as ramipril, are an effective agent for the treatment of hypertension in african americans. ...Read more
ACEi and ARB: Some studies did look into combination therapy with acei (ramipril) and arb (telmisartan). However, the benefits were not great and side effects such as high potassium level were frequent, therefore this practice have fallen out of favor. I generally do not prescribe these two groups of drugs together. ...Read more
Yes, but . . .: Always tell your prescribing doc everything that you're taking, both prescription & non-prescription over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements. Use any drug-drug interaction checker to look for reasons why you shouldn't take combination of pills. Ideally, your pharmacist should warn you, too, if you get everything from same store. http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.html ...Read more
Hard to tell: It is important to be specific when giving advice. I do not know what a "minor" side effect is. It is sometimes not possible to prove that symptoms are due to one drug in particular. Ask this question with more detail and we can help you more. ...Read more
Here are some...: Both Amiodarone and ramipril are used for irregular heart beat and high blood pressure, and antihistamine, theoretically, should not have direct adverse side effects with the above both drugs. But, as we age, our functional reserve declines so becoming more vulnerable to additive effects from multiple drug use. Hence, ask your doc first so to minimize unwanted side effects. ...Read more
Follow instructions: Ideally its best to follow your doctors instructions. Generally medications may be started low to evaluate tolerance. Watch for dizziness, headache, cough and fatigue. Report any worsening dizziness. Go to emergency room if face swells. Please discuss any clarification of your regimen with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more
Hi, I'm on 2.5mg ramipril and I've started suffering anxiety. Is it ok to take kalms with ramipril?
I'm on Ramipril 2.5mg + Felodopine 2.5mg for Hypertension. Average systolic 120-135 and dystolic 50-70. Is this under good control?
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