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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Amlodipine Besylate (Definition)

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Can prescription or OTC drugs that cause vasodilation worsen peripheral neuropathy? I have had to stop taking norvasc, (amlodipine) garlic, and ginkgo biloba due to this.

Can prescription or OTC drugs that cause vasodilation worsen peripheral neuropathy?  I have had to stop taking norvasc, (amlodipine) garlic, and ginkgo biloba due to this.

Yes, possibly: Peripheral neuropathy often comes from damaged nerves sending aberrant impulses--tingling, pins/needles, burning, cold, or numbness. Vasodilation which increases blood flow to peripheral nerves usually helps restore normal function of the nerves; sometimes an undesirable side effect is for numbness to lessen, unmasking more painful neuropathic sensations. ...Read more

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How can I stop my norvasc (amlodipine)?

How can I stop my norvasc (amlodipine)?

Check first: Norvasc (amlodipine) can be stopped at any time, but unless it is an emergency, it is generally wise to check with your health care provider before making any such medication change. Depending on why you take it, and why you want to stop it, it may be better for you to change to something else rather than just stop it. ...Read more

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Should I stop Norvasc (amlodipine) when taking tamsulosin and fiasteride?

Should I stop Norvasc (amlodipine) when taking tamsulosin and fiasteride?

Meds: You should discuss your meds with your doctor. It is possible to take those meds together when they are indicated. ...Read more

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I have started Norvasc (amlodipine) 5 mg from a month. Could I stop it if I get lower BP reading every day.?

I have started Norvasc (amlodipine) 5 mg from a month. Could I stop it if I get lower BP reading every day.?

Misinformed?: If your blood pressure is lowering that means the medication is working. Hypertension is not cured. It is treated. Do not stop your medication. ...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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What is the effect of taking memo plus gold with neobloc and Norvasc (amlodipine) all together?

Interaction: There is no significant adverse interaction between metoprolol (neoblock) and Norvasc; there is no such data available from the manufacturer of memo plus gold; so take at your own risk ...Read more

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Is frequent ruination part of the side effects of taking Norvasc, (amlodipine) the medication for BP? Please help!

Is frequent ruination part of the side effects of taking Norvasc, (amlodipine) the medication for BP? Please help!

It shouldn't: Norvasc (amlodipine) is a commonly prescribed and in general well tolerated BP medication. It can cause some peripheral edema but has no diuretic effect so it should not cause frequent urination. ...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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Who should not take Norvasc (amlodipine)?

Norvasc (amlodipine): Some contraindications:

Chronic constipation, Severe Narrowing of the Aortic Valve, Severely Low Blood Pressure, Severe Liver Disease ...Read more

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Do people take 20mg of norvasc (amlodipine)?

Norvasc (amlodipine): Some people have Norvasc (amlodipine) 20mg prescribed if it is needed for them, this is a relatively high dose however and not that commonly used. ...Read more

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Could 15 mg of Norvasc (amlodipine) be taken per day?

Nope: The max dose is 10mg. Not a lot of point to going over. There's not a lot of extra benefit at that point, and a lot more side effect. ...Read more

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Norvasc (amlodipine) making me jittery is this normal?

Norvasc (amlodipine): You can read all side effects of medication which comes with the bottle from your pharmacy, but a lot of them are transient. If jitteriness does not mean palpitation you can continue it for few days and if it goes away or not you will make a better decision.
Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Am BP 101 63 with Norvasc (amlodipine) is that too low?

No: That is a normal blood pressure. It may be too low for you however, if you are having symptoms of light headedness or dizziness or excessive fatigue. ...Read more

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What med. Ication is usually taken with norvasc (amlodipine)?

Many: For blood pressure control, it can be taken alone or combined with most any other anti-hypertensive that does not belong to the calcium channel blocking family. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the best time in a day to take norvasc (amlodipine)?

Norvasc (amlodipine): You can take anytime in a day, but take it at the same time daily. ...Read more

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I accidentally took a double dose of 5mg norvasc (amlodipine). Should i be concerned?

Unlikely a problem: Taking an extra dose of an anti-hypertension medication can potentially cause a decrease in your blood pressure, but because Norvasc (amlodipine) is a relatively slow acting mediation, this is unlikely to be a problem. Symptoms of low blood pressure include dizziness/lightheadedness, fatigue and sometimes a faster heart beat. Staying well-hydrated and avoiding quick movements can help prevent such problems. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is ever a situation where Norvasc (amlodipine) is used above 10mg?

Norvasc (amlodipine): There are blood pressure and peripheral vascular spasm conditions when we used higher doses of amlodipine. Pulmonary hypertension is another condition for which we used higher doses of the drug. ...Read more

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What's the place ofEnalapril 5 mg as a drug for Bp compared to Norvasc (amlodipine) 5mg? Can one take the two at the same time?

Different class: Cannot be compared. Can be taken together. Both have unique properties. If associated with diabetes....enalapril can be better. But can cause cough and angioedema. Amloidopin (norvasc) is good, it can cause ankle edema, constipation. Kidney, heart conditions guide the choice as well. ...Read more

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Can someone taking Norvasc (amlodipine) also take an analgesic for pain relief?

Yes.: Interestingly, you may find that you develop a little of lower extremity swelling if you take a non steroidal anti inflammatory medication. Both Norvasc (amlodipine) and NSAIDS are associated with such swelling and the combo may make it obvious. ...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

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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Norvasc (Definition)

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