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How long after stopping amlodipine do the side effects last after taking it for 2 yrs?

How long after stopping amlodipine do the side effects last after taking it for 2 yrs?

Usually 2 weeks: The side effects (most commonly swelling, rashes, GI complaints) should typically go away within a few weeks. If they don't you should definitely consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. & I considering stopping Amlodipine. Can I just stop, or is weaning needed? I

Amlodipine: Your doctor knows best whether stopping amlodipine is a good idea for you. In general you don't have to wean this drug but your Doc will advise you if he tells you to stop the drug. ...Read more

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Dr. & I contemplating stopping Amlodipine...because of sensitivity. Have been taking Amlodipine for a year now. Must I wean off, or can I just stop?

Dr. & I contemplating stopping Amlodipine...because of sensitivity. Have been taking Amlodipine for a year now. Must I wean off, or can I just stop?

Watch BP carefully: Amlodipine can be stopped without weaning. However, this may result in an elevation in your BP and you should be prepared to try another agent when/if necessary. Work hard on salt restriction ( ...Read more

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Why after stopping amlodipine am i still suffering side effects. Flushing, pins, needles muscle cramps etc. Are these permanent?

Why after stopping amlodipine am i still suffering side effects. Flushing, pins, needles muscle cramps etc. Are these permanent?

Withdrawal: Amlodipine withdrawal is a common if discontinued abruptly. To avoid side effects gradually taper down dose of the amlodipine. It is a temporary medical condition. ...Read more

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Was taking azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) 5 mg/ 40 mg . After stopping, how long till it is completely out of my system? Thank u.

Was taking azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) 5 mg/ 40 mg .  After stopping, how long till it is completely out of my system?  Thank u.

Up to ~50 hours: Azor is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan with relative half life of 30-50 hours and 13 hours respectively. Thus depending on your kidney function give about 2&1/2 days for your system to clear this drug. Hopefully you are under the care of your doctor to safely get off this medication and initiate what other therapy will work for you. Take care. ...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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Why can't I stop Amlodipine for hypertension if I feel ok?

Why can't I stop Amlodipine for hypertension if I feel ok?

BecauseHTN, LikeMost: diseases, has no symptoms until humans no longer able to adapt & compensate for unhealthy behaviors & finally/suddenly become symptomatic. For HTN: Stroke, progressive heart & kidney failure, more rapid progression of atherosclerosis, etc. At the same time, amlodipine, per clinical trials, rarely best choice of current medication options for ?ing BP. ACEInhibitors & Coreg (carvedilol) have better outcomes. ...Read more

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I take half tab of amlodipine 5mg and atenolol 50mg. And my BP 120/70 - 130/80 . M on strickly diet .Is my BP normal should I stop taking tabs.

I take half tab of amlodipine 5mg and atenolol 50mg. And my BP 120/70 - 130/80 . M on strickly diet .Is my BP normal should I stop taking tabs.

BP medications: Your current readings show adequate control on medications. However you will need to work with your doctor to see if you can discontinue the meds. Atenolol especially cannot be stopped abruptly as rebound high blood pressure can occur. Good nutritional practices as well as stress management - e.g. Meditation, restorative yoga, breath work, good sleep hygiene etc will also help a great deal. ...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. ?

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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Was wondering how long pain would take to go away from pins and needle side effect from amlodipine will it stop once meds are flushed?

Weeks: It is a very rare side effect and depending on how long you took the medication it can take about 6 weeks to go away. If not, then check with a neurologist for neuropathy. ...Read more