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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
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?
Why after stopping amlodipine am i still suffering side effects. Flushing, pins, needles muscle cramps etc. Are these permanent?
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
Doctors, is there any permanent effects after stop taking norvasc (amlodipine)? My BPM has been high since takin it and even stopping it. Does it leave the body?
Norvasc (amlodipine): There should be no permanent effects. It will completely wash out of the body after enough time passes. ...Read more
Just been put on amlodipine 5mg how long till side effects stop? Also read other peoples stories about this drug. They are not good.
What side effects?: Would recommend a discussion with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
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
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
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
Bottoms up: Not a problem. Enjoy. Have a crumpet too! ...Read more