How safe is amlodipine besylate for hight blood pressure?

Relatively safe. While all medications have potential side effects, amlodipine is fairly safe. You should take with caution and advice from your doctor if you have certain conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, or severe heart disease. One of its most common side effects is swelling in the feet and ankles, but this usually resolves with changing medication.

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Can I take the same time 50 mg metopropolol and 5mg amlodipine besylate a 100 mg metopropolol. Not help lower my blood pressure.

What's your Doc say? If you are prescribed 150mg of metop + 5mg amlodipine, yes, they can be taken together. If you are not having adequate blood pressure control (#s above 140/90), then you should see your doctor and have your medications adjusted to better control your blood pressure--if it stays elevated, it can contribute to heart and cerebrovascular problems. Read more...

Do I have to be on Norvasc (amlodipine) forever now that at the age of 60 I have high blood pressure?

Controversy. the new guidelines allowing higher blood pressures in patients over 60 are very controversial. They fly in the face of many other studies suggesting lower blood pressures are safer including the elderly. Many doctors, myself included, strongly disagree with those guidelines. Read more...

I'm on 5 miligrams of Norvasc (amlodipine) for high blood pressure. Is it bad if I increase the dose by 5 mgs?

Norvasc (amlodipine) 5mg of Norvasc (amlodipine) is a normal dose, 10mg is also a common dosage used. You should not adjust your medications without involving your doctor in the decision. If the doc advises the 10mg total dose that isn't unusual. Read more...

My blood pressure is 164/112 after taking norvasc (amlodipine) 3 hrs ago having pains in my left arm?

Why hypertension. The pain in the left arm may or may not be because of the blood pressure but in your setting likely is. At your age you should not have this pressure and it should be more responsive to medication. You need to have your endocrine system (thyroid,adrenal glands) and your kidney system evaluated as well as cardiovascular. Ask your MD why you have this pressure and ask soon. This pressure no exercise. Read more...

Can I take prazosin 2mg for nightmares when I currently take metoprolol and Norvasc (amlodipine) for high blood pressure?

Check dose w/doctor. You would want to check first with your internist (or whoever has prescribed your anti-hypertensive medicines) about the dosages. Adjustments may need to be made. Read more...

I'm 18 and have a very high blood pressure. The doctor put me on Norvasc (amlodipine) 5 mg. I'm scared that I'm going to have a deadly reaction. What should I do?

Norvasc (amlodipine) at 18. You are rather young to have essential hypertension (h) at your age. I would ask your doctor to consider you a case of secondary hypertension (s), i.e. When your h is caused by secondary factors. Some examples are a renal artery stenosis or conn's syndrome, among others. If you do have s, treatment of its cause may get you off blood pressure meds. If you do not have s, Norvasc (amlodipine) is a safe drug. Read more...
Don't worry. Reactions are rare. Worrying about it will make your blood pressure higher. If you have concern, you can ask to take the medicine at the doctor's office or at the hospital. You are being given the normal starting dosage. Very frail or elderly patients might be started at 2.5 mg. Be sure to tell your doctor about your anxiety. Read more...
Calm. Let your doctor lower your blood pressure if it is high. The "deadly reaction" will be to uncontrolled high blood pressure. There are many types of blood pressure medicine. You can always ask to have one changed to another until your pressure is controlled and you like the way you feel on the medicine. You want to relieve the pressure on your heart and kidneys for a longer and healthier life. Read more...