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Does Norvasc Cause Increase In Heart Rate?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: does norvasc raise heart rate? my heart rate doesnt seem too fast if i miss a dose. right now my heart rate is runnin 99-103. when i miss norvasc it runs between 78-85
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Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
YES indeed

Detailed Answer:
Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

     Yes – swelling of feet and faster heart rate are well-known side effect of the drug, because of widening of the blood vessels. There is no need to change just because of this.

     Probably your doctor might have had a specific reason to start this… Follow up with him for any issues – he may change the class or add another like a beta-blocker, which has a tendency to reduce the rate

     There are many CLASSES of drugs / There are several drugs in each class / Each drug has a dose range… They include Calcium Channel Blocker (CCB); Beta- Blocker; Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor; Diuretic; Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB); Direct Renin Inhibitor / and different permutation, combination. There is a wide choice indeed – to suit different situations…

Good luck
God bless you
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Does Norvasc Cause Increase In Heart Rate?

Brief Answer: YES indeed Detailed Answer: Hi friend Welcome to Health Care Magic Yes – swelling of feet and faster heart rate are well-known side effect of the drug, because of widening of the blood vessels. There is no need to change just because of this. Probably your doctor might have had a specific reason to start this… Follow up with him for any issues – he may change the class or add another like a beta-blocker, which has a tendency to reduce the rate There are many CLASSES of drugs / There are several drugs in each class / Each drug has a dose range… They include Calcium Channel Blocker (CCB); Beta- Blocker; Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor; Diuretic; Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB); Direct Renin Inhibitor / and different permutation, combination. There is a wide choice indeed – to suit different situations… Good luck God bless you