What causes swollen feet and ankles while on Amlodipine and Valsartan?
oral medication normally has a bilateral effect
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As you correctly stated amlodipine particularly, can cause swelling of the feet and/or ankle but it is most commonly bilateral since the medication is taken orally and would have a systemic effect.
It would travel via the circulation/blood stream, it should not affect one foot over the other but persons can react differently to medication.
Symptoms affecting one side are usually due to a condition affecting that side only such as gouty arthritis as in your case.
Your doctor may reassess to determine if this is the cause or if there is another issue present.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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