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Taking Asomex and Diovan. Swelling in legs, knee pain. Is it due to medication?

Hi I recently started taking asomex 2.5g with diovan 160g, my feet usually would swell occasionally but since taking the medication asomex I realise the swelling is not going down and I am feeling pain in my right knee when I climb the stairs at work. Can this be related the combination of drugs?my email address is YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Dear Sir/Madam
Thanks for your query to us.
1. Asomax or S-Amlodipine is known to be associated with swelling feet. Arthralgias or joint pain have been reported with S-Amlodipine but Diovan may be associated with muscle pain rather then joint pain. Except for Swelling feet these side effects occur at a very low frequency and need careful assessment.
2. You try not to keep your legs in dependent position. At time physicians do add small dose diuretics to treat this swelling. If it still persists Asomax may have to be withdrawn.
Sukhvinder Singh
Answered: Tue, 3 Sep 2013
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