Amlodipine

What is Amlodipine?

It is a frequently used medicine for blood pressure known a s the calcium channel blockers. One of the main side effects is developing hypotension. The other possibility is swelling of feet.

Questions and answers on "Amlodipine"

I have been taking Amlodipine Besylate 10mg for 2months now. I take it at night. My legs and feet are swelling by the afternoon and also my rings get a little tight. Never had this problem before. I do not take any other meds. only vitamins. I do not have any other medical problems but the high blood pressure. Is this one of the side effects.
If so what would be a good replacement for Amlodipine Besylate?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Swelling in legs and feet is usually seen in patients with hypertension. It is a type of edema, called as dependent edema. If you press at the location of swelling, it will form pit like and then reappears as the fluid fills, so it is also called as pitting edema.
This edema is due to back...

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took double dose of 5mg of amlodipine willi be ok

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Brief Answer:
Yes, it is okay.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for your question here.

A siingle instance of taking a double dose of Amlodipine is fine.

If your blood pressure is within normal limits, then you have nothing to worry.

You only need to make sure that you do not get up from sitting or...

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Tramadol Hcl 50 mg. Is it safe to take with Amodipone besylate?

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Brief Answer:
Information

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

I checked the combination of Tramadol and Amlodipine on 2 data basis for drug interactions, and there are no drug interactions between these 2 medications.

I did not find a drug called Amodipone. I am assuming you meant Amlodipine. Is...

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I'm experiencing severe hair loss. Have been taking synthroid for 30 yrs and don't feel it's the cause.
However, I've been on amlodipine and ranitidine for the past month and was wondering if either of these drugs could be causing the problem.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Amlodipine and ranitidine don't cause hair loss, take hair supplements

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
I have gone through your complaints and amlodipine and ranitidine donot cause hair loss.
I would recommend you to take hair supplements containing biotin...

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what is another drug alternative to Lisinopril for high blood pressure. I've been taking Lisinopril 40 milligrams for about a month now any keeps me with headaches

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can change to Amlodipine.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting your query.

There are many alternatives for Lisinopril, for example Telmisartan, Amlodipine, Metoprolol etc. You can change over to any of these .

I would recommend Amlodipine for you as the side effect profile for...

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iam taking hydralazine carvedilol amlodopinebesylate ml legs started swelling i took my blood pressure it 178 over83

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Amlodipine causes leg swelling.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, welcome to HCM,
Amlodipine causes leg swelling.
Since your blood pressure is still high, I will advise you to add a diuretic like hydrochlorthiazide so that the swelling will go away.
Alternatively, you can take metoprolol instead...

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i amtaking benicar 40-12.5 in the morning,anaamlodipine 5 mg at nightIs thhere an interaction,,any side effects

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No interactions or adverse effects are usually observed

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Benicar (olmesartan) and amlodipine are frequently used together and usually there is no problem...

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Hi Doctor. I am an asthmatic and found out today that I have Blood pressure of 142/98. I use Budeflam and Ventolin. What blood pressure medication would you recommend. I am 57 years old. I also use 10mgAp Loratidine for Post Nasal Drip.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Amlodipine would be good.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
Thanks for query

Amlodipine is very safe in asthamatic patients.
Remember never to take a beta blocker.
Amlodipine 5 mg can be taken once in morning before breakfast....

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I take amlodipine besylate 10 mg for high blood pressure. I have a real erectile dysfunction problem. Could this medication contribute to the problem?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Amlodipine is safe.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome here.

Amlodipine usually does not cause erectile dysfunction.

However, Poorly controlled blood pressure can contribute to ED.

The age can also be contributing to ED as there is the penile vessels can be become scleroses due to fat...

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What might be a better choice for bp modification than lisinopril which has seemingly caused decreased gfr?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Switch over to amlodipine.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query.
As per your query Amlodipine is a good option.
Amlodipine can be taken in doses starting from 2.5mg to 10 mg once daily.
Amlodipine is a dihydropyridine group of calcium channel blocker...

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Recent questions on  Amlodipine

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my father has a hypertension since 10 years &started amlodipine since 8 years before month ago he feels severe headache and his physician gave him cinazine and aspirin ,he is 62 yrs oll smoker ,aweek ago ,aperipheral edema in his legs I just want to know if there is any containdication especially that coth are vasodilators?

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my husband 34yrs old, 157cm, 65kg,taking amlodipine 5mg everyday now detected to have triglycerides 449, ldl 103, hdl 31. doctor prescribed astrovastatin 20mg everyday. any change in medicine needed? any precautions? his father was a heart patient, expired at the age of 63, due to attack.any risks?

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I am having severe pain from a pinched nerve in my back. Current medications are: Amlodipine 10 mg, losartan 100 mg, metoprolol 50 mg x2, sotalol 80 mg x2, spironolactone 25 mg, cretor 10 mg, Coumadin 5mg. Have a pace maker. Is hydromorphone safe for me? Thank you, Barbara Wood

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I am taking Amlodipine 5 MG, Clonidine 0.1 MG, Lisinop/HCTZ 20-25 M, and Bystolic 10 MG. I have ran out of my Bystolic and will get them tomorrow. My question is can I take the rest of of high blood pressure meds today with my Bystolic? Thank You!...

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i feel un easyness and my B P doesn't come in control but when i start walking it start going down .two week before i was using only 2.5 stamilo one time now 5 mg stamilo two times not working. my doctor increase this dose but i am not feeling...

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