Amlodipine

Amlodipine belongs to the calcium channel blockers group of medication. It is used to lower high blood pressure, and to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems. It dilates the blood vessels, thus helping the blood to flow more smoothly.

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What is the best time to take tablet Amlong with tablet Telma?

Query: Hello doctor, My 81-year-old father has been diabetic for the past 30 years. He had bypass surgery and a history of stroke. I am attaching the ECG and ECHO report, which was done as part of a routine test. His blood pressure has been a little high, around 150/70 to 160/70 mmHg for the past few da...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering his cardiac history and stroke in the past, your doctor has tried to lower his BP (blood pressure). However, I suggest checking your BP three times a day for two days at home to conclude your BP. Sometimes anxiety at the doctors' place can increase BP. S...  Read Full »

Is there any hypertensive medication that does not cause respiratory difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor,I have hypertension, and in my childhood, I suffered from asthma. I have been prescribed ARB (angiotensin receptor blockers) to treat my hypertension; however, I have experienced side effects that lead to discontinuing the medication. Losartan 100 mg caused nervousness. Candesartan 8...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about it, as there are multiple options available. The side effects are class effect and all drugs from this class will have these effects and will not suit you. You need to change to other class of medicine. I suggest tablet Amlodipine 5 mg, once a d...  Read Full »

Can high blood pressure cause loss of feeling in the leg and fainting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female, and my blood pressure is 148/101 mmHg. I am not on any medication, and I want to change my doctor because my doctor is too far for me to travel. I cannot get an appointment for two weeks. Do I need to go to the hospital to get medication? I am really worried...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood pressure is borderline, and it is not very high. It is not an emergency to start medicine. Instead, you need to monitor it frequently. You being a young hypertensive, you will need an evaluation for the cause of high blood pressure. I suggest you get the fol...  Read Full »

Will there be dizziness on changing medication for hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has high blood pressure and has been taking Losartan as prescribed by the doctor. She stopped taking it for two days due to an allergic reaction and changed to Neobloc 50 mg for weeks. Due to being out of stock, she has been taking Amlodipine for days, and right now, she feels di...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajendran R Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your wife has hypertension. The important aspect of treating high blood pressure is to keep it under control with lifestyle changes, diet and exercise, and necessary medications. Both Amlodipine and Metoprolol are good medicines. However, it is advisable no...  Read Full »

Can Amlodipine result in tinnitus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have high blood pressure for the last four years. According to my doctor, it happens from genetic since both parents are suffering from it. Usually, I have a problem with diastolic blood pressure. It has reached 95, and even more since the systolic stays with 130 or max 140. Since that...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is rare, but yes Amlodipine can cause tinnitus, and it is worthwhile to change it to other medications. The best alternative option is ARBs (Angiotensin II receptor blockers) like Telmisartan. The equivalent dose would be 40 mg once daily, and it would take a week...  Read Full »

Does antihypertensive drugs cause pedal edema?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is related to my wife's blood pressure condition. She has hypertension. She is 70 years old. She also has type II non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus for many years and subclinical hypothyroidism. She used to take Stamlo (Amlodipine) 5 mg. She has shown swelling in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. For those with known hypertension and on medicines, reasonable control is said to be when blood pressure is 130/80 or less, but 140/90 or less is also normal. Amlodipine alone causes feet swelling, but if combined with other medicine, swelling...  Read Full »

Is Cilnidipine the right choice for high BP with pedal edema?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 70 years old. She is a diabetic for 15 years, has mild BP for more than 20 years, and hypothyroidism for eight years. All are under control. She is taking Glycomet 500 mg twice a day, Thyronorm 50 mcg, and Cilacar 10 mg at breakfast time. I recorded her BP readings on Omro...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question. The recording and monitoring that you are doing are quite commendable. Coming to the query, the change from Amlodipine to Cilnidipine was justified as Amlodipine is known to cause pedal edema that is swelling of the feet. From you...  Read Full »

Shall I discontinue my BP medication based on wrist BP monitor readings?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. After several annual checkups, I have been told I have elevated high blood pressure, and I am taking Amlodipine. Recently, I have acquired a wrist blood pressure monitor. Unfortunately, I am not sure if I am correctly using the measurements because there is a huge di...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The blood pressure recorded by your wrist monitor in the morning is well within limits. You have a bit of diastolic hypertension, which can be managed by weight loss and stress alleviation. Also, wrist monitors show higher BP recordings than the elbow ones. So, the...  Read Full »

Do I need to take both Olmezest and Amlong to maintain my blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I was using Olmezest 20 AM for quite some time. When I was using this tablet, my BP is becoming low, like 90/60. I have started using this medicine on alternative days and monitored my BP regularly. My BP is under control. But recently, when we meet a cardiology doctor, he suggested that...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you may continue with Olmezest 20 mg alone in the morning, and keep on monitoring the blood pressure. If BP rises above 140 systolic, then you have to add tablet Amlong 2.5 mg in the evening. So at present, you may continue with Olmezest 20 mg alone. Regarding ...  Read Full »

Will changing BP medication help with my tinnitus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from tinnitus for the past one month. Sometimes mild and sometimes severe. I did a hearing test and the result is no hearing loss. I have an appointment with an ENT in two days to carry out more tests. However, I have been doing a bit of research so I have a few...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As there is no hearing loss evident in conventional hearing test, go for high-frequency audiometry and s matching test. Which type of sound are you perceiving ringing or buzzing, pulse-like or noise type? Does it change with neck movement to the left and right. Tinni...  Read Full »

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