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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My blood pressure is high, and I want to know how many times a day should I take tablet Amlodipine?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a very high blood pressure of 210 and was prescribed Amlodipine 5mg and Amlodipine Besylate 5mg; and I am taking one tablet once daily for hypertension and also taking a second pill Ramipril HCT 5/12.5mg to take one tablet once daily to replace the tablet Telmisartan.How many times ...  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Continue the same medications. Do not change medication if blood pressure is under control. Take tablet Amlodipine at 11 am regularly at the same time and tablet Ramipril HCT in the evening an hour before going to bed (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her...  Read Full »

My sister's palm is getting black and hard. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister's right hand and wrist are aching continuously since the past few weeks. The pain has increased now. She says that under her little finger, the pain is comparatively greater than in the rest of her hand. Her palm has turned black and hard.  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your sister may have impeding gangrene due to blocked blood vessels in her hand. She should undergo right upper limb arterial doppler. If the reports show obstruction, then you should immediately consult a cardiovascular surgeon. If possible, please upload a photo of the...  Read Full »

What effect would late night sleep have on elevated blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. My BP reading is 160/115 mmHg and I am sleeping late. Please advise what I should do.  Read Full »


Dr. Ahmed Goha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. High BP (blood pressure) can be due to various reasons and sometimes can affect organs such as heart, kidney, etc. as well. To rule out if there are any secondary causes to your hypertension (high BP), I suggest you, to get a few addition...  Read Full »

How to lower blood pressure? I am a chronic high BP patient and taking Amlodipine and Atenolol

Query: Dear Doctor, I am a chronic High BP patient since 1998. Taking medications Amlodipine 5mg and Atenolol 50mg (AMLO Press-AT). Now the BP reading shows as 160/120. How to lower the blood pressure?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are a case of chronic hypertension, you must regularly get your blood pressure checked from a local doctor and the dose needs to be adjusted accordingly either to increase or decrease. Investigations:- Routine investigations must be done including blood sugar,...  Read Full »

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

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 »

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