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amlodipine besylate is there any alternative

I need to view medication that are healthy alternative for Amlodipine ## What alternative medication if any that could be suggested for amlodipine. I am researching. I know that my doctor has the last word. This one is causing serious swelling of my feet. Is it correct to assume that this medication is exclusive and no other can replace it? Don't think so. ## Hi, Derrick! Sorry about the edema problem that you're having. There are many other medications available that could replace it, but it depends on what you're using it to treat. Are you treating high blood pressure, or some other cardiac issue? If you're just treating hypertension, you may do well with Metoprolol. Learn more Metoprolol details here. But a cardiac issue could require a medication in a different class...

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Migraine headaches from Amlodipine?

Has anyone experienced migraine headaches while taking Amlodipine? ## No headaches but watched my blood pressure increase up to 200/95 immediately after it was swallowed. In the beginning it was okay but they changed manufacturers and who knows what inactive ingredients were added. Quit taking it and now only take Brand name Dyazide 37.5mg/25 mg capsule once a day in the morning same time every day. I even tried brand name NORVASC (amlodipine besylate) and that increased my blood pressure up to stroke levels. ## I have had no problem with Amlodipine. It has finally been the answer to my blood pressure problems. I was given 2.5 mg and it didn't help much but my doctor added another 2.5 mg at night and it's been wonderful. I have the 5mg to take - just in case. We tried that first...

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Amlodipine Besylate Ta AND LEMON JUICE

can drinking lemon juice reduce the effectivness of this pill. Warning on bottle says not to take grapefruit juice! ## No, it is relevant to a specific enzyme that's found in grapefruit, or the juice of it, but not other citrus fruits. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Which fruit or fruit juice interacts with amlodipine? ## Glad lemons r OK tryn to do all I can to live a lil longer n healthier thanks for all u do ## Can I drink Fresh Lemon juice while taking Amlodipine

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white pill 238 and 16

small white pill with 238 on one side and 16 on other side ## small white round pill 238 on one side and 16 on other side ## amlodipine 5 mg ## Hello, I was not able to find a pill with the imprint that you described but searching for a pill with a 238 imprint led me to find a pill that I believe you are describing. According to this search on the National Insitute of Health's pill identifier [NIH Search Link] there is a amlodipine pill that has the imprint 238 and IG on the back, which could easily be mistaken for a 16. Below is some additional information that I sourced from the NIH website on this medication. Product Code: 76282-238 Name: Amlodipine 5 MG Oral Tablet Ingredient(s): Amlodipine Besylate Imprint: 238;IG Label Author: Exelan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Color(s): White Shap...

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amlodipine besylate 10 mg is this time released

is the medicine amlodipine besylate medicine time released. ## Hi Barbara, Usually if a medication is time-released it will have one of the following abbreviations at the end of the drug name: XL, ER, SR, or perhaps some other similar notation. From my experience, if a label doesn't actually specify that it's time released in such a way, then it would probably be safe to assume that it's not. However, if you happen to know what the imprint/markings are on your tablet, I'd be happy to verify this for you. I hope this helps! ## The markings on his pill are IG on one side and 239 on the other. Thanks for the help ## What does BES after the printed name? ## @Barbara, My apologies for the late reply, as I just received notification of recent activity on this thread. I'm s...

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white octagon pill with nn one side 5 the other

Found a small octagonal white pill, no coating, NN on one side, letters separated by a single score, and 5 on opposite side in my sons room and just wanted to see what it is before talking to him about it. Never seen a pill like this in Canada. Help! ## I just found 1 if the same in my kitchen floor and no one in my household is perscribed this. What is it? ## It sounds like Amlodipine besylate which is a calcium blocker heart medication. Scary if it is being passed off as fun drugs. Can really mess you up.

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Round white pill with a capital C 127

What is a small round white pill with a capital C on one side and on the other side it has #127? ## Hi Sandra, Found a match! It's Amlodipine Besylate (5 mg), used for treating high blood pressure. NDC: 69097-127 Labeler: Cipla USA Inc. Markings: 127;C Shapes: Round Colors: White Size (mm): 8 Inactive Ingredients: -Cellulose, Microcrystalline -Dibasic Calcium Phosphate Dihydrate -Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato -Colloidal Silicon Dioxide -Magnesium Stearate Hope this helps!

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amlodipine and atenolol - can i take them together

I feel my heart beating irregularly and I was taking them before but my doc said to stop. Why, I don't know? I went to 'a and e' and the doc said I had a slight heart murmur. ## My heart beats faster when I take amlodipine and atenolol together. Is this normal? ## I have been taking this drug combination of amlodipine + atenolol for the last two years but now my feet are swelling. Is this common? Is this a side effect? ## Hello Jackie, According to the National Institute of Health there are known interactions between amlodipine and atenolol. One of the interactions is to experience headache, dizziness, feeling lightheaded, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart beat. They continue to say that this is more common when starting to take the medications together or when you ...

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Small white round pill C 127

What pill is this? Description: small white round perfect circle tablet with one side displaying “127” and the other side has a capital “C”. Please, any info would be appreciated. Thank you. ## A small white round pill with C on one side and 127 on the other is identified as Amlodipine Besylate 5mg, which is commonly used for treating hypertension. Labeler: Cipla USA Inc. NDC: 69097-127 Size: 8mm Inactive Ingredients: -Cellulose, Microcrystalline -Dibasic Calcium Phosphate Dihydrate -Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato -Colloidal Silicon Dioxide -Magnesium Stearate Hope this helps!

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Amlodipine and Losartan

I take 25 mg of Amlodipine and 10mg of Losartan. How long can I go without taking any before I am in danger? ## There is no way to say, so you should continue taking them as prescribed. The FDA warns that their typical side effects may possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Why are you missing doses? ## I'm taking losartan 50mg and I want to jump to amlodipine. What particular mg of amlodipine should I take to do it? ## My Dr has me taking 100 mg of losartan in the evening and 10 mg of amlodipine in the morning. The amlodipine only lowers my blood pressure to the 140/90 range and when I take the losartan in the evening it's down to 120/80 range. My question is, can I take the losartan and amlodipine together in the morning instead o...

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stop taking amlodipine

stopped 5mg. norvask & MY BP NORMAL 2 DAYS AFTER ## I have 90% of the symptoms listed and even the rare ones . I'm out of the medicine as of today and don't want to take it any more. ## I have been on Amlodipine for about 1 year. I started out taking 5mg but BP didn't come down, went up to 10 mg and started with the swelling of the feet ankles and legs, also had joint pain in my toes which made it hard to walk. Doc lowered it to 5mg again and the side effects stayed the same. Got sick of being run around by DR. so I took myself completely off Amlodipine 41/2 days ago. Swelling in the feet has gone down a lot but not completely, leg swelling is gone as is the joint pain. I quit drinking as of now and over all I an feeling so much better and get this my BP has gone down so...

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How can I lower my blood pressure fast

I take amlodipine besylate 10mg + lisinopril 40mg + metoprolol 25mg, but because it is a holiday, of course, my blood pressure is sky high, 197/101 at the lowest. How can I lower it fast? I need help. ## Hi Babs, Sorry to hear about your condition. I think from an outside perspective, the most I can suggest is to simply find ways to remain calm and stress-free throughout the day. It's always easier said than done, but if it were me, I may consider practicing meditation, taking a moment to stop whatever I'm doing & giving myself a break from reality (or other relaxing strategies you come up with). Some deep breathing exercises may be beneficial as well. Also, from a dietary standpoint, I'd find ways to cut back on sodium, heavily processed foods and any artificial ingredi...

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Amlodipine 5mg Dosing

I have been advised by my doctor to take amlodipne 5mg twice daily. Is amlodipine a single dose medicine or it can be taken in equal doses twice daily? ## I have a rx from my doctor. I have high blood pressure. ## I am taking NORVASC 10 mg tablet daily. I am now working in Bahrain and they have only NORVASC 5mg capsules. I have been taking the white tablet form. Are these NORVASC 5mg capsules similar with Norvasc 5mg tablets? ## Can you take amolodipine 5mg twice daily? ## You should take the dosage your doctor has prescribed and you should take it as they have prescribed. The FDA lists the typical side effects of these medications as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Coy, you should only have to double up to equal your normal dosage, ...

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white pill with 210 on one side

I have a girl here that is white round 210 on one side and on the other side okay and you could you help me please ## I have a pill that I forgot what it is and used for. The number is 210 .it is a big white pill. Looks like an ibeprophen. ## Amlodipine.. it's your high blood pressure medication ## Hello Kim, I am a little confused on what you mean by "210 on one side and on the other side okay". Does that mean that both sides of the pill have the imprint 210 or does your pill actually have the imprint "okay" on one side. Assuming it's the prior, I believe that Leon is correct in saying that what you have is an amlodipine which is medication for high blood pressure. I will provide some additional information on this pill. NDC: 67877-198 Imprint: 210 Label Author:...

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Lupin Pharmaceuticals Amlodipine (LU H13)

Since my Amlodipine pills were changed to Lupin Pharmaceuticals (LU H13 imprint) I have been having a really bad headache, my blood pressure is up and I've been having problems with my vision. I have been on this pill for years & never had any problems until this month when the manufacturer was changed to Lupin. ## Lupin lists this tablet as containing 10mgs of Amlodipine, is the same dosage that you were taking prior to receiving this tablet? The headache, and vision issues are listed as being normal side effects, according to FDA reports, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, and increased urination. How high has your blood pressure been? What is it normally for you? ## Same here! My pharmacy switched to LUPIN manufacturer too! My head feels like a snare drum by the 4th d...

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amlodipine+metoprolol+ramipril

I was taking amlodipine 5mg+metoprolol 50mg in the morning and ramipril 5mg in the evening. the heart rate dropped to 52-55/min. I have reduced metroprolol to 25mg since last 5 days. The BP is average 130/85 and heart rate is 58-62. Will it longer to stabilize and heart rate to increase further? Does the present combination of amlodipine 5mg+ metoprolol 25mg in the morning and ramipril 5mg in the evening have any serious side effects? I am 54 yrs old and hypertensive. ## I take Metoprolol 50mg. plus Lisinopril 40mg, plus Hydrochlorathiazide 25mg. together in the morning. Is that safe, no interactions? ## Sunil, you should consult your doctor, there is a chance that your lowered heart rate is not due to the medications, there could be something else going on. What time of day have you be...

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High Blood Pressure Medicine Changed

I am on the Ciplavasc 5 mg tablet for high blood pressure, but this month they gave me Austell Amlodipine. I'm scared to take it. I just want to know if it's the same type of tablet or is it different? ## They both contain the same active ingredient, Amlodipine, they have just been manufactured by different companies. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with? ## 6 months ago my blood pressure was 150/100+-. Now after 6 months my blood pressure is at 130/90. Can I stop taking medicine? My age is 47 and I'm a male from India. My weight is 63+- kgs and my height is 5 feet 6 inches. Please advise. ## I am 46 yrs old. I was operated on, on March 27th, 2018...

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white round pill with IG on one side 239 on the other side

white round pill with IG on one side and 235 on the other side ## A couple of related discussion threads state that this is Amlodipine 10 mg (a blood pressure pill). NDC: 60760-239 / 31722-239 Size: 10mm Labeler: Camber Pharmaceuticals Inactive Ingredients: -Cellulose, Microcrystalline -Anhydrous Dibasic Calcium Phosphate -Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato -Magnesium Stearate You can see: Do you have any other questions or information to add? Please post back if you do... ## I finished my first bottle of amlodipine blue round tabs 10mg M/A10, I went to get the refill, but did not notice this time is white round w/Ig/239. Is there any diff. bet. the two? Is it ok for me to take it. Do you charge for the question asked.? ## Amlodipine M/A10 is the one I took but this time they give me...

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Amlodipine Besylate coated pill

I have been taking 10 mg ofr Amlodipine Besylate. My problem is that it tastes horrible. Are there any of these in the generic that are coated. I gag every time I have to take this pill. Any information would be appreciated so I can ask my doctor for a pill specific if there is one! ## I don't know of any that are coated, but what I can tell you is that if you are tasting it, then you probably aren't taking it properly. Whenever you take medication, it should be places as far back in your mouth/throat, as possible, without choking yourself and immediately swallowed with a full 8 ounce glass of water. If you are tasting it, there is a good chance that you are either letting it sit in your mouth for too long, or not swallowing it with enough liquid to wash it down. If you are doin...

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white round pill 1540 10

whiye round pill g 1540 10 ## little white round pill with g 1540 ## what is the pill that is white, round, and has a 154 imprint on side ## Physicians Total Care lists the tablet with the G 1540 10 marking as containing 10mgs of Amlodipine, which is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. NDC code: 54868-5762 The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Jason, is that the complete marking? Can you please post back and clarify?

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