Losartan Potassium 100 Mg Vs Ic Amlodipine Besylate 10 Mg / 5 Mg

grannyshelper Says:

What is the difference and could i alternate if i ran out of one or the other.

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Verwon Says:

Losartan is an ARB and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker, so they are different types of medications, which are used to treat the same types of conditions. Different treatments work better for different people and sometimes, a combination may be required.

However no, alternating like that isn't advisable, for several reasons.

One would be due to the fact that they each take several weeks to reach their full effect in the body, so if you were switching off an on every few weeks, neither medication would actually have the chance to fully do its job.

And the next is due to the fact that abruptly stopping these types of medications could cause a rebound effect, which may result in elevated blood pressure and heart rate.

Thus, if you consider how both of the issues I listed could cause problems, you may see where I'm going with this and why regularly switching isn't a good idea. There's a really good chance of your causing elevations and then never getting it back under control.

Learn more Losartan details here and you can learn more Amlodipine details here.

Which has your doctor advised you to take?

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Dianne Says:

Looking for a saving or discount card for Lorsartan

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Sonia Says:

If I don't have amlodipine can I use loser tan instead just once?

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Babygirl Says:

Go to Sam's Club. You can get a 30 day supply for $4.00. You don't need a health insurance card. Just ask for the Brand TEVA. They will order it for you.

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goitse Says:

I hv been taking amtas 10 now I went for review they gave me atmas 5 and my BP is 135/83 is fine to take 5

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Eloise Says:

Re: Verwon (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

I'm presently taking Losartan 100mg and was informed that this drug doesn't well with Afro-American people. What's your take on this one.

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