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Amlodipine vs. Metoprolol for High Blood Pressure

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Amlodipine

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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 6,521 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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Amlodipine (as besylate, mesylate or maleate) is a long-acting calcium channel blocker (dihydropyridine (DHP) class) used as an anti-hypertensive and in the treatment of Angina pectoris. Like other calcium channel blockers, amlodipine acts by relaxing th... Read more on Wikipedia
Metoprolol is a selective beta blocker used in treatment of several diseases of the cardiovascular system, especially hypertension. The active substance metoprolol is employed either as metoprolol succinic acid or metoprolol tartrate (where 100\... Read more on Wikipedia
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June 22, 2014
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By Pete
May 23, 2014
Pete wrote
Metaprolol vs. Verapamil
Glad to hear that. I was on Verapimil for 5-6 years but finally had to stop due to out of control gum swelling (a side effect). Was put on Metaprolol earlier this year, but now am experiencing severe joint pain throughout my body. Going to ask the doc soon for something different.
Wendy  |  October 15, 2014
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By Amlodipine disaster
April 3, 2014
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Side effects and withdrawal from Amlodipine.
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By Lisa
April 2, 2014
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March 28, 2014
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By Ann Green
March 1, 2014
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By anish
February 11, 2014
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By Lenoranne
January 17, 2014
Lenoranne wrote
Amlodipine
Amlodipine side effects for me were extreme fatigue and muscle weakness. Burning sensation throughout my whole body, pins and needles all over. I didn't sweat the small stuff like constipation and gas, vertigo, sore joints and insomnia at first. Took it for 2 yrs because my doctor had also prescribed Buspar for anxiety. When I got horribly sick and I wanted to take myself off, she said if I did she wouldn't treat me anymore. Went to some one else, took myself off the Buspar but continued Amlodi
Michele  |  April 2, 2014
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By Lorraine laFlamme
October 22, 2013
Lorraine laFlamme wrote
Blood Clot
I am on Metoprolol Succinate, 25 mg twice a day for BP control. My pulse can go down to the 50's but it is mostly between 60 and 80 during the 12 hours till next dose. I recently had an eschemic stroke and I am wondering if it contributed to the clot, along with Hydrochlorothiazide I was taking.
Ashman  |  June 7, 2014
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By Naomi
September 26, 2013
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By Betty
September 1, 2013
Betty wrote
Shortness of breath and Metoprolol
Metoprolol is a generic is generic of Toprol, and can be obtained at $4 for 30 days at Kroger Pharm. But you need to try something else and make sure you tell your doctor that you want generic. Most generic works as well as the brand name, but the doctors are fed and entertained by the pharmaceutical companies to prescribe the brand name, BRIBERY?
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August 29, 2013
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Diovan doses needed
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What patients are saying about Amlodipine vs. Metoprolol

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make the connection between my bp med and my swollen feet...
...amlodipine for 2 years it controled my blood pressure well but it made my feet swell up so much it actually hurted that I couldn´t walk or stand for for long periods couln´t wear shoes cause it mad...
spikes. 185/92 just that quick. I'm having anxiety attacks...
...on metoprolol for over a year with good effects. And then it quit working.BP went to ...pill and amlodipine in am. By early eve my bp spikes. 185/92 just that quick. I'm having anxiety attacks f...
of breath,itching ,rash,hot flash,headache...
...itching, rash, hot flashes and headache after taking metoprolol and ...amlodipine. After I take these drugs. I get,lightheadness,shortness of breath,itching ,rash,hot flash,headache.i have had...
Norvasc has been best medication for me without side effects...
...back to 117/75 level when I used to take 5mg? Present level ranges from 135-161/85 and am already taking 10mg. Or should I just take diuretic until my bp normalizes again? Amlodipine or Norvasc...
after my blood pressure had gone up following reduced...
...having problems with already (from Metoprolol that I am taking with Amlodipine). My doctor mentioned increasing dosage for Amlodipine after my blood pressure had gone u...
MedsChat.com I was taking amlodipine 5mg metoprolol 50mg in...
...I was taking amlodipine 5mg metoprolol 50mg in the morning ...dropped to 52-55/min. I have reduced metroprolol to 25mg since last ...the present combination of amlodipine 5mg metoprolol 25mg...
for 2 years). Amlodipine helps my bottom BP, but on...
Day 5 on amlodipine. I take it with 100 mg of Metoprolol(been on Metoprolol for 2 years). Amlodipine helps my bottom BP, but on ...out of my system. The swelling in my face and neck ...be associ...
pressure. I am taking 10 mg of Amlodipine and I was taking...
...pressure. I am taking 10 mg of Amlodipine and I was taking 10 mg. of Metoprolol. I was having more breathing problems than usual and ...ER, the doctor there told me to stop taking the Metoprolo,...
the lisinopril I was on 10mg of Amlodipine and that dropped...
...along with 50mg of Metoprolol 2x a day. This keeps my BP averaging 130's/70's. Before the lisinopril I was on 10mg of Amlodipine and that dropped...
more stamina, etc. Haven't experienced any side effects...
...and 1 amlodipine in the morning. Also take coumadine as I have a mechanical aortic heart valve. No more drowsiness, extreme tiredness, more stamina, etc. Haven't experienced any side effects at al...
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