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Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure is a cardiac Chronic (medicine) Disease in which the systemic arterial blood pressure ...
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Amlodipine
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Nifedipine
Other name: Norvasc (Norvasc)
Other name: Procardia (Procardia)
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7,395
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Raynauds
Raynaud's Phenomenon*
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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...
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Nifedipine (brand names Adalat, Nifediac, Cordipin, Nifedical, and Procardia) is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker. Its main uses are as an antianginal (especially in Prinzmetal's angina) and antihypertensive, althou...
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Top Concerns
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Headaches
10
Dizzy
9
Nausea
7
Tiredness
6
Cough
4
Low Blood Pressure
3
Depression
3
Swollen Ankles
3
Stomach Pain
3
Drowsy
2
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Headaches
8
Spasms
4
Low Blood Pressure
3
Dizzy
2
Bleeding
2
Depression
2
Cramping
2
Tiredness
2
Hypertensive Crisis
2
Itching
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About Amlodipine
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...
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About Nifedipine
Nifedipine (brand names Adalat, Nifediac, Cordipin, Nifedical, and Procardia) is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker. Its main uses are as an antianginal (especially in Prinzmetal's angina) and antihypertensive, althou...
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am now taking Amlodipine. It helps a little but still get...
" ...the actual treatment. I had bad side effects from Nifedipine so am now taking Amlodipine. It helps a little but still ...but at times I get kind of blisters just under the skin... "

and I didn't have any negative side effects, thankfully....
" ...was taking Nifedipine but the side effects were horrid. My GP changed me to Amlodipine and I didn't have any negative side effects, thankfully. Though the ...haha!! I have primary Raynauds. Best... "

case, I have used Amlodipine with good very results [total...
" ...just in case, I have used Amlodipine with good very results [total ...lower backpumps and pain]and am about to use Nifedipine taken first tab today feel alot better already, sometimes when you... "

in that I have been on Amlodipine and now am on Nifedipine...
" ...I take both Rapamune and ...I have been on Amlodipine and now am on Nifedipine and neither has caused any swelling. I do realize that there are a variety of causes of feet and leg swelling ... "

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it, I have been on it for years but when I have felt dizzy...
" ...Nifedipine I have found was very good and the old Raynaud's improved on it, I have been on it for years but when I have felt dizzy ...Did they check your blood pressure while you were taking Nif... "

drug levels and am now starting to feel pretty grotty ....
" ...than when you are on amlodipine (according to Manchester ...from amlodipine to nifedipine without any change in immune suppression drug levels and am now starting to feel pretty grotty ... (off ... "

yrs.She was started on amlodipine 2.5 and she did fine for...
" ...12-13 yrs.She was started on amlodipine 2.5 and she did fine for 3-4yrs when she started having acute cough .Amlodipine was changed to Nifedipine and the ...becoming edematous.Nifedipine was... "

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to each person. I used nifedipine 20mg before and yup it...
" ...to each person. I used nifedipine 20mg before and yup it ...if it don't you may try amlodipine. I have changed to amlodipine and thanks God it works better with no side effect. It is better to... "

Hypertension I was prescribed Amlodipine 2.5 mg for my BP,2...
" ...2.5 mg for my BP,2 months ago.As my BP was not controlled gradually my dose was increased to 7.5 mg and still it is 160 to165 systolic and 85 to92 diastolic and sometimes it is around 150/80. Can... "

it is not so. 90% of pts on Amlodipine have ankle edema...
" ...are reports that Amlodipine can cause generalised anasarca. It is said that S Amlodipine produces less edema. In practice, it is not so. 90% of pts on Amlodipine have ankle edema. Not so with... "

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