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Amlodipine vs. Nifedipine for High Blood Pressure

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Amlodipine

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Other Names: Norvasc

Nifedipine

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Other Names: Procardia   Adalat   Procardia XL   Adalat CC
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 6,082 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 7,902 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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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
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What patients are saying about Amlodipine vs. Nifedipine

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case, I have used Amlodipine with good very results [total...
...in case, I have used Amlodipine with good very results ...about to use Nifedipine taken first tab today feel alot better already, sometimes when you take em you will get a bit dizzy as your body...
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...
Changed to Amlodipine 5mg Cozaar 50mg,no side effects...
...CTZ, Atenolol and Nifedipine; cough, extreme headache and depression. Changed to Amlodipine 5mg Cozaar 50mg,no side...
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...
in that I have been on Amlodipine and now am on Nifedipine...
... I take both Rapamune and ...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 i...
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 ....
...you are on amlodipine (according ...needed? I've been changed from amlodipine to nifedipine without any change in immune suppression drug levels and am now starting to feel pretty grotty ...
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...
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...
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