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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   Nifedical
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 6,356 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2 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
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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By Amlodipine disaster
April 3, 2014
Amlodipine disaster wrote
Side effects and withdrawal from Amlodipine.
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By Lisa
April 2, 2014
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amlodopine
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By Lenoranne
January 17, 2014
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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
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Diovan doses needed
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What patients are saying about Amlodipine vs. Nifedipine

124 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
for it (Amlodipine, then changed to Nifedipine). Both these...
...a while - also fast heart rate. I had a 24 hour BP monitor, but overall, it was fine, and apparently I'm not a high risk for heart disease, so it wasn't treated. However, when the Raynauds was diag...
I've been changed from amlodipine to nifedipine without any...
...when you are on nifedipine you need higher therapeutic ...when you are on amlodipine (according to Manchester Royal ...are needed? I've been changed from amlodipine to nifedipine without a...
12-13 yrs.She was started on amlodipine 2.5 and she did...
...past 12-13 yrs.She was started on amlodipine 2.5 and she ...having acute cough .Amlodipine was changed to Nifedipine and the cough ...when her legs started becoming edematous.Nifedipine was t...
the side effects were horrid. My GP changed me to Amlodipine...
...horrid. My GP changed me to Amlodipine and I didn't have any negative side effects, thankfully. Though the hot flashes can get a tad embarrassing at times, but I take advantage of the heat surge...
(a calcium channel blocker) to amlodipine 5mg (another...
...up to 3 meds). I'm on perindopril (8mg) which is an ...and ave just changed from Nifedipine 30mg (a calcium channel blocker) to amlodipine 5mg (another calcium channel blocker)....
am now taking Amlodipine. It helps a little but still get...
...actual treatment. I had bad side effects from Nifedipine so am now taking Amlodipine. It helps a little but ...you Lizzie I have not had any ulcers but at times I get kind of blisters just unde...
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...
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...
in that I have been on Amlodipine and now am on Nifedipine...
...response.  I take both Rapamune and Tacrolimus.  I take 1 mg tacrolimus twice a ...lucky in that I have been on Amlodipine and now am on Nifedipine and neither has caused any swelling.  I do...
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