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Amlodipine vs. Ramipril for High Blood Pressure

Amlodipine

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Other Names: Norvasc

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Other Names: Altace
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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
Ramipril (marketed as Prilace by Arrow Pharmaceuticals in Australia, Ramipro by Westfield Pharma in the Philippines, Tritace by Sanofi-Aventis and Altace by King Pharmaceuticals in the United States) is an ACE inhibitor, used to t... Read more on Wikipedia
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i was diagnosed with breast cancer august 2013 spread to lungs and bones, only this month i have been getting joint pain and pins and needles in hands like yourself, what are you taking, im just taking paracetamol for pain
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By Lenoranne
January 17, 2014
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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. Ramipril

340 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I am on Ramipril 10 mg and Amlodipine 10 mg. The problem I...
...in February 2013. I am on Ramipril 10 mg and Amlodipine 10 mg. The problem I have now ...it makes me feel so dizzy and really weak. ...3 days. It was the same with Indapamide dizzy spells ...
and swollen, still feel dizzy at times and really tired...
...eventually started on ramipril 5mg ...onto amlodipine 5mg. Have only been on this for just over a week and feet and legs getting tight and swollen, still feel dizzy at times and really tired. Sh...
too take amlodipine & ramipril and have the same problem of...
...5mg of amlodipine and 1 5mg of lisinopril and day but have notice my hair thinning so have? Yes, high BP meds do tend to thin the hair, I too take amlodipine & ramipril and have the same problem of...
- am definitely noticing the fluid retention happening...
...on Amlodipine and Ramipril - but got the cough, not too bad ...I was switched from Ramipril to Irbesarten, ...higher dose of Amlodipine - am definitely noticing the fluid retention happening ...
Broke out in a major rash after 2 days. Amlodipine: Current...
...Had taken it for over 10 years before developing a chronic cough. Losartan: Broke out in a major rash after 2 days. Amlodipine: Current med. My PC ...so I'm thinking the Amlodipine might work ...
and with diet change and more exercise my bp is normal
I think Ramipril was the one that gave me a most annoying chest 'tickle' as soon ...etc). I now just take a low dose Amlodipine and with diet change and more exercise my bp is normal...
slightly swollen then this evening I have a red itchy rash...
...Amlodipine for 2 weeks and the last few days have noticed that my feet are very red and slightly swollen then this evening I have a red itchy rash on ...Ramipril at first and after a few weeks d...
10mg . Havnt had any side effects like coughing...
I take ramipril 10mg ,and i take amlodipine 10mg . Havnt had any side effects like coughing or weight...
high bp currently taking 10mg amlodipine which they hope to...
...now after tx im having same trouble as mike high bp currently taking 10mg amlodipine which they hope to change to ramipril 3 months post tx...
Amlodipine due to side effects [head in a vice, dizzy...
...then Ramipril and now irbesartan - what next ? Hi I am ...December]. I had to discontinue Amlodipine due to side effects [head in a vice, dizzy, tinnitus] was started on Ramipril BP well control...
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