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Amlodipine vs. Ramipril for High Blood Pressure

Amlodipine

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Other Names: Norvasc

Ramipril

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Other Names: Altace
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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Rating: 3 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
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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By Amlodipine disaster
April 3, 2014
Amlodipine disaster wrote
Side effects and withdrawal from Amlodipine.
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By Lisa
April 2, 2014
Lisa wrote
amlodopine
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By Lauezz
February 26, 2014
Lauezz wrote
Letrozole and Ramipril
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
chris  |  March 6, 2014
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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
Michele  |  April 2, 2014
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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. Ramipril

342 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
started to gain a lot of weight while on Amlodipine. I...
...Amlodipine. Totoal water ...add that I started to gain a lot of weight while on Amlodipine. I would up your dose of Ramipril before ever considering Amlodipine. Has your Doctor...
CHANGED FROM RAMIPRIL TO AMLODIPINE 41 year old female with...
CHANGED FROM RAMIPRIL TO AMLODIPINE 41 year old female with high BP. eventually started on ramipril 5mg six months ago. ...and dizziness and doc decided to change me onto amlodipine 5mg. Have only...
Amlodipine i was suffering side effects which were headaches...
...so ramipril 5mg was added in and i was changed to Istin Amlodipine 5mg. ...Istin Amlodipine i was suffering side effects which were headaches, dizzyness, ...was working well with the Ramipril...
amlodipine which they hope to change to ramipril 3 months...
...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...
ramipril and found that I had the side effects you are...
...been on Ramipril for 2wks ...so far. I was placed on amlodipine prior to taking ramipril and found that I had the side effects you are experiencing plus episodes of blurred vision. However, Ram...
been changed to ramipril from amlodipine and taking the top...
...have just been changed to ramipril from amlodipine and taking the top dose ...the smaller doses, alas thge ramipril doesn't appear to be working ...I got stressed! the amlodipine I used to t...
bp pills (Amlodipine) to Ramipril, and he said \"Ramipril...
...of my bp pills (Amlodipine) to Ramipril, and he said \"Ramipril has the beneficial side ...Hence I have no problem at all taking Ramipril. In fact it ...made me take my diabetes so seriously...
took me off Amlodipine and prescribed Ramipril as soon...
...diabetic, he did it because of the kidney protecting qualities of Ramipril. I was also taking Bendrofluromethiazide but stopped that when I caught a virus and my doc told me to stop taking it as ...
below the basic required. I have been changed on to Ramipril...
...5mg for just 7 weeks but noticed that my resting heart rate which was usually 61 -63 rocketed up to 85-95 although the BP dropped below the basic required. I have been changed on to Ramipril...
[head in a vice, dizzy, tinnitus] was started on Ramipril...
...Ramipril and now irbesartan - what next ? Hi I ...screening in December]. I had to discontinue Amlodipine due to side effects [head in a vice, dizzy, tinnitus] was started on Ramipril BP well co...
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