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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 vs Nifedipine

Amlodipine
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Nifedipine
Other name: Norvasc Norvasc
Other name: Procardia Procardia
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Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
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1.7
Concern level
3.8
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
2.4
Concern level
3.3
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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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Headaches
10
Dizzy
9
Nausea
7
Tiredness
6
Cough
4
Depression
3
Swollen Ankles
3
Stomach Pain
2
Edema
2
Palpitations
2
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Headaches
8
Spasms
5
Dizzy
3
Bleeding
2
Depression
2
Tiredness
2
Hypertensive Crisis
2
Cramping
2
Itching
2
Burning
2
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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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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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w taking Amlodipine. It helps a little but still get some...
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" ...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... "

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with Nifedipine, I did so changed to Amlodipine and that's...
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" Some people get headaches with Nifedipine, I did so changed to Amlodipine and that's fine for me. Also take Diltiazem but that was for Ectopic Heart Beats (extra... "

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" I 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 hot... "

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

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on nifedipine but this was changed to Amlodipine. This is...
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" I was on nifedipine but this was changed to Amlodipine. This is to open up blood vessels to help with raynauds. I am on... "

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in that I have been on Amlodipine and now am on Nifedipine...
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" ...for your response. I take both Rapamune and Tacrolimus. I take ...in that I have been on Amlodipine and now am on Nifedipine and neither has caused any swelling. I do realize that there are a... "

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, I have been on it for years but when I have felt dizzy i...
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" ...but Nifedipine was better. 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 it has been because ...prescribed a smaller... "

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

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rs.She was started on amlodipine 2.5 and she did fine for 3...
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" ...from the past 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 cough subsided.For... "

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put me on amlodipine which has worked wonders in the past....
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" I was put on nifedipine (adalat retard) when I was ...went back to my GP and they put me on amlodipine which has worked wonders in the past. I also took Ginkgo Biloba extract and ginger extract... "

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