Amlodipine

Last Update April 30, 2016
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker.
Uses: Amlodipine is prescribed for High Blood Pressure and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Read More
Other brands: Norvasc
Amlodipine (as besylate, mesylate or maleate) is a long-acting calcium channel blocker (dihydropyridine (DHP) class) used as an anti-h...
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1.7
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Positive 511 "I quit the Amlodipine over 2 weeks ago, & although I'm experiencing a vast improvement (burning feet & legs), it certainly has not completely gone. ...I was taking Amlodipine for just over a year, so I... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 872 "Hi, I've been on amlodipine for quite a few years now, and want my doctor to take me off it as I believe that it is causing me to feel very detached and switched off, as if I have no motivation, and... "Read more negative discussions
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| carlmtk4oel
After taking 5 MG AMLODIPINE for approximately (7-8) years, I can not get a sufficient erection to have sex. AMLODIPINE, from the very first, caused a big reduction in ability to get an erection. But, after taking it for (7-8) years, I can barely get an erection, but not sufficient to have sex.
I have quit taking Amlodipine, but my libido has not yet returned. I just hope my libido will get back to normal, in a few days, after quitting taking Amlodipine. It's very distressing to not be able to get sufficient erection to have sex. I just hope it gets back to normal soon... Is this a permanent condition, or is it reversible ?

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| B. Ranajit
I am 69 yrs old and have BP since last 3 yrs & diabetese since last 32 yrs. I a presently on following drugs as prescribed by Doctor.
1. Ecosprin 75 mg - 0-1-0
2. Olmine CH 40 mg - 1-0-0
3. S-Numlo 5 mg - 0-0-1
4. Insulin 30/70 mixtard - 6-8-6 units/day
5. Moxovas 0.2 mg - 1-0-1
Instead of items 3&5 can I take MOXOVAS A, a combination of 0.2 mg moxonidine & Amlodipine 5 mg at night ?

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| gailmarable
I am taking quinapril 20mg & amlodipine benaz 10/20mg and I am having leg pains real bad. I have only been on quinapril last than a year.

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| Faye Weaver
wt cures the hive and how long do they last HELP

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| Mrs J
Can I take antihistamines with amlodipine

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amlodipine
| patient
I was prescribed this medication for high-blood pressure. I experienced horrendous nightmares. They were so disturbing that I was awakened several times at night. This occurred nightly for two weeks until medication was stopped.
Deon
September 7, 2015
I did also!

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Leg Pain
| Lisa S.
I was originally place on Amlodipine 10mg and could not hardly stay awake as well as experiencing leg aches & pain. I have Arthritis anyway in my knees/ankles due to Lyme Disease so this drug has made everything worse 100x! I was place on 5 mg and leg pain persists. I'm going off of this drug. I don't need a drug that is going to inflate the pain I experience on a daily basis anyhow. Not a good drug!

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Sex drive
| Darrell
I been taking AMOLDIPINE 5MG , for 4 months and my sex drive went down ,I have no desire for sex before I was taking this drug my sex drive was crazy (LOL)

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sexual dysfunction
| Kofi
I am on Natrilix SR1.5 and Amedin 5mg for the past 14 months
Flora
August 11, 2014
Natrilix is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that is also used to relieve fluid retention

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Side effects and withdrawal from Amlodipine.
| Amlodipine disaster
I have never been so misled by my GP and so sick from taking Amlodipine. Having just been diagnosed with PTSD. I had a panic attack so my Dr put me on Buspar for anxiety and Amlodipine for my blood pressure. I became extremely weak and could barely sit up. my arms and legs didn't even feel like they belonged to me. I went to the dr and she told me I had the flu. Even though I clearly had no signs of the flu and I questioned her about the meds. I was told I had the flu, to go home and get some rest. The weakness got worse and tremors were astounding. I got Vertigo and was told it was because I was crying. I took myself to the dr several times to question her about these meds, but she wouldn't budge. When I asked her about why my tongue was so white...she simply said I was making myself sick. The next side effect was the incredible burning in my body, down my arms and legs, pins and needles as well. Again...no help from the DR. I missed a substantial amount of work due to these symptoms. Forced myself to go back even though I was still incredibly weak and still had the pins and needles. I gave up on my Dr. Took myself off the Buspar by myself, when I was told by doing that she would no long treat me. Which was fine with me because it felt like I was dieing and she apparently wasn't going to listen or help me. Things eventually got better except for the constant fatigue and pins and needles. Even that got better with time. I put up with the other side effects that I could live with. I took the med for 2 years. Because of the constant fatigue and still having slight pins and needles I decided I wanted to stop taking the Amlodipine. My BP was fine. all other lab work was great. I was told by the Dr and pharmacist that going off the med was fine. When I did....all the very same symptoms I suffered when I first started taking the drug cam back. Again...no one could explain it. This drug should be banned and any DR who prescribes a med out to be just as informed of the less common side effects that can be associated with any and all med. And stop assuming that just because they are a rare occurrence or they've never heard of them before, that your complaints are not valid. And for Gods sake...take your patient off the med asap. I have PTSD. That doesn't make me crazy, doesn't mean I have HBP. And it certainly does not mean that I don't know the difference between something that's making me extremely sick and the flu. Now the question is......is the damage cause by this drug going to be permanent.
May 23, 2015
My experience was very similar, minus the side effects when I quit taking it. I am a computer programmer and work was impossible. I was anxious all the time and as you say weak as a kitten. My cardiologist was "sold" on the idea of me staying on this, but I went to a walk-in clinic and changed back to Lisonipril. Later I added 500 mg of time-released over the counter niacin to the Lisinopril. My BP is now about 115/75, something in that range, every time I take it. It was much higher on t

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Facts about Amlodipine

What does Amlodipine treat?
C Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Amlodipine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alchohol warning on Amlodipine
There may be a negative interaction between Amlodipine and alcohol.
How do I obtain Amlodipine?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Amlodipine?
Pill
What dosages are available?
2.5 mg Tablet, 5 mg Tablet, 10 mg Tablet
Ingredients
Amlodipine Besylate
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