What are the side effects of amlodipine for high blood pressure?

What are the side effects of amlodipine for high blood pressure?

What are the side effects of amlodipine for high blood pressure?

The more common side effects that can occur with amlodipine include:

  • swelling of your legs or ankles.
  • tiredness or extreme sleepiness.
  • stomach pain.
  • nausea.
  • dizziness.
  • hot or warm feeling in your face (flushing)
  • irregular heart rate (arrhythmia)
  • very fast heart rate (palpitations)

When should I stop taking amlodipine?

Do not stop taking amlodipine suddenly. Although no “rebound” effect has been reported, it is better to slowly decrease the dosage over a period of time. Your doctor may advise you to take sublingual nitroglycerin for any break-through angina pain.

What are the rare side effects of amlodipine?

RARE side effects

  • large purple or brown skin blotches.
  • decreased blood platelets.
  • low levels of white blood cells.
  • depersonalization, a disconnection of one’s own sense of reality or identity.
  • depression.
  • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder.
  • a heart attack.
  • worsening angina.

Is amlodipine 10 mg good for high blood pressure?

Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or a certain type of chest pain called angina, a rare form of which is Prinzmetal’s or variant angina. In patients with high blood pressure this medicine works by relaxing blood vessels, so that blood passes through them more easily.

Is it OK to take vitamin C with amlodipine?

No interactions were found between amlodipine and Vitamin C.

What foods should I avoid when taking amlodipine?

Do not eat or drink lots of grapefruit or grapefruit juice. This is because grapefruit can increase the concentration of amlodipine in your body and worsen side effects.

What is dangerously high blood pressure?

Your blood pressure is considered high (stage 1) if it reads 130/80. Stage 2 high blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. If you get a blood pressure reading of 180/110 or higher more than once, seek medical treatment right away. A reading this high is considered “hypertensive crisis.”

Why is amlodipine given at night?

New research suggests that taking your blood pressure medication at bedtime may more effectively reduce your risk of illness or death due to heart and blood vessel disease. Timing of medication is important because blood pressure follows a daily rhythm. It rises higher during the day and falls at night when we sleep.

When should amlodipine not be taken?

Do not take this medicine if it has been more than 12 hours since you missed your last dose.

Should I stop taking amlodipine?

Can drinking too much water cause high blood pressure?

The National Academy of Sciences recommends drinking when thirsty rather than consuming a specific number of glasses daily. It is unlikely that drinking water raises blood pressure. A healthy body regulates fluids and electrolytes quickly.