How long does it take for amlodipine to work

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Avatar_m_tn amlodipine, Victrelis (boceprevir) Boceprevir may increase the blood levels and effects of amLODIPine. This can increase the risk of serious side effects such as irregular heart rhythm, fluid retention, swelling, heart failure, and excessively low blood pressure. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications.
Avatar_f_tn Could Atenolol use over the years be causing this to happen and will it subside eventually? How long does it take for Atenolol to completely leave your system? I don't eat red meat or pork and I eat lots of veggies so other than diet, are there alternatives that could help me reduce my BP that I may not be aware of (other than exercise, which I do 7-days a week) and a low sodium diet?
Avatar_m_tn I know I had a tingling place in my leg when the needle was put in to a certain acupuncture point in my left leg. It took a really long time of treatments for that tingling to go away (while treatments continued, I think it's back now).
Avatar_n_tn Because the stuff worked on my heart it was worth it to me to try to get used to it or work with the dosing with my doctor. After several different trials, I am now taking 5 mg bystolic and no lisinopril and my body seems to have adjusted. While I am overweight, I did not gain any additional weight as others have mentioned. I am also not exhausted. I recently had blood work so we will see if it had some kind of effect on my cholesterol as others have had. I hope not.
Avatar_m_tn I use to get them from lots of other stimulus too. I sisn't say how long you've had it, but to be free of it is truely life altering. I gave my EP an man hug when I saw him for a followup, and he was kind of bewildered, as he didn't fully grasp how he changed my life. I can't tell you what I missed out on, or what I could have potentially accomplished if I had had this done (or if they had the technology) 40 years ago.
Avatar_m_tn everyone gets heart disease at some time, to start off exercising go for a little jog then gradually build it up over weeks, if you can walk up a hill and talk at the same time and not gasp for air that is how u know you are fine BUT if you start gasping for air stop because you're overdoing it, you can lower your cholesterol and reduce your bp its never too late, good luck
1209084_tn?1267371006 The surgeon was unable to place stents or relieve either blockage at that time, and they sent me home with three new prescriptions for Metoprolol, Amlodipine, and Niacin. My question is, how common is it for an angioplasty to simply be impossible to accomplish? And can the medication changes I've received clear these blockages and eliminate the need to have an angioplasty at all (with the prerequisite lifestyle changes, which I have started to do)?
478554_tn?1208038007 As experiment, I stopped taking this Hyrochorothiatide Diuretic HZT drug for a short period, and blood work confirm the normal Triglycerides reading of below 190. For long term, I very much want to replace the Hyrodchlorothiazide with other similar drug (diuretic) but without the Triglycerides side effect. After almost 3 years of trying, so far, me & my physicians have not found a good alternative. I am very frustrated. Thank you for your advice.
612551_tn?1450025775 When I see my BP around 105/60, and I feel that it's taking too long for my heart to get up to speed when I work out, I stop a dose for a day, pehaps take half my normal dose the second day, then I go back on my maintenance dose. When you stop, the drug is slashed in half after 6 hours, then is slashed in half again in 12 hours, etc. At one time before my ablation I was on 200mg of Metoprolol for about a month and a half.
179332_tn?1273250959 scared to take next one prescribed!! I've been to an Allergist this past week for skin testing... but, does anyone else suffer from BP med allergies? I get itchy all over, cheeks swell, face puffs a bit and face and neck turns bright red...Help!
Avatar_n_tn Calcium channel blockers so far have proved to be just as ineffective, but I am currently taking 600mg of gabapentin daily, as it DOES seem to keep some of the attacks at bay....for a while anyway, so instead of getting them 20 out of 30 to 31 days in a month I only had two episodes lasting anywhere from 3 to 5 days each time....that has been this month. So it's a slight improvement, and that's better than nothing. I do NOT sleep, it's a problem......
Avatar_m_tn Also bile acid serum samples have to be sent to the lab frozen. And again, be careful when using irbesartan regarding dizziness. It might take a while to adapt to it, since it will lower your blood pressure.
Avatar_m_tn Thanks remar, the meds I'm taking is hydrochloric thiazides 25mg(for a month now no affect) so he added amlodipine 5mg(just started today) to go with it. I'm hoping I can get it down soon, does anyone know how long I have before it does something tragic or does something perminatly wrong to my body? Cause so far the first meds did not work, I only took half of my amlodipine today to see if I'd have any strong side affects, but will take the whole 5mg tomorrow.
Avatar_m_tn and sometimes when it hits it hits hard and I have to either press back against it hard or try to strech with it hard to get it let hits hard enought to double me over at times...I was taking some other drugs for high closteral but that is under control now and no longer take them and that has helped some...actually I eat a lot of oat meal which really seemed to fix that, my last blood work it was at 134...
1442108_tn?1284165568 But unfortunetly, I can't afford to investigate her problems as I should. So, I guess, my question is, how long would the trilostane take to start making a difference, it's been 2 and 1/2 week since the drug increase. Or could it be her heart, even though we doubled the dose and it didn't help? What about the facial paralysis, does she feel any discomfort? I am very lost, if anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate it.
415098_tn?1214860436 You must understand that the medicine takes time to work and sometimes it might take 3 weeks. I'm just puzzled why your doctor does not prescribe duretics for a start.
Avatar_n_tn How long should it take for any signs of improvement? I dont want him to be put to sleep unless this is the kindest option for him as he is much loved, but equally I dont want him to suffer. Thanks.
Avatar_m_tn He did however prescribe her Amlodipine 5mg and advised her to rest in bed for the remainder of the holiday and to stay out of the sun. We returned to our house in SW France and my children had made an appointment with a local renowned Cardiologist for the following day. After more tests, ECG etc. he also found nothing of concern.
Avatar_n_tn Also, has your mother noticed any improvement in her symptoms after leaving her printing job? How long has it been that she has not gone to work? What medication has the doctor prescribed? Have any blood tests been done? Are the reports normal? Let us know how she is doing now and also if you have any doubts. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Avatar_n_tn It would take a great desire for trying to help your leg to commit to go that distance to the Y. I know prior to arthroscopic knee surgery, the YMCA I went to after work, it was typically more than a 30 minute drive from work to get there from my job, but was fairly close to home, which is nice when you are wet. It is a blessing to have insurance. But there can be pitfalls in any event. If you consider yourself disabled, have you tried applying for disability?
9894787_tn?1407180911 I have wasted so much time and money trying to keep the demons at bay knowing all too well that they ALWAYS find me. So making it to day 22 is a big deal for me. For the first time in years I feel like a real human being again. I totally forgot how great that feels. I'm not gonna lie, I still have difficult days but nothing like in the beginning of detox. I guess my question is, how long before my energy levels come back?
Avatar_n_tn I forgot to tell you the patch too causes me to have red welts and itching like crazy but only for about 2 days and I don't say anything to the doctor about it, I don't want the oral clonidine, I'm taking all this other stuff orally this is enough for my stomach and liver besides they gave me oral Clonidine at the ER with ZERO results and then they finally put me on a beta blocker IV which brought the BP down almost instantly, but they waited 4 hrs to hook me on this bag don't know why I kept on
Avatar_m_tn My energy level has also really improved and I feel 100 times better. I guess it would still take a lot of time for me to recover completely. By the way, how are you feeling now?
Avatar_m_tn My heart rate is still high and I am not going to comply since it does not work. I am going to discuss this ASAP with him. I feel for everyone here, as I know what a rapid heart rate is like.
769333_tn?1235218024 My question is I hear so much about the addiction of alprazolam and wonder if this will work for a while again and will we have to increase it again. How do I explain to my neurologist my concerns for his negative feelings about alprazolam? My children say he is 85yrs old, been through much...forget the addiction if it makes him sleep. Stopped neurolgist's order and told his nurse I was giving him 2 alpra at 9pm and we have both had 2 nights of blissful sleep.
Avatar_m_tn I am really worried things will get worse and i know myself that if it does then its not safe for me to drive. Saying that i can go out and drive and not experience any brain fog for a whole week and if i do it only usually lasts for seconds. When it does happen i usually slow down and i can understand now why older citizens sometimes. drive so slowly . I suffer from high blood pressure and take Amlodipine for this.
Avatar_n_tn I have been doing some research on the medication but I am still confused on the side effects and how it will effect him? I know it is not going to be easy for me and my two teenage boys but I believe that we can get through this if we stay strong for him. I am also worried about whether or not I should continue working. Please help me, any input you or anyone else can give will be of great appreciation.
Avatar_n_tn As a matter of fact, one doctor told me that my original doctor who prescribed Calan for me, was wrong to prescribe that drug and that it wouldnt work for my type of arrhythmia. Gives you a lot of confidence doesn't it?
Avatar_n_tn I came across a story about a guy on a raft in the lake and they were welding a nearby deck and his ICD shocked him for no reason. I guess they attributed it to the welding going on nearby. The man had no reason for his ICD to fire, it just went off. I hope you continued progress with the EF, hope you can lower the coreg. I am on coreg too and it definitely makes you tired! Good Luck!
21064_tn?1309312333 I take Sotalol for afib and tach-no real side effects. It does work well-it is a beta blocker/anti-arrthyhmic. I used to take Coreg for heart failure-no side effects until they upped my dose, then hypotensive and dizzy alot.I was on digoxin to slow my rate, which it did too well.I used to take Profafenone for arrthymhias-no side effects for me. I take red yeast rice and fish oil for cholesterol (both with my cardiologists blessing).