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.
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)?
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
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 m tn What else can we do to get her to eat? Is she in pain? or is she just too weak from not eating? How long does she have to be on the antibiotic for? Will she get her appetite back? I've read a lot of the threads on this website, as well as read Tony's guide. Thank you for any input.
Avatar m tn (should have mentioned, I'm getting a second opinion at the Royal Manchester eye hospital, which is the place to go for eyes in my neck of the woods. It's the UK, though, so it will probably take a couple of months to get seen, now it's down as non-urgent). Here's another question. How big are your spots? If I hold my arm outstretched, mine are about half the size of a fingertip. I know that's a bit vague, but I don;t know how else to rate them.
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.
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?
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 f tn they all have disountinuation syndrome, but Buspar is a non narcotic, so its not like if you take it for a week or so like your going to go through bad withdraws It has been approved for long term use........but I myself dont trust the FDA The Doc made a good choice trying you on that before he put you on a benzo.
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 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 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.
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 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.
3227046 tn?1458317076 I think unfortunately for those of us who have had episodes all our lives it can be easy to just brush it off as normal for us and nothing to worry about. I know mine always stopped on their own so I never gave it much thought, but there comes a time when it is important to take a serious look at the health of the heart and an ablation may be warranted. Your heart is stressed out and appears to be weakened.
Avatar f tn With phosphorus so high, there is something in the diet you are giving that is sending things out of control. I would say that while SubQs are okay, it will take too long to get things back to where they should be, so I would approach your vet and get them to give Bruna at least 3 days of IV fluids - then carry on with the SubQs. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and Enalapril is an ACE converter.