How long does it take for norvasc to work

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Avatar m tn - Is Diltiazem as affective as Norvasc? I see less info on the net for this med than Norvasc. - How long might it take for this rash/hive condition to pass? - Have you ever seen a patient that is allergic to all c-channel blockers? I ask because I'd like to remain on a c-channel blocker for at least a little while, so I am hoping that it will be likely that one of them will work for me. Thanks in advance for your opinions.
739070 tn?1338607002 Did you take it for blood pressure or heart condition or other(migrane prophylaxis)? Norvasc and verapamil are both calcium channel blockers but I believe they have different mechanisms of action. Thanks for trying to answer my question. Have been reading your posts. I wish you well and pray for a timely answer to your problems.
2107676 tn?1388977459 My head was clear after a week but it took awhile for my energy to come back. About a month for me. I had neglected my health though, so that is not surprising. I can honestly say that I feel terrific now. I am amazed because I feel better than I did before I started taking pills. Who knew that healthy living would make you feel better than taking a pill for energy? I have to laugh at myself!
Avatar m tn The problem in listing blood pressure meds that you can take is that there are a lot of them and people respond differently. In addition, the doctor usually picks a certain medication or a certain category of medications for a reason. You are on a calcium channel blocker but none of us knows why your doc picked that drug. We would be taking stabs in the dark suggesting any number of drugs that may not be indicated in your case.
Avatar f tn How long did it take for yours to increase that much? What is your age? Is there any link between hormones and your sudden increase maybe?
518798 tn?1295215879 I hate it for you but don't let it get to you....I've had MULTIPLE surgeries and had to move to a different state for two of them. Doctor's are like everybody else,,,some good, some bad. If you ask them to keep narcotics away from you they will- happily- at any cost. I don't know how you'd check the database with hippa laws and all. Probably need a code. Altho if you ever found that out.....that doc would be toast. Take care...sorry so long too but I know it's buggin'ya.
Avatar n tn Here are the questions that would help us understand what now? Dr already told us not to expect a long life from the ICD, because it is having to work almost constantly instead of just as needed randomly. With the ICD inplace helping him pace his heart ( he is in AFIB most of the time) and with it being there to zap him if it gets out of control, what is the life expectancy. What other issues from his weak heart will not be helped? Does the ICD work every time?
Avatar n tn Multiple things can throw off these non-invasive tests, and while it is unusual to have such discrepant results, it sometimes happens. It is certainly a shame that you had to undergo the cath due to false positive tests, but I wish we had more patients who got the news you did.
Avatar n tn I don't want to run to the ER everytime I experience a little pain but I can't seem to stop worrying about it. Would it be normal for chest pain from the heart to go on this long? About me, total colesterol is 199, HDL 46, LDL 88 & TRI's 280. Blood pressure is controlled and stable at 115-55. There is no history of early onset heart disease in my family as well.
Avatar f tn I agree. It does slow you down metabolically some, but it's really not too disastrous of a price to pay for being slowed down from tachydysrhythmias. It is a fairly safe drug and usually well tolerated. All the beta blockers have that side effect. Sitting around not being able to move is certainly not without it problems either. I think you will find it a reasonable solution. Good luck.
463339 tn?1207536484 I think its important to try and understand why you are miscarrying in order to fully know how to work with it. I think a second opinion is always a wise decision, especially when you consider the financial factors and the emotional ones too!
876405 tn?1243511886 com/Q/How_many_cells_are_in_an_adult_human_heart) maybe it's easier to understand how difficult it would be for a doc to map and blast ALL the misfiring cells in a patient who had many of of them in various places. There is a limit to how much heart you can burn and keep the patient alive.
Avatar n tn I've heard about small vessel disease but know nothing about it. I would say that the solution is to figure out how to stop the process and how to stimulate vasular growth. I would say that beta blocker's wouldn't be my first choice in a BP drug, especially if you are physically active. I would go for an ACE inhibitor, such as Altace. You might read some research on them. They seem to have a beneficial effect on the endothelial cells. Also, although I carry nitro, I have never taken it.
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!
1703392 tn?1307454100 He told me typically they take about 2-3 hours. He spend 5 hours in there (7 on the table) It did not work for me, but the proceedure wasn't that bad.
1589557 tn?1311207417 The EP recommended 200mg to 400mg which seems high compared to the others, so I was scarred to take it. But it is the lowest dose possible for this drug. I initially divided the capsule in half, to 100mg to get used to it. While he said it would have no effect at that amount, I did it anyway. And I took it at night, so that if it did cause me to be tired, then I'd have a better sleep.
450439 tn?1249236838 I am so afraid of having an attack while out in public, I have to make myself take walks, etc, and the entire time, I feel like a time bomb, I pray like crazy the entire time, it helps some, but, I still get really uptight, which usually will lead to those dang PAC's. Going to work would be sooo hard for me, if I could even do it, I just know that when I got home, I, too, would sit all day on the couch and watch TV and worry. So, you are NOT alone in this.
214864 tn?1229718839 ) and I had the worse side effects from taking it. I only took it for 2 weeks until I couldn't take it anymore! I was tired and looked tired too and I had no energy at all. I felt like my mind wasn't with it too - a spacey like feeling - that was weird. Anyway, I would recommend asking your doctor about Bystolic. I would recommend it to anyone that has to take a beta-blocker.
Avatar m tn I've tried it for my stomach inflammation but haven't noticed anything positive or negative. How long does it take to work. I've been using the liquid, not the gel per say. Health food store guy said they're similar.
Avatar n tn it takes a long, long time to get completely out of your system... it is either that it takes that long to get out of your system or that there is damage done that takes a long time to get over. don't really know which it is but i know it is hard. i have alot of respect for the drug methadone, a healthy amount of respect... don't EVER want to go through that again...
Avatar n tn Do you have any confirmation from a Doc that Norvasc is the cause of it? Yes for sure it is the norvasc for me i didn't know why all the sudden i was having severe heart burn but when i went to the dr. he said norvasc is caused it. but the norvasc has been the best meds that have helped me. i take aciphex now 20 mg per day. also did you have a heart cath to determine your spasms. i get them few and far between now so far this month about one a week. but i know what you mean.
Avatar m tn I suggest you ask your doctor about discontinuing the norvasc for a short while (a few days? a couple of weeks? I don't know how long is needed for the med to completely clear out of your system) so you can take your at home blood pressure readings without the influence of that med, at the same varied times on each of the days (& record those for the doctor's office to review), which ought to help determine whether you need to remain on norvasc.
712042 tn?1254572809 I was awake/conscious for most it and was even pleased when the docs were able to reproduce my symptoms! Unfortunately the recovery drug just didn't work therefore the confirmation of cardiac microvascular dysfunction. Emory, Mayo and U-FL,all researchers working on the same NIH study protocol for this dysfunction had not seen a case so severe. Needless to say a rough few days at Emory until they got my meds correct..............loads of IV nitro.
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Avatar n tn 1. In general, how long does it take for Altace to lower my systolic blood pressure? Will I see a change in a week, several weeks, etc.? 2. Initially the first few days that I have stopped taking vasotec(20mg) and started taking Altace(10mg) I have seen a rise in my blood pressure. Is this normal? 3. Does my body have to acclamate to the change in ace inhibitors before I start noticing a drop in my blood pressure? 4.
Avatar n tn How long does it usually take for the higher dose to take effect? When should I notice a difference, if any?
Avatar f tn The second day on the Benicar I did good but when I left work I forgot to go to pharmacy for Norvasc so I was gong after dinner. Before I had the chance within a 2 minute time frame my heart rate went from normal to 160 bpm and would not stop. Went to er where they did blood work and said all blood work looked normal. I experienced the racing and shortness of breath for about 2 to 3 hours off and on. Er doc said probably some tachardia due to stopping the beta blocker I had been on for years.
Avatar f tn When I started Zoloft, it actually increased my anxiety in the near term while my body adjusted to the med. In my opinion, it can take about a month or so to really start feeling the full effects of an SSRI like this. Quite often, a doctor will prescribe a benzo like ativan or xanax when you start an SSRI. In time, as the Zoloft starts to work, you should be able to taper down on the benzo, but only do this with the instruction of your prescribing doctor.
Avatar n tn My cardio said it could take a few days for it to be out of my system and be relaced with the norvasc. If you prayed, thanks!!
Avatar n tn At the moment I'm going through a lot of life changes and feel like I need to take an anti-depressant for 3 to 6 months to get me through this time. I was going to start on Effexor as my doctor says that is the best one, but having looked up the side effects from other users and I'm not too sure. Also I tried to take it for a couple of days and felt quite strong side effects (although it was probably not long enough to really work out whether it suited me).