Norvasc treatment

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Avatar m tn You could also try various calcium channel blockers such as Amlodipine (norvasc). Make sure to quit smoking and take care of your cholesterol. Start with a heathy diet and exercise and if that doesn't work start taking a statin.
Avatar m tn Blood pressure issues being treated by Norvasc. BP issues arose after tx as well. My sex drive is OK as I am taking testosterone. Trying to get those numbers settled. Been on that for a year or so. I am not able to perform as well as I once did. Dont know if this is from BP meds or not but it is a fact of life for me. Luckily I have a very accepting and understanding partner.
Avatar n tn , which apparently makes angioplasty impractical. My cardiologist has prescribed Norvasc, Toprol XL, and sublingual nitro as needed. This last week, I've been walking more - about 3 miles per day - and have found that my exercise tolerance is good. I have not had any severe angina - just a slight tightness in the left pectoral area that disappears when I warm up. Among other things, I hope to improve my collateral development by following this exercise regimen.
Avatar f tn My 86 year old mother has a history of high blood pressure. She has been on metoprolol, vasotec and norvasc for years. Her heart rate had stayed in the 60s for years. A few weeks ago, her heart began to race. (I am wondering if some of her medications were not correct from the pharmacy...or a mistake was made) She was hospitalized with AFIB and complained of a heavy feeling in her chest. She, also, had a cough.
1225178 tn?1318984204 I had high blood pressure before treatment, and took daily medication. During treatment my blood pressure dropped because of the treatment drugs, and I gradually discontinued the blood pressure meds. After treatment it went back up and I eventually worked my way back up to my pre-treatment dose of the blood pressure meds.
Avatar m tn First abstract that caught my attention shows the relationship between treatment and Type II Diabetes. When I saw my liver specialist after treatment, he warned me that the treatment drugs could cause a worsening of the metabolic syndrome, including type 2 diabetes. I've posted previous studies on this before, but here is the 2007 EASL abstract.
Avatar n tn My cardiologist has done many tests and does not find any heart disease. I have hypertension and take norvasc,hctz,lipitor ,aspirin.potassium. my anxiety level is high at night due to waking with this rapid heartbeat. can you help with a diagnosis ? and do I need treatment? thank you This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/867904'>Sinus Tachycardia- do I need treatment?</a>.
Avatar n tn I had a heart attack on June 2, 2001. I take Norvasc 5 mg daily and Plavix 75 mg daily. I just started taking Prozac 20 mg daily as treatment for depression. I wonder about the interaction between SSRIs and the Norvac and Plavix.
Avatar f tn Mother just started on Norvasc already on Tenormin. Now I've heard there is a problem with the two drugs together causing heart failure. Is that really happening? Please my mother will stop Norvasc unneccassarily if I can't find out the real information about this. She is limited on drug options so this is important. Thanks so very much.
2095551 tn?1333126131 Is there any other drug out there that will work the same way to open up small blood vessels like Norvasc but wont have the "bad swelling of legs and feet?" Anyone, please me know know, looking forward to hearing from you...
Avatar n tn The pain is relieved by a medicine called nitroglycerin (dilates coronary vessels). You have been prescribed norvasc and that should relieve any chest pains. Norvasc is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It dilates blood vessels and slows the heart to reduce blood pressure and the pain of angina. Calcium channel blockers may be needed long term. Medications may also include beta-blockers. However, in some cases of spastic angina, beta-blockers may be harmful.
Avatar f tn For 3yrs I had controlled HT w/Lisin/HCTZ 20/25 & Norvasc 5mg. I was a very healthy 44yo Fe, 4'10 110lbs. In Jan 07 my ins co said they wanted me to switch from Norvasc to Lotrel because they were "the same". My Dr kept me on the Lisin/HCTZ & added Lotrel 5/40. 12 days later I collapsed. At the ER my BP was 56/48, I was discharged 3 hrs later at 80/54. Things haven't been the same since.
Avatar m tn Checking back in to comment on post treatment issues. I am approaching the two year post treatment mark which is quite unbelievable. Still SVR. Still working through some issues that started with treatment. For the good news, the upper back pain has left the building. Along with it went the buzzing and dizziness. That took a good 18 months to get over. My blood pressure is still high but controlled with meds - Norvasc - which brought its own issues and sides.
Avatar m tn Norvasc (amlodipine) is not contraindicated with beta blockers but other calcium channel blockers such as Diltizem or verapamil have a relative contraindication. It has to do with the mechanism of action of these meds. Amlodipine affects a different calcium channel then the other two.
Avatar n tn She was started on Norvasc, Toprol, Ativan NTG PRN and ASA. Does this sound like coronary artery spasm and if so, how can we get more information on treatment for this? Thanks!
Avatar n tn Lipitor 20mg once; atenelol 50mg once; Zestril 10mg once; Norvasc 0.5mg (I think) once; Glipizide twice daily(AM & PM); 325mg coated asperin-once; Wellbutrin & Xanax once a day for depression & anxiety. My cardiologist prescribed the Norvasc after the stent implantation... My PCP has prescribed the rest of the meds. He says the goal is to get off the diabetes meds soon. My questions are: Sounds like an awful lot of meds. AND I wonder if some may be for the same thing (repeating??
Avatar n tn Since NORVASC is extensively metabolized by the liver and the plasma elimination half-life (t
Avatar n tn ago, i had sudden onset systemic hypertension (symptom onset during first minute of usual 6 mile run)and had a heart cath as part of immediate workup which revealed pulmonary artery pressure of app. 46. Following treatment with 10 mg. norvasc, subsequent workup at mayo clinic showed pulm. artery pressure normal and no cause of either systemic or pulm. hypertension was revealed. I have been advised that i should stop all exercise that raises my heart rate above 108-110, and i remain on norvasc.
Avatar f tn they put me o n 5 mg of norvasc, and zocor because they found my ldl's were 180. I am 44 year old female. I had a hysterectomy 7 years ago and I have not been on HRT. the cardiologist says if the norvasc doesnt work they might do an ablation. my questions: 1. do you think the lack of estrogen in my system could have caued all of this? 2. does the norvasc work right away, or does it take a while to build up. what is the recommended dose.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with HER 2 and estrogen positive breast cancer and been treated with chemotherapy and Herceptin. My oncologist has recommended a five-year treatment of Femara; however, I have high blood pressure (norvasc), osteopena (sp) and high cholesteral (pravachol). I really don't want to take fossamax or any more drugs than necessary, but also do not want a recurrence of breast cancer.
Avatar m tn 7 i have normal TG , HDL , LDL , i have not any family history of cardaic disease . my question is ....whats the best treatment for coronary ectasia ??? ( I took aspirin , plavix , metoprolol 12.5 BID , Norvasc 5 ) and what about the excersice ?? can i go to the Gym ?? playing football?? or just running or walking sweaming?? or i cant do any sport ? and whats the prognosis about the coronary ectasia??
Avatar n tn toprol, cardizem, avapro and norvasc) with numerous combinations with little success. I have had several blood tests, EKGs, XRAYs, stress tests (which only last a few minutes because my heart rate exceeds 200). So far, they have concluded that I have an electrical problem in my heart. I am supposed to see an EP next week. My cardiologist is recommending ablation. My question is: Are there any other treatments available that I should be aware of?
Avatar n tn He was sent home on Imdur, ASA , Toprol, Plavix, Diovan, Norvasc,, and Lopid 600mg. he underwent a second cath and had the 99% RCA opened and 2 stents inserted. One of the 40% LAD blockages is now 60%. He is to undergo a second Thallium stress test, and if the LAD "lights up" they will discuss what to do nextMy question is why were the 25.% and the 2 blockages in the LAD not stented at the original heart cath?
Avatar m tn Exercise (aerobic) can help the heart increase heart contractions. Does your stress test report indicate hypokinesis (heart muscle impairment)? Is your ejection fraction (EF) between 50 and 70%...that calculation is the amount in percentage of blood pumped out of the left ventricle with each heartbeat? Is your left ventricle enlarged? Those readings would indicate degree of any lost contractility, and whether or not there should be treatment and another cardiologist's analysis.
Avatar m tn Hi, I just have a quick question. What are all the types of treatment are available for coronary artery spasms? I am very young, 22 years old, and was diagnosed very recently.. they at first thought I had anxiety... It ***** because I was very athletic and stupidly abused stimulants some years ago... but I am still very much health oriented and I'm concerned that my condition will prevent me from exercise.
Avatar n tn I suffered a blackout 7 days ago, and since then my BP has been very eratic and I have been advised to stop Norvasc, however that wasn't enough, I've had to stop two other meds as my BP has fluctuated from 97/62 in the a.m. to 114/72, 119/70 and once it creeps up to 150/80 I pop a med, usually coversil or a diruitic to bring it down for the next 24 hours. I am my own advocate for treatment as the doctors are not concerned at this point, I am very concerned.
1197562 tn?1265145540 She takes Accupron, Lasix, Norvasc, and some light antidepressants (Xanax, and Ceroquel in small doses). Recently she was hospitalised for low sodium (which was treated with a 0.9% saline drip for 3 days). Since returning home she has developed a severe redness and skin thickness which itches on her forearms. (See Photo) I have been treating this with Mycospore cream thinking it might be a fungal inferction but there has been little improvement in 7 days.
Avatar n tn During Sept of that year I had to be re-admitted as I had a lot of fluid retention (swelling of legs, abdominal area and face). Cardio gave me IV Lasix and after 4 days of treatment I had to take Lasix pil daily. I am now 3 years post-op and I take Lasix when I have fluid retention. I still get fluid retention, but it is now only once a month or so. OHS is a very big operation and it takes your heart and body almost 2 years to get completely over it.
Avatar n tn Working with a cardiologist with a presumed dx of Prinzmetal's, but have not responded to treatment. All cardiac testing has been normal. Currently taking daily: 20 mg Norvasc 120 mg Cardizem Potassium supplement 81 mg asprin Nitro spray as needed Nitro patch as needed With all this therapy, my blood pressure still spikes with any little activity or excitement and I have tachycardic episodes that can't be explained.