... doctor just changed my prescription because I can no longer afford the Amlodipine due to being unemployed
15 Nov 2009
Dear Anonymous, I'm not a doctor but I have high blood pressure that is not very controllable. So I've done alot of research and talked to my doctor and I have found out that amlodipine (a calcium chanel blocker) is not the best medication to be on. In fact the new reports on it say it can cause a heart attack. The only reason it is prescribed is because the drug companies push it to get their money out of it. I hope lisinopril works for you. No medicine comes without side affects but it would be nice to be on the one with the least amount. Every time I get a new prescription I research it to make sure it's the best for me. The doctors get most of their information about drugs from the drug companies. I wish more would do their own research but they are very busy. To research a drug all you have to do is Google it. You'd be surprised at the info you can get. By the way your drug change is pretty comparable. But don't take my word for it Google it. Good luck, Diva Granny
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