My husband is 67 and has high blood pressure. He was prescribed amlodipine 5 mg and received that for awhile but later when refilled they gave him amlodipine besylate 5 mg? What is the difference? Are they the same? He has tremors which we feel may be due to too much caffeine or too much salt. Wouldn't he be better off with amlodipine without the besylate?
amlodipine besylate is the full name. The besylate is the chemical name. They cannot be separated from each other.
- Amlodipine Information for Consumers
- Amlodipine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amlodipine (detailed)
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