I have been on Amliodipine 5mgs for 4 days and this morning my blood pressure went down to 133/76 at 8:AMat 2: PM it is 117/73. About an hr. age I started to feel dizzy and had pain in 1 hip joint & back. The dizzyness went away in a minute but the pain while not that bad is still there off and on, it's been about an hr. now. Is this likly to go away in time. I also wonder if it could be the combination of water pill and the increase in my Micardis from 40 to 80mgs ?
Amlodipine belongs to class of drugs called calcium-channel blockers. It is taken once a day before or after meals to treat high blood pressure and angina.
When you first start taking amlodipine you may get a headache, experience dizziness, or feel flushed, and hot. These symptoms tend to go after the first few days. If they continue or become troublesome, you should let your doctor know.
Do not drive or use machinery until you feel better.
For more information visit:
- Amlodipine Information for Consumers
- Amlodipine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amlodipine (detailed)
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