I've been having terrible heart palpitations and dizziness. I take 3 meds for blood pressure 1)Triam/HCTZ 50-25; 2)Amlodipine Besylate 5mg; and 3)Metoprolol 25mg. The reason I take 3 meds is because I tend to have bad side effects to other things. Do any of you have (or have you heard of) palpitations and dizziness from any of these meds? I did just google the Amlodipine and Metoprolol, and the palpitations can be a side effect, but I don't know about the dizziness. I'm concerned about a possible heart problem; however, I had this about 10 years ago, and nothing was wrong with my heart. Your input would be appreciated. StarGlitter. Note: I also have a severe panic disorder (that I've had for over 40 years) - but this was never one of my symptoms.
Sometimes Norvasc <amlodopine> they slow the heart rate down to the point that any palpitations are more noticeable can cause palpitations of the heart..
Metoprolol <Toprol> It can be dose related so ask your doctor if he/she thinks that decreasing your dose would help.
Metoprolol and Amlodopine also may cause drowsiness or dizziness.
YES! Brand name is Norvasc. Mom took it for a few years but as a diabetic w/two strokes, ESRF, & CHF, she may not have noticed side effects from one more drug.
I have recently developed high blood pressure discovered during an ER trip which I thought was kidney stones but turned out to shingles. (painful) They put me on CLONIDINE 2 mg. which works quickly but makes you really tired for about 30 minutes & dry nose & mouth. Followed up with Doc & he put me on Norvasc (aka Amlodipine). FIRST DAY I took it, I went to the mailbox. It's down a slight incline but not steep. Coming back up the lawn, about 50 yards, my heart went crazy. It was beating so fast I was afraid I wouldn't make it back to my door. I just stopped dead still on the front lawn. Maybe 3-5 minutes, it finally slowed to normal again. That day, I went back immediately to Clonidine.
However... wait for it... I have now been on Clonidine for 14 months. Doc upped the dosage to 2mg twice a day. My hair started falling out in huge wads! I went online. Sure enough, only TWO high blood pressure meds do not make your hair fall out. I switched to Avapro 150 mg once a day last week. So far, no problems. Old people drugs sucks. Ha!
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