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!
Yes i do!! Im taking amlodipine .I have such bad heart palpatations its hard to breath ans sometimes i can't sleep. Tests are showing the heart palpatations but they said it's in the normal range. I want to get off them, going to talk to a Dr and see if they can change me to something else. Don't like this feeling at all!
I was on Amlodipine last week, lowest dose possible for 8 days. I have a history of heart palpitations, tachycardia, and afib which has been under control for 2 years since I began taking 400 mg. daily chelated magnesium. I told my Dr. do not put me on anything that will affect my heart rate, I can't run the risk of going into afib. The morning after I started Amlodipine I noticed palpitations. They increased during the week and by the end of the week were keeping me from going to sleep. Had brief sharp heart pain while laying on left side which was unusual. Palpitations were almost continuous 8th day and felt very tired and stressed. Went to Dr. to request electrocardiogram and it showed I was not in afib at least although I obviously was being affected by palpitations. Stopped med the next morning and had very few palpitations that day and in general felt better. Heart palpatation have not returned this week.
Amlodipine caused my heart rate to go way up to over 90 beats per min at 4:30 in morning along with palpitations upon waking. My heart was beating faster and harder than usual throughout day and night which was very uncomfortable. I felt horrible on it and the low dose did nothing for my bp numbers. Now I'm into my second day of generic Benicar and the lawsuits over destroying intestinal health are very concerning to me. I am 60 yr old female in otherwise good health only other med is Armor Thyroid. I would not consider going on the Benicar after hearing about the celiac disease like illness it can cause except for the fact that I have not been able to tolerate many other bp meds and my Dr. told me he has run out of options for me.
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