I was taking 5mgs amlodipine over the past 5 months... b/p would spike quite high (174/78) during the afternoon. Dr.didn't like this, neither did I, so we decided to take 10mgs of amlodipine per day. Considering the spiking occurred during the afternoon, he suggested I take 1 tab in the morning, & 1 in the afternoon. The pharmacist didn't see the logic in this. HE suggested that I could take 2 in the morning..try it for a week (but to keep monitoring BP of course), OR I could take the 2 at noon. I took 2 tabs this morning, but feel rather light-headed, with dry mouth. Now, I'm wondering if I should have taken just 1 in the morning, & 1 in the afternoon. Perhaps this new feeling I'm experiencing will smooth itself out?
Dr. increased Amlodipine from 5mgs to 10mgs/daily. Can I take 2/5mg tablets at once?
Question posted by gotellit on 21 Sep 2013
Last updated on 21 September 2013
Your pharmacist is correct, take them all together. Noon might be a good time for you. Since 5 didn't do it, taking 5 at different times isn't going to help as much as 10 all at once. I'm on this pill and until I got a new script for 10 I took 2 -5s in the am.
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