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What is Amlodipine used for?

Amlodipine is a medication that can be used with or without other medications in the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension. High blood pressure has been said to be the cause of major illnesses such as Kidney diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and heart attacks.

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Side Effects

Common side effects include; 

Dizziness

Lightheadedness

Swelling in the feet.

Serious side effects are; Irregular heartbeat, fainting, increased chest pain in patients who already had it. If any of these side effects occur, let your doctor know immediately.

Allergic reactions should also be reported to medical personnel.

Precautions

Ensure you inform your doctor about any previous health issues, allergies, or medication you’re on. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while using this drug, as it might make you feel dizzy and it is not advisable to drive or operate machinery in such conditions.

Can I use Amlodipine during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

This should be determined by a doctor, seek medical advice before using this drug.

Dosage

Amlodipine should be used based on a doctor’s prescription.

Interactions

Ensure you tell your doctor about any medications you’re on; Especially Cough and Cold products, Naproxen or Ibuprofen, and other drugs that are likely to raise your blood pressure. 

What is Ramipril used for?

Ramipril is a medication used in the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure. It also helps to improve survival after a heart attack. 

What are the side effects of Ramipril?

Side effects include; Lightheadedness, nausea, weakness, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, little or no urination, sore throat, fever, and other symptoms of flu. 

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