Are all calcium channel blockers created equal?
Hi everybody - so I was taking 80mg Norvasc with 50mg Atenolol - took the Norvasc for about two weeks, have been on Atenolol longer) and I decided Norvasc wasn't for me...it caused headaches, dry mouth and EXTREME fatigue. I can deal with the dry mouth and a little tiredness but this was ridiculous. My BP numbers did come down some, however. My question is, when you see the different brand names under a certain category of BP meds, whether it's ARBs, Beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, Diuretics, etc., are they each formulated slightly different or is it just different drug manufacturers? In other words, if I tried another CCB would it react the exact same as Norvasc, ie. side effects and all? ( I am supposed to try Clonidine next - I've tried all the others)
Last edited by las7715; 06-22-2005 at 01:49 PM.