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Old 03-04-2010, 01:02 AM   #1
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Safe to stop taking Amlodipine?

I currently take 5mg Amlodipine & 100mg Losartan. I have noticed a significant amount of hair loss which I understand can be a side-effect of Amlodipine. Is it safe to just stop taking it and continue with Losartan only. My BP is well controlled at 137/85 and I am in good health and not overweight and exercise regularly.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:29 AM   #2
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Re: Safe to stop taking Amlodipine?

as you know, you should not stop taking a drug before asking your doctor. He might want to substitute another drug to take to replace it. Also, while your blood pressure is not really that high, it is still out of normal range.
Why did your doctor prescribe this drug? Mabent

 
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:25 PM   #3
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Re: Safe to stop taking Amlodipine?

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as you know, you should not stop taking a drug before asking your doctor. He might want to substitute another drug to take to replace it. Also, while your blood pressure is not really that high, it is still out of normal range.
Why did your doctor prescribe this drug? Mabent
Well, is it bad in and of itself to go off this med fast or must you taper, and what does wean or taper mean? I was on 5mg went to 10 mg and got chest pain, endema I suppose, a common symptom, so I have gone back to five and wonder how long to stop? My doctor just said taper but what does this mean really? Pressure under control anyway and no doubt spiked because I had pneumonia. Again, all thing equal, what does taper mean?

 
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