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My husband has started taking lotrel 10/20 for his high blood pressure. He has severe swelling in his feet, ankles, and legs. Is this a common side effect. His MD switched him from Norvasc because of swelling. I believe the swelling is worse with the Lotrel. Also, his feet are itching. Any ideas?
I take Lotrel (it is Norvasc with a calcium channel blocker, so he's still taking Norvasc) and it does not have any diuretic in it. Often people taking it get the swelling you describe and need a diuretic as well. I did not have swelling but added HCTZ (diuretic) as that helps keep my bp down the best. I also take the Lotrel for the ace inhibitor and calcium channel blocker it has for those benefits as well. If your husband is having itchy feet, that sounds like an allergy. Check with his doc.