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Hello,

thanks for sharing your experience, Rheanna! We are not just imagining our symptoms and reactions to the medication as they would have us believe! My doctor seemed to believe me rightaway when hearing about the frequent chest pain and switched me (happily) back to Norvasc on a trial basis. I do not anticipate any problems with this medication as there were none during the time I used it briefly in the past. I'll monitor my heart rate and blood pressure closely because they have been elevated lately.
I still haven't had a chance to inquire about the government regulations in testing, approving, manufacture and distribution of the generic drugs in this country. There must be a guarantee of active ingredients in generic drugs just as there is in domestic pesticides. The manufacturers are required by law to list guranteed active ingredients on the pesticide labels.

flowergirl
I am so happy for you Flower - that he listened to you!!

I hope the Norvasc works WELL!! Why did they take you off before - if you don't mind me asking.

Also, what types of ingredients in the generics should I be looking for that I could be reacting to?

Thanks :)
Hi Vanessa, :)

My specialist prescribed Norvasc originally and I took it for a while. My GP felt the Felodipine would be better suited for cardiological purposes and had me take that. Now I am back on Norvasc and feeling no tighteness in the chest, tugging or pulling on the heart. I think I can feel the difference already. My heart rate has decreased after taking my first dose of this medication. My head feels better so I know the BP is down from what it was before (151/98).

I don't have an answer to your second question though I will try to find out, if only to make sure the pharmacist was RIGHT. If he wasn't, he will be hearing about it!!!!
I am glad about being switched back to Norvasc but mad about other things and will look for a new doctor. I have some issues that have to be dealt with and cannot continue to be ignored as has been the case.

flowergirl