What are the benefits of taking amlodipine?
Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. Amlodipine is also used to prevent certain types of chest pain (angina).
Is Amlodipine a good drug?
Amlodipine is an oral medication that doctors prescribe to treat high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and angina. It is generally a safe and effective drug, but it may cause side effects in some people.
What is the best time to take amlodipine?
It does not matter what time of day you take amlodipine (morning or evening) but it is best to take it at the same time every day, when you are most likely to remember, for more even blood levels and therefore effectiveness. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that dilates blood vessels and improves blood flow.
What should you avoid when taking amlodipine?
Do not eat or drink lots of grapefruit or grapefruit juice. This is because grapefruit can increase the concentration of amlodipine in your body and worsen side effects.
What is a females normal blood pressure?
Optimal blood pressure is a reading of lower than 120/80. When your blood pressure numbers are consistently greater than 135/85, you’re considered to have high blood pressure, or hypertension (but if you have diabetes or kidney disease, 130/80 is considered a high reading).
What is acceptable blood pressure for a 70 year old?
The previous guidelines set the threshold at 140/90 mm Hg for people younger than age 65 and 150/80 mm Hg for those ages 65 and older. This means 70% to 79% of men ages 55 and older are now classified as having hypertension. That includes many men whose blood pressure had previously been considered healthy.
Does anxiety cause high blood pressure?
Anxiety doesn’t cause long-term high blood pressure (hypertension). But episodes of anxiety can cause dramatic, temporary spikes in your blood pressure.