September 23, 2018

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Calcium channel blockers in the treatment of hypertension

Patient: I have high blood presure my doctor gave me Tanzaril 50 mg and amlopine 10 mg twice a day and naril 20 mg ones a day I am concernt about the side effect from amlopine I been reading it can cause heart attack I know I have a strong heart and feel good but I like a second opinion



Doctor: Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker commonly used in the treatment of high blood pressure. There have been reports o f calcium channel blockers causing angina and heart attacks, but these rare side-effects are usually seen with the rate-limiting calcium channel blockers. Amlodipine has minimal effects on the heart rate and is generally considered a safe and widely used treatment for hypertension. Therefore I would not be overly concerned regarding this rare adverse effect.




Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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