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Q: Is Vamlo5 is good for highblood pressure?

I'm 49 and last week my bp is 180-109 and I take Vamlo 5 and for now my bp is 140-98. Do I carry on taking  the Vamlo 5? Apart from Vamlo 5 i'm also taking Ranbaxy Simvastatin usp 40mg for my cholestrol as it is 5.16 mmoI/L.

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
8/14/09 1:22pm

Hi Flgade,


Vamlo 5 mg is also known as Norvasc or Amlodipine besylate.  This medication is a calcium channel blocker and prescribed to treat high blood pressure and sometimes angina (chest pain).  I recommend discussing with your physician to determine if you need to continue or discontinue the medication.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By flgade, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/10/13, First Published: 08/13/09