Can Amlodipine Cause Low Sodium And Chloride Levels In Blood/urine Samples?

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Can Amlodipine Cause Low Sodium And Chloride Levels In Blood/urine Samples?

During my recent physical my blood/urine test showed a dangerously low NaCl level. My doctor took me off of the HCT part of my Benicar and another suggested salt tablets. I developed endema (feet and lower legs). I have been trying to learn if there is a relationship between Amlodipine and my low NaCl level. I know that Amlodipine can be a cause of endema.

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Hi Tritter,

Your pharmacist would be a good resource to discuss whether or not there is a connection between Amlodipine and low NaCl levels. Here's a link to information that may be useful:

Edema

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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