Amlodopine dose: Is any one else on... - High Blood Pressu...

High Blood Pressure Support

3,967 members995 posts

Amlodopine dose

Mrsmr profile image

Is any one else on 2.5mg of Amlodopine? I read on the forum that a gp had said it wasn't an effective dose. I was meant to take 5mg but as I am small and slight I thought it best to try lower dose first and hopefully avoid any side effects. Thank you for any help

10 Replies

I started on 2.5 mg several years ago as my then GP thought it wise as I was reacting to all other BP meds and Amlodipine was the only one left to try.

Mrsmr profile image
Mrsmr in reply to springcross

Thanks springcross, did that dose help to lower your BP?

springcross profile image
springcross in reply to Mrsmr

Only a little and I ended up taking the 5 mg although not for long, but please don't be put off of trying the 5 mg eventually as you may well get on with it - we are all different. I did end up back on 5 mg again and have been for the last two years and it seems to suit me much more now than it used to, probably the brand has a lot to do with it. I really hope it works for you. Good luck. 🤞 x

Mrsmr profile image
Mrsmr in reply to springcross

Thanks springcross, you replies are reassuring me. Take care

springcross profile image
springcross in reply to Mrsmr

👍 x

I take 5mg Amlodipine as it’s one of the few that gets my BP to a reasonable figure. I was tried on the 10mg but had to stop because of bad palpitations. No side effects with the 5mg, I’m your age and small and slight too.

Mrsmr profile image
Mrsmr in reply to Geronima

Thanks Geronima, I have been a bit concerned about taking 5mg after GP and pharmacist told me the side effects. It is reassuring to hear some positive comments 😊😊

Another 71 year oldMy consultant put me on a 5mg dose straightaway and myst admit there were side effects which were not great.

My GP encouraged me to persevere and the side effects did disappear completely but it took a few weeks

Best of luck

Mrsmr profile image
Mrsmr in reply to Nick234

Thanks nick234, that's good to hear.

I take the 2.5mg ,but I have started having terrible tinnitus , has anyone else had this side effect .

You may also like...