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    Swollen legs/ankles..but the other things you mention? I highly doubt it.
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      Just tead this : Table 1. Medications That Affect Continence

      Drug name

      Associated condition

      Alpha-adrenergic agonists

      Clonidine (Catapres)

      Hypertension

      Guanfacine (Tenex)

      Methyldopa (Aldomet, Amodopa)

      Alpha-adrenergic antagonists

      Doxazosin Hcl (Cardura)

      Hypotension

      Terazosin Hcl (Hytrin)

      Anticholinergics

      Propantheline (Pro-Banthine)

      Irritable bowel syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

      Tolterodine (Detrol)

      Oxybutynin (Ditropan)

      Dicyclomine (Bentyl)

      Calcium channel blockers

      Amlodipine besylate (Norvasc)

      Angina, hypertension

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      Remember...Amlodipine is a Calcium Channel Blocker...I do not see anything that belongs to the ACE or ARB class of bp medications unless I'm not recognizing the name. It seems you've gone to great lengths to

      get this list together.I would suggest you consult your GP or get a second opinion for your problem. We here are a support group, & I don't think many or any are medical doctors.

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      Hi Mike, I definitely did not go to great lengths to put a list together it was a an article I saw when I googled my query. I will explain I have not used this forum as a surgery but just to compare notes, sorry if I have done or said anything untoward.

      I have been to my GP and have had the amlodipine stopped so won't be posting anymore 👍

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      deni1...No, you have not done or said anything untoward at all. Actually, I was complimenting you on what seemed like research you had done regarding the Amlodipine. Yes, this medication is infamous for causing swelling of the feet/ankles, AND that swelling CAN travel up the legs. I was on the 5mg., then the Dr. doubled the dose. Why he didn't just tell me to split the 5mg in half..take half in the morning then the other half later in the day. but no he doubled it. Prior to the doubling I was fine, but once I started on the 10mg, the swelling in my feet/ankles & legs was ridiculous. Off the Amlodipine I came.What did your GP prescribe in place

      ofthe Amlodipine?

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    Hi Deni,

    this medication most certainly made my legs and feet swell quite badly. Best thing I ever did was stop it. Probably for you also. GP told me i was not to have medication with ace inhibitors in it, if this is any help to you.

    cheers

     

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      I ended up in intensive care unit unable to breath. Tongue and throat swelled up quite badly. Pretty scarey. Doctors told me not to take medication with ace inhibitors in it.
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      tasma50773...Amlodipine is not an ACE...it's a Calcium Channel Blocker.

      If you had to go to the Emergency room because of swelling of the tongue, etc.etc..you had a serious reaction to the Amlodipine..which obviously you cannot take.

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