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Have been on Amlodipine 5mg and Losartan 100mg for 6 months and whilst my blood pressure is the best it has been in years, I now find that I have very distinct 'floaters' in my eyes which appear to be getting worse. Has anyone experienced similar problems with Amlodipine at 5mg dosage. The 'floaters' are driving me mad!
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My GP says that he has one in the shape of a telephone and he only takes statins.
I would initially make an appointment with an optician
It might be best with getting your eyes checked at your local opticians.
I also have floaters but my opthalmic consultanant linked it to age related issue.
I realise this is an old thread but wanted to add my experience in case other sufferers look in. I am 53 and started Amlodipine 6 months. Almost immediately I suffered with floaters. They have progressively gotten worse over this time. I think it is easy for doctors to explain this away as being linked to age. This drug is not usually prescribed until 55 plus so is convenient to explain away in this fashion. Seems like far too much of a coincidence to start just as I start taking this drug. I am also on 10mg Ramipril, metformin, gliclazide. I have never experienced any side effects from any of these. Indapamide is the only drug I've had a problem with causing nausea.
These floaters have diminished my quality of life immensely. They do their job perfectly but at what cost. I shouls stop and see if this condition is reversible or even stems the seeming onslaught of floaters.
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