Amlodipine gastric problems?

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Hi everyone,

I have been on Amlodipine 10mg for 8 months to manage my BP (M47). It has done a great job and bringing it down.

However, a month or so ago I started developing stomach cramps, dull pain - in different areas, not a specific spot. I also had looser stools, massive amounts of wind, nausea, etc - this is on-going

Obviously 'Doctor Google' has told me I have Colon Cancer! I have spoken to my GP, who has referred me for further tests.

However, I am trying to find some reassurance that my gastric troubles could be related to Amplodipine - I have read many reviews where people are having the same issues?

Very stressed..........

Thank you

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    People will blame anything on amlodipine and who knows, they may be right.

    I don't think you need to jump to colon cancer yet, LOL. What have you been eating?

    Many people are fine with amlodipine, my own brother is fine with it, but I'm not.

    There are dozens of alternative BP meds you can try, starting with just cutting down the dosage on the amlodipine, but know that it takes a week or so to clear out of your body when you've been on it for a while.

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    I agree with jx41870.

    If you've been on the drug for months without these side effects, let your doctor advise you as to the possible variables involved. It's far too easy to blame a specific drug for all of our ills, and I did that with amolodipine for a long time. I've been on it for more than two years now, the max dose, and it's doing fine with my BP readings and I have found (and corrected) all of the symptoms I thought were related to taking it. Apart from the initial shock to my body when I started and my BP dropped so low I fell down trying to get of my horse, I really can't attach any of my other symptoms to the drug.

    Again, let your doctor guide you, and don't write off cancer! I did, and nearly missed the diagnosis. I was so focused on things like drug side effects and my bad back that it never occurred to me that I was having a reocurrence of cancer from 13 years ago. Rule it out before you mentally rule it out. I'm in mid chemo now, and haven't felt this good for years!

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    yes, i experienced a lot of gastric problems when I was taking amlodiphine. The physician prescribed an antacid that help a little but eventually my discomfort was so extreme that I ask to change it. My gastric pains and problem went away now that I am no longer taking it. I also changed my diet which has helped.

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    KEITH, I am going through the same thing i take immodium multi symptom and it does help but im actively reducing the amount of amlodopine i take by cutting the pill in half. My gastric problems are improving since reducing the dosage. To maintain my bp i started drinking 3 cups of hibiscus tea daily and running 2-4 miles every other day . My bp has actually improved .

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