I was on 5mg Amlodipine for many years and about 3 years ago my GP added 4mg candesartan. I have suffered with bleeding gums and didnt think it could be a side effect of amlodipine. Thought candesartan was the culprit.
My nice young dentist was wondering if it was actually the amlodipine causing because another of her patients on this was experiencing similar problems. She wrote to my GP asking them to contact me and perhaps review my medication. Heard nothing, so made an appointment to see a GP last week.
He immediately stopped amlodipine but increased the candesartan to 8mg a day. GP wants me to monitor my BP at home after a week on this medication. I have read all about the numerous side-effects of this med, one of them being flu/cold like symptoms. I have developed a runny nose, slight sore throat, mild headaches and aching knees.
Has anyone experienced similar problems.
I am thinking of also taking grapeseed extract in addition to candesartan.
Looking forward to some feedback.