Flu like symptoms and cough

Posted , 3 users are following.

Hi all,

I was prescribed Amlodipine 5mg about 2 months ago. All was well and my BP was lowered and my GP was happy with the readings I did at home.

A few weeks ago I developed a cough nothing too troublesome. However this week it is much worse and I have chills and a slight temperature and body aches as if I had flu.

I am seeing the doctor next week. I think this is a known side effect, but wanted to hear if anyone else had these too? Apparently the cough is a rare side effect.

I certainly don't want to carry on feeling like this so I hope my GP will change the medication.

Many thanks

Sarah

0 likes, 2 replies

Report / Delete

2 Replies

  • Posted

    Amlodipine works fine for many, but also has a wide range of side-effects on others. I had to stop taking it and wish I'd figured it out a lot sooner. Can't really offer any more specific advise than that. Good luck.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Yes dear, the toxic pill causes an upper respiratory infection

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up