Flu like symptoms and cough

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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


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    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.

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    Yes dear, the toxic pill causes an upper respiratory infection

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