High Blood Pressure medication causes severe headache/head burning effect

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Hi all,

My mother have a high blood pressure of as high as 160-200+.

The doctor prescribed her amlodipine and beta nicardia but both medicine causes severe headache/head burning side effects.

May I know is there any suitable medicine that won't cause this problem.


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    Hi withhelds, if you look at the thread on Amlodipine you will see that many people have experienced very unwanted side effects when taking this drug - more it seems than with any other BP lowering drug.

    There are many other medications on the market to deal with high blood pressure. My pharmacist says the one about which he hears the least complaints of side effects from his customers is Losartan Potassium.  

    I'm sorry I don't know anything about beta nicardia so can't help you with that. 

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    Ditto to Mrs O's response to you.  It looks like your mother needs to pay the doctor another visit as soon as possible and discuss the side effects she's experiencing.

    Good luck


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    Hi MrsO and Alexandra123, thanks for the prompt reply.

    Actually my mum tried quite a few medications as prescribed by doctor but most medicines causes side effect like severe headache/head burning effect.

    The doctor mentioned that this is a very rare case but emphasize that there would be at least 1 medicine (out of hundred plus) will be suitable for my mum.

    Hence, I am trying to see if I can help to narrow down the clue by asking if anyone got similiar experience.

    Seems like Amlodiphine and other medication which my mum tried are classifies under Calcium Channel Blockers.

    Losartan Potassium which MrsO recommended is classify under ARB. I think it may be a good idea to try a different classification of high blood pressure medication. Will definitely discuss with the doctor on the next consultation.

    Thank you smile


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    Hi, I have been on Amlodipine plus Doxasosin for some months now,this was after trial and error , I too suffer from burning sensations,mostly in my feet,my BP has reduced greatly and my doctor is of the opinion that if I can tolerate the side effects,these out way the risks of high BP.
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