Pulse rate

Should I take amlodipine when my pulse rate stays 100 bpm or above all day?

 


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Amlodipine

by AgentX86 - 2020-01-21 23:16:40

No, amlodipine reduces blood pressure but it has no effect on heart rate.  It is a calcium channel blocker but is rather unique in this way.  To my knowledge, it's never used as a "pill in the pocket" either.  If you have high blood pressure, it's a great drug.  If not, there is no reason to take it.\

Other calcium channel blockers to reduce heart rate, as well as beta blockers (usually preferred).  Metoprolol (a very common beta blocker) is often used as a "pill in the pocket" for reducing heart rate in paroxysmal Afib patients.

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