I’m on Amlodipine and Simvastatin

Ask Larry:
Your Question: I’m a 63 year old ex-smoker. I had a good warning last August and wound up with a stent. I’ve been on FOUR prescriptions since then, including SIMVASTATIN 20mg and AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 5mg. I am not a fan of either of these drugs after reading about negative side effects and interactions. Cholesterol is under 200 and I am not diabetic. Thoughts?
Larry’s Response: Amlodipine stimulates an increase in blood flow to the heart. It also lowers blood pressure and slows the heart (because it lowers the resistance to blood flow). It is usually intended to lower discomfo…

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