Compare Norvasc vs. Zestoretic
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Norvasc (Amlodipine) works well to lower blood pressure and prevent chest pain. You can't miss doses, and you might get persistent swelling.
Lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide is a good 2-in-1 blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.
- A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
- Calcium channel blockers work especially well for African Americans to lower blood pressure.
- Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Prevents heart-related chest pain (angina) if you take it regularly.
- Each dose lasts longer than other calcium channel blockers, which keeps blood pressure consistent without big ups and downs.
- Particularly good at lowering systolic blood pressure (the top number), so it's a good option for older people who can commonly get high blood pressure only in the top number.
- Combination medicine for people with high blood pressure. Doctors might prescribe it when you need more than one medicine to control your blood pressure.
- The two drugs in Lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide work together to lower blood pressure, remove extra water from your body, and lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
- Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
- Calcium channel blockers can cause swelling in your limbs. If this happens for you, it probably won't get better over time, so talk to your doctor about alternatives if it bothers you.
- Women are more likely to have side effects (especially swelling) from Amlodipine than men.
- Some people might experience flushing with this medication.
- You can't miss doses. Stopping Amlodipine suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- If you have severe heart disease, using Amlodipine might increase your risk of chest pain or heart attack during the time right after starting the medication or raising the dosage.
- Might not be a good choice if you have liver disease.
- Comes in fixed dosage strengths, so it's harder for your doctor to adjust your dose.
- Up to 1 in 10 people can get a dry cough with this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
- Makes you urinate more often.
- Doesn't work as well in people with severe kidney problems.
- Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
- Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
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- Abdominal pain2%
- Orthostatic Effects3%
- Upper Respiratory Infection2%
- Muscle Cramps2%
- Low blood pressure
Age 65 years or older
- Heart attack
History of heart problems
- Special dosing requirements
- Foot and leg swelling (edema)
History of blood vessel disease
...and 3 more risk factors
- Harm to fetus
Women of childbearing age
- Unusual tongue swelling
- Severe allergic reactions while on dialysis
People requiring high flux dialysis
- Acute kidney failure
History of kidney disease
- Heart problems due to high potassium
Current kidney problems
...and 2 more risk factors