"Amlodipine:how should I call thee?"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr. MD
Confusion , Fear and Panic are things that do not mix well but they often exist in patients when they are about to be asked about their health.So when I ask patients:
Me: Ano po ang iniinom ninyong maintenance para sa inyong Hypertension?
I expect this response:
"Amlodipine po. 5mg"
Instead I get these answers:
"Amdolipine po!(With feelings ang pagsabi)"
"Amplodipine ata yun..."
"Losadipine yung binigay sa akin na bago..."
Sometimes the confusion , fear and panic belong to me since
this is the first time I heard about these drugs...makes me wonder if there is a brand name out there that I haven't come across or a new protocol haven't heard about.
Turns out we all end up confused till I whip out my Mims.