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Sir, my pcp chaned amlodepine 10 mg to clinidipine 20 mg for better control of bp.I do not have any issue as regards leg swelling. Is clinidipine a better drug as compared to amlodipine.

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Hi,
Clinidipine is a calcium channel antagonists like amlodipine with very few advantages if any. The drug is available in a small number of  countries and to my mind provides  no significant advantage for  a person who is tolerating amlodipine well.
This is  my opinion.
All the best
Ravi

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