I just came in for my evening shift yesterday, and I was assigned to monitor a patient for her constantly increased BP. I checked her chart for her medications and I noticed that her physician prescribed Nifedipine and Amlodipine separately. I was curious about the prescription because aren't both drugs calcium channel blockers? they both relax the artery thus lowering BP. I don't get why the doctor prescribed them separately.
can anyone enlighten me?