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Amlodipine (generic Norvasc)

  • What is amlodipine?
    Amlodipine (generic Norvasc) is a prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. Taken alongside other drugs and lifestyle changes, amlodipine may help reduce your chances of having a stroke or heart attack.

    Before taking amlodipine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart failure or heart or liver disease. Also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What are common side effects of amlodipine?
    While adverse reactions to amlodipine are rare, some patients who take the drug may experience mild side effects including swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs; headache; upset stomach; nausea; stomach pain; dizziness or lightheadedness; excessive tiredness; or flushing.

    Rare, more serious adverse events have been known to occur, such as frequent or severe chest pain, irregular heartbeat, and fainting. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call your doctor.

    This is not a complete list of side effects. For more information about adverse reactions you may experience while taking amlodipine, please visit the National Institutes of Health’s DailyMed webpage.

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Frequently asked questions about amlodipine

Amlodipine is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure and coronary artery disease.

Taking amlodipine can also help reduce your chances of having a stroke or heart attack, or developing kidney disease. Amlodipine can be taken alone or alongside other prescription drugs that treat hypertension, as directed by your doctor.

Amlodipine should be taken as part of a comprehensive cardiovascular risk management program that may also include things like diet, exercise, limiting salt intake, and diabetes management. You should speak with a doctor before making any changes to your diet and regimen.

Amlodipine is an antihypertensive drug, meaning it's used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and coronary artery disease. It is also be used to manage symptoms associated with these conditions, including:

  • Heart failure
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Chest pain (chronic stable angina, vasospastic angina)
  • High cholesterol

It is also used to prevent heart attacks, stroke, and kidney issues.

Amlodipine works by targeting high blood pressure at its source - calcium. Calcium causes your blood vessels to contract. When it builds up within the cells of your arteries and heart, it can cause adverse conditions like high blood pressure.

Amlodipine is what's known as a calcium channel blocker. These are medicines that prevent unhealthy amounts of calcium from getting inside your arteries and heart. This helps your blood vessels and arteries relax and stay open, lowering your blood pressure and your risk of developing additional cardiac conditions.

The side effects of amlodipine are often mild and should go away within a few days to a few weeks. It is important to remember that your doctor prescribed amlodipine because they believe its benefits - bringing your blood pressure back under control - outweigh any possible side effects. Common side effects of amlodipine may include fatigue, nausea, dizziness, flushing, palpitations, and edema.

Speak to your doctor if you have any concerns about any adverse effects or if you have continuing side effects.

This is not a complete list of side effects associated with amlodipine. For more information on adverse effects you may experience while taking amlodipine, visit the National Institutes of Health’s DailyMed webpage.

Almodipine is generally taken once daily by mouth, with or without food. Potential drug interactions include simvastatin, CYP3A4 inhibitors, and cyclosporine. Be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medications before taking amlodipine.

Dosing is different depending on your age and size. The typical starting dose of amlodipine in adults is 5mg daily with a maximum daily dose of 10mg. If you are elderly, small, or fragile, your doctor may start you on a 2.5mg a day dose. For children over the age of 6, the starting dose is generally 2.5mg daily with a maximum daily dose of 5mg.

Be sure to follow the dosing as your doctor prescribes. Overdosage can cause hypotension (lower blood pressure) and other serious conditions.

Amlodipine is currently only available via prescription. This means the use of this drug must be authorized by a licensed health care provider.

Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you. Book an online consultation with a real, licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not amlodipine is right for you.

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