What is Amlodipine
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels.
Benefits of Amlodipine
and Its Uses.
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB) medication prescribed to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). CCBs work by relaxing and widening blood vessels, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to flow to the heart. Amlodipine is also used to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with coronary artery disease.
Amlodipine is available as a generic medication and comes in tablet and capsule form. Common side effects of amlodipine include headache, dizziness, and tiredness.
Amlodipine is a safe and effective medication for the treatment of high blood pressure and angina. It may also help prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with coronary artery disease.
Side Effects and Dosage of Amlodipine
Amlodipine (Norvasc) is a calcium channel blocker used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). Amlodipine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Do not use amlodipine if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby.
Stop using amlodipine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
severe chest pain, shortness of breath, or racing heartbeats;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
urinating less than usual or not at all;
fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; or
jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects may include: