Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate)
What is Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) used for?
Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) is used to help patients prone to chest pain increase their ability to exercise by preventing angina. It is also used either on its own or as a combination treatment with other drugs to treat hypertension. This drug is a type of calcium channel blocker, which relaxes the blood vessels and allows the blood to flow more easily. This has the effect of lowering high blood pressure.
How should I use Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate)?
Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) tablets should be taken by mouth. The standard dose is 10mg per day, however be sure to discuss the dosage requirements with your physician before taking this medication, and if there is anything you are unsure of, ask your physician. It is also worth noting that your physician may from time to time alter your dose. Never take more of this drug than recommended by your physician.
What are the side effects of Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate)?
Side effects of Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) include:
If you notice more frequent or more severe chest pain, you should consult your physician as soon as possible.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.