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Norvasc Side Effects and Norvasc Amlodipine) Monograph





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Norvasc Drug Information from Canadian-Online-Prescription-Guide.com Norvasc
Generic Name: Amlodipine (am-LODD-a-peen)
Drug Class: Antihypertensive, Calcium channel blocker

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS ONLY INTENDED TO SUPPLEMENT, NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR, THE EXPERTISE AND JUDGMENT OF YOUR PHYSICIAN, PHARMACIST OR OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL FAMILIAR WITH YOUR CONDITION. THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONStrUED TO STATE OR IMPLY THAT USE OF THE DRUG IS SAFE, APPROPRIATE, OR EFFECTIVE FOR YOUR CONDITION. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE USING THIS OR ANY OTHER DRUG.

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Norvasc (Amlodipine) Uses

Norvasc (Amlodipine) is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and also sometimes chest pain (angina pectoris.)

How Norvasc (Amlodipine) Works

Norvasc (Amlodipine) blocks normal passage of calcium through cell walls, preventing arteriole narrowing (constriction.)

How To Take Norvasc (Amlodipine)

Norvasc (Amlodipine) is normally taken orally once daily without regard to food.

Possible Norvasc Side Effects (Amlodipine)

Possible Norvasc (Amlodipine) side effects include headache, dizziness or lightheadedness, water retention (edema), nausea, abdominal discomfort, or flushing and weakness.

Norvasc (Amlodipine) Warnings and Precautions

Norvasc (Amlodipine) should probably not be used if you have a history of liver disease or congestive heart failure.

Norvasc (Amlodipine) Drug Interactions

Norvasc (Amlodipine) may increase the effects of beta blocker drugs (also used for blood pressure). Concurrent use of Fentanyl (used for chronic severe pain) and Norvasc (Amlodipine) may cause a severe drop in blood pressure. For more drug interactions, consult your doctor or pharmacist

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take double doses.

Storage

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw out medication that is outdated or no longer needed.

Norvasc (Amlodipine) Pregnancy/Nursing Precautions

Norvasc (Amlodipine) should be used during pregnancy only when benefits outweigh risks. Inform your doctor immediately if you are or think you may be pregnant. It is unknown whether Norvasc (Amlodipine) is excreted into breast milk, so caution should be exercised.


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