AMLODIPINE – NORVASC

AMLODIPINE – NORVASC

Classification, uses, dosages, common side effects, interaction, generic and brand name

CLASSIFICATION: Calcium Channel Blockers

USES:

It is used for treating high blood pressure (hypertension) and coronary heart disease. Not recommended for heart failure without doctor’s guidance.

It can be taken or given orally.

DOSAGES:

High blood pressure:

Adults (18 years to 59 years) – starting with 5 mg once daily, upon doctor’s advice maximum dose can go upto 10 mg daily

Senior people more than 60 years age: 2.5 mg daily once

According to the patient’s blood pressure value dosage may vary.

Vasospastic Angina:

Adults (18 years to 59 years):  5 mg to 10 mg daily once

Senior people more than 60 years age: 5 mg daily once

Chronic Artery Disease:

Adults (18 years to 59 years):  5 mg to 10 mg daily once

Senior people more than 60 years age: 5 mg daily once

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NOTE: Dosages can be given or taken as per physician’s instructions and guidance that depends upon the patient’s health condition

COMMON SIDE EFFECTS

Mild side effects are

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Drowsiness

Serious Side effects (rarely occurs) are

  • Edema
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing

INTERACTIONS:

Drugs(to name a few) that may interact with amlodipine include:

Check with your doctor for better understanding about the interactions with these drugs before taking them along with amlodipine

  • Diltiazem
  • Ritonavir
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Cyclosporine
  • Simvastatin

GENERIC NAME: amlodipine

BRAND NAME: Norvasc, katerzia, tekamlo, amturnide, caduet, lotrel, amlobenz, consensi, tribenzor, azor, olmesartan, prestalia, twynsta, exforge, valsartan

AMLODIPINE - NORVASC Classification, uses, dosages, common side effects, interaction, generic and brand name
AMLODIPINE – NORVASC Classification, uses, dosages, common side effects, interaction, generic and brand name

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