Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate)
What is Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) used for?
Norvasc (Amlodipine Beseylate) is a calcium channel blocker prescribed to patients who have hypertension or chronic angina. The medication operates by relaxing blood vessels in the body to increase blood circulation. This action reduces the amount of work required by the heart while increasing oxygen distribution to prevent symptoms such as pain, lightheadedness, or anxiety. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered once each day, but your dosage may change depending on your symptoms and health condition. Always swallow the tablets whole and unaltered with a full glass of water. It is not suggested to change the form of the medicine prior to use by crushing, splitting, or chewing it as this may destroy its contents or alter its effects. Ask your pharmacist or physician if you have any questions about using the medicine.
What are the side effects of Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate)?
Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Tell your physician if any of these symptoms become severe or if more serious side effects occur such as faintness, increased heart rate, unusual swelling, nausea, or severe chest pain. These may require emergency medical attention or changes to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring.
Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) should not be used to treat patients who have unstable heart failure, unstable angina, hypotension, or inadequate circulation. Also inform your physician if you have controlled heart failure or porphyrias as these conditions may require reduced dosages to prevent potential problems from occurring.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.