What is Norvasc?
Amlodipine is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). In addition to treating high blood pressure or CAD, Norvasc also lessens the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with CAD.The use of Norvasc is not limited to those conditions detailed in this medication guide.
High blood pressure and angina can both be treated with Norvasc alone or in combination with other drugs.Calcium channel blockers reduce your blood pressure and make it simpler for your heart to pump blood by relaxing the smooth muscle in the walls of your blood vessels.Additionally, Norvasc is employed to stop some forms of angina.Your ability to exercise more and the frequency of your angina attacks may both improve.There is no beta-blocker in norvasc.Generic Norvasc is a medication that is offered.Amlodipine is also marketed under the name Norvasc.
Norvasc may have unwanted effects. If any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away, let your doctor know right away: head painflushing (warmth sensation), tiredness, Stomach ache, constipation, diarrhoea, Acid reflux, Ankle, foot, or leg swelling.
The dosage forms of Norvasc are tablets containing 2.5, 5 and 10 milligrams (mg).5 mg once daily is typically the starting dose for the treatment of high blood pressure.Depending on the patient's response and tolerance, the dosage may be raised to the maximum advised dose of 10 mg once daily.2.5 or 5 mg administered once daily is the suggested starting dose for the treatment of angina.Depending on the patient's response and tolerance, the dosage may be raised to the maximum advised dose of 10 mg once daily.
Norvasc might interact with different drugs.Inform your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and dietary supplements you are taking.
Norvasc should only be taken during pregnancy if it has been prescribed.This medication may enter breast milk and negatively impact a nursing infant.Before breastfeeding, speak with your doctor.
Mechanism of Action
Blood flow is enhanced by Norvasc's relaxation (widening) of blood vessels.
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that increases blood flow and dilates (widens) blood vessels.
Calcium channel blockers reduce your blood pressure and make it simpler for your heart to pump blood by relaxing the smooth muscle in the walls of your blood vessels.
Additionally, Norvasc is employed to stop some forms of angina. Your ability to exercise more and the frequency of your angina attacks may both improve.