Amlodipine
Amlodipine

Amlodipine

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Amlodipine
Amlodipine is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Taking this medication could reduce the risk of heart disease or future heart attacks and strokes.
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Description

What is Amlodipine?

Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain, specifically angina.  

How does it work?

It works to reduce blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels to allow blood to pass through easier. For treating angina, it improves the blood supply to the heart muscle bringing more oxygen to reduce chest pain. 

Is Amlodipine suitable for me?

Amlodipine medication may affect or be affected by other medicines. Consult with your doctor to see if Amlodipine is right for you.

Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.

  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing of the face and feeling hot
  • Feeling sick
  • Stomach ache
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations (irregular or forceful heart beat)
  • Swollen ankles


Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.

Delivery

Next Day Delivery Guarantee

All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.

Our Discreet Packaging Promise

We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!

Dosage

Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Amlodipine.

Take one 5mg tablet once a day.


Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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We will dispatch your order using our express next-day courier service from our pharmacy partners across the UK. You will receive your treatment discreetly to the comfort of your home/ selected address. 

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Why is Amlodipine taken at night?

Amlodipine is taken at night because it has a long half-life and it takes several hours for the drug to reach its peak concentration in the body. Taking amlodipine at night ensures that the drug will be at its highest concentration when blood pressure is typically at its lowest, making it more effective at reducing blood pressure. Additionally, taking amlodipine at night may help to reduce morning blood pressure spikes.

Can I eat bananas on Amlopdipine?

There is no definitive answer to this question as everyone reacts differently to medication. It is generally recommended that you speak with your doctor or pharmacist before consuming any foods or drinks while taking amlodipine, just to be safe. That being said, there are no known interactions between amlodipine and bananas. Therefore, it is likely safe to eat bananas while taking amlodipine, but you should still speak with your doctor first.

Is this medication suited for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

How is the medication delivered?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

Additional Information

Amlodipine is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain. It is a type of calcium channel blocker that works by relaxing the muscles of the heart and blood vessels. 

Some side effects of amlodipine include headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. More serious side effects include low blood pressure and fast or irregular heartbeat. Amlodipine should be used with caution in people with liver disease or kidney disease. It should also be used with caution in people who are taking other medications that can lower blood pressure. Amlodipine may interact with other medications including beta blockers, diuretics, and digoxin. Other lifestyle modifications that can help control blood pressure include eating a healthy diet, managing stress, exercising regularly, and not smoking.

What should you avoid when taking Amlodipine?

There are no specific foods or drinks that you need to avoid while taking amlodipine. However, you should generally avoid drinking alcohol while taking any medication, as it can increase the risk of side effects. You should also talk to your doctor about any other medications you are taking, as amlodipine may interact with certain other drugs.

What is the Amlodipine dosage for elderly patients?

The recommended starting dose of amlodipine for elderly patients is 5 mg once daily. This dose may be increased if needed to 10 mg once daily. Elderly patients may be more susceptible to the side effects of amlodipine, so close monitoring is necessary. As always, speak with your doctor about what dosage is best for you.

How do I order my medication?

Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.

Can I cancel or return my order?

For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.

You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.

Important

If you are taking amlodipine as prescribed by your doctor, it is important to be aware of potential side effects and other possible complications. Some of the more common side effects associated with this medication include headaches, dizziness, tiredness, nausea, and flushing. These side effects are generally mild in nature and tend to resolve on their own over time.

However, there are other more serious potential side effects that may occur while taking amlodipine. These can include low blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to consult your doctor right away for prompt treatment.

To help control your blood pressure and avoid potential side effects from amlodipine, it is important to make lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet, managing stress, exercising regularly, and not smoking. Additionally, be sure to closely follow all instructions from your doctor when taking amlodipine, and speak to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.