Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Norvasc
Generic Name: amlodipine (Pronunciation: am LOE di peen)
What is amlodipine (Norvasc)?
Amlodipine is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Amlodipine relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.
Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or chest pain (angina) and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease. This medication is for use in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.
Amlodipine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Amlodipine 10 mg-APO
round, white, imprinted with APO, AML 10
Amlodipine 10 mg-COB
octagonal, white, imprinted with LOGO, AM 10
Amlodipine 10 mg-GRE
round, white, imprinted with G 1540, 10
Amlodipine 10 mg-MYL
round, blue, imprinted with A10, M
Amlodipine 10 mg-ROX
round, white, imprinted with 54 233
Amlodipine 10 mg-TEV
round, white, imprinted with 93, 7168
Amlodipine 2.5 mg-APO
round, white, imprinted with APO, AML 2.5
Amlodipine 2.5 mg-COB
diamond, white, imprinted with LOGO, AM 2
Amlodipine 2.5 mg-GRE
diamond, white, imprinted with G 1520, 2.5
Amlodipine 2.5 mg-MYL
round, blue, imprinted with M, A8
Amlodipine 2.5 mg-ROX
round, white, imprinted with 54 513
Amlodipine 2.5 mg-TEV
round, white, imprinted with 93, 83
Amlodipine 5 mg-APO
round, white, imprinted with APO, AML 5
Amlodipine 5 mg-COB
octagonal, white, imprinted with AM 5, LOGO
Amlodipine 5 mg-GRE
octagonal, imprinted with G1530, 5
Amlodipine 5 mg-MYL
round, blue, imprinted with M, A9
Amlodipine 5 mg-ROX
round, white, imprinted with 54 771
Amlodipine 5 mg-TEV
round, white, imprinted with 93, 7167
Norvasc 10 mg
round, white, imprinted with NORVASC 10
Norvasc 2.5 mg
diamond, white, imprinted with NORVASC, 2.5
Norvasc 5 mg
octagonal, white, imprinted with NORVASC 5
What are the possible side effects of amlodipine (Norvasc)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about amlodipine (Norvasc)?
Before taking amlodipine, tell your doctor if you have congestive heart failure or liver disease.
Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of amlodipine.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Amlodipine is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet, exercise, weight control, and other medications. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
Tell your doctor about all other heart or blood pressure medications you are taking.
Your chest pain may become worse when you first start taking amlodipine or when your dose is increased. Call your doctor if your chest pain is severe or ongoing.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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