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Amlodipine: Drug Uses, Side Effects & Dosage

Generic Name: amlodipine (am LOE di peen)
Brand Names: Katerzia, Norvasc

Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Dec 1, 2019.

What is amlodipine?

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that dilates (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Amlodipine is used to treat chest pain (angina) and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease.

Amlodipine is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack.

Amlodipine is for use in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.

Important information

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 amlodipine even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has

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Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More

  1. Amlodipine oral tablet is available as a brand-name drug and a generic drug. Brand name: Norvasc.
  2. Amlodipine comes only as a tablet you take by mouth.
  3. Amlodipine oral tablet is used to treat high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and angina.

Amlodipine oral tablet may cause extreme sleepiness. It can also cause other side effects.

More common side effects

The more common side effects that can occur with amlodipine include:

If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Serious side effects

Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:

  • Low blood pressure. Symptoms can include:
    • severe dizziness
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