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Home Knowledge Center Wellness Library amlodipine

amlodipine

Pronunciation: am LOE di peen

Brand: Katerzia, Norvasc

Norvasc

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2.5 mg, diamond, white, imprinted with NORVASC, 2.5

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Norvasc

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5 mg, octagonal, white, imprinted with NORVASC 5

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Norvasc

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with NORVASC 10

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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2.5 mg, round, white, imprinted with 93, 83

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with 93, 7167

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with 93, 7168

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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2.5 mg, round, blue, imprinted with M, A8

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, round, blue, imprinted with M, A9

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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10 mg, round, blue, imprinted with A10, M

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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2.5 mg, round, white, imprinted with 2108, V

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with 2109, V

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with 2110, V

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with ALP 5, 832

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with ALP 10, 832

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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2.5 mg, round, white, imprinted with U, 241

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with U, 242

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with U, 243

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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2.5 mg, round, white, imprinted with IG, 237

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with 238, IG

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with IG, 239

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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2.5 mg, diamond, white, imprinted with 568

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, octagonal, white, imprinted with 569

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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2.5 mg, round, white, imprinted with IP 6

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with IP 7

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with IP 8

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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2.5 mg, round, white, imprinted with 211

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with Z 5

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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2.5 mg, round, white, imprinted with IG, 237

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with IG, 238

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with IG, 239

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with 128, C

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with APO, AML 10

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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10 mg, octagonal, white, imprinted with LOGO, AM 10

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with G 1540, 10

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with 54 233

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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2.5 mg, round, white, imprinted with 126, C

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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2.5 mg, round, white, imprinted with APO, AML 2.5

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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2.5 mg, diamond, white, imprinted with LOGO, AM 2

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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2.5 mg, diamond, white, imprinted with G 1520, 2.5

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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2.5 mg, round, white, imprinted with 54 513

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with 127, C

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with APO, AML 5

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, octagonal, white, imprinted with AM 5, LOGO

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, octagonal, white, imprinted with G1530, 5

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, round, blue, imprinted with M, A9

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AmLODIPine Besylate

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with 54 771

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Norvasc

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with NORVASC 10

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Norvasc

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2.5 mg, diamond, white, imprinted with NORVASC, 2.5

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Norvasc

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5 mg, octagonal, white, imprinted with NORVASC 5

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What is the most important information I should know about amlodipine?

What is the most important information I should know about amlodipine?

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

What is amlodipine?

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) in adults and children at least 6 years old. Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack.

Amlodipine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking amlodipine?

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking amlodipine?

You should not take amlodipine if you are allergic to it.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • liver disease; or
  • a heart valve problem called aortic stenosis.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known whether amlodipine will harm an unborn baby. However, having high blood pressure during pregnancy may cause complications such as diabetes or eclampsia (dangerously high blood pressure that can lead to medical problems in both mother and baby). The benefit of treating hypertension may outweigh any risks to the baby.

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

How should I take amlodipine?

How should I take amlodipine?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Take the medicine at the same time each day, with or without food.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) before you measure a dose. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often.

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.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using amlodipine even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life.

Your hypertension or heart condition may be treated with a combination of drugs. Use all medications as directed and read all medication guides you receive. Do not change your doses or stop taking any of your medications without your doctor's advice. This is especially important if you also take nitroglycerin.

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.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

What happens if I miss a dose?

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if you are more than 12 hours late for the dose. Do not take two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include rapid heartbeats, redness or warmth in your arms or legs, or fainting.

What should I avoid while taking amlodipine?

What should I avoid while taking amlodipine?

Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy.

What are the possible side effects of amlodipine?

What are the possible side effects of amlodipine?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

In rare cases, when you first start taking amlodipine, your angina may get worse or you could have a heart attack. Seek emergency medical attention or call your doctor right away if you have symptoms such as: chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • worsening chest pain;
  • swelling in your feet or ankles;
  • severe drowsiness; or
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.

Common side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness;
  • feeling tired;
  • stomach pain, nausea; or
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).

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 other drugs will affect amlodipine?

What other drugs will affect amlodipine?

Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially:

  • nitroglycerin;
  • simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin); or
  • any other heart or blood pressure medications.

This list is not complete. Other drugs may affect amlodipine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.

Where can I get more information?

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about amlodipine.

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