Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate)
What is Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) used for?
Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) is a beta blocker prescribed to treat patients suffering from hypertension or angina. The medication relaxes blood vessels in the body increasing circulation and reducing the amount of work required by the heart. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate)?
Use Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) according to your doctor`s instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. It is typically administered once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular regimen will depend on your health condition and symptoms. These should be taken with a full glass of water and may be swallowed with or without food. Never crush, split, or chew these doses as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate)?
Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may require medical attention include unusual swelling, faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, or a sensation of pressure on the body. Always inform your physician about any worrying or severe symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage to prevent further complications.
Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) should not be used to treat patients with unstable heart failure, unstable angina, hypotension, or aortic stenosis. Also inform your doctor if you have controlled heart failure or porphyrias as these conditions may cause problems during treatment.
Strictly use Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.