Amlodipine 5 mg Tablets
Certain conditions affecting the cardiovascular system, such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart disease, can be managed with amlodipine besylate (Norvasc®), a type of calcium channel blocker. It comes in tablet form and is available in three strengths, including:
- Amlodipine 2.5 mg tablets
- Amlodipine 5 mg tablets
- Amlodipine 10 mg tablets.
Most people being treated for high blood pressure or heart disease typically start with amlodipine 5 mg tablets (one tablet, once daily). If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to amlodipine 10 mg daily. The recommended starting dose for children as young as six years old with high blood pressure is amlodipine 2.5 to 5 mg once daily.
As with any medication, side effects may occur with amlodipine. Some of the most commonly reported problems include feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (palpitations), nausea, and flushing.
(Click Amlodipine Dosage for more information on how this medication is prescribed, what factors your healthcare provider may consider before making dosing recommendations, and for tips and precautions when using amlodipine.)