Amlodipine Besylate Medication Information
Amlodipine besylate (Norvasc®) is a prescription medication approved for treating various conditions of the heart and blood vessels. It is commonly used to control high blood pressure and to treat heart disease, including angina and coronary artery disease in people who do not have heart failure.
Amlodipine is part of a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It helps slow down the rate at which calcium moves into your heart and into the blood vessel walls. This, in turn, helps to relax the vessels, which allows better blood flow and causes lower blood pressure. It also makes it easier for the heart to pump blood.
In order to help ensure a safe treatment process with amlodipine besylate, medication information should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. For example, talk to your healthcare provider before using this medicine if you have congestive heart failure or liver disease, as amlodipine can potentially cause problems in people with these conditions. Side effects that you should be aware of before starting treatment include fatigue, dizziness, and nausea.
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