Amlodipine for Children
Amlodipine besylate (Norvasc®) belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It is approved to control high blood pressure (hypertension) and to treat certain types of heart disease, such as:
- Angina, including exercise-induced angina (chronic stable angina) and vasospastic angina (Prinzmetal's or variant angina)
- Coronary artery disease in people who do not have heart failure.
Healthcare providers may prescribe amlodipine for children as young as six years old for the treatment of high blood pressure. However, before your child uses this medication, talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and potential risks of giving children amlodipine.
(Click What Is Amlodipine Used For? for more information about using amlodipine in children, how this medication works, and possible off-label uses.)