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Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with amlodipine. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of amlodipine include, but are not limited to:
  • Swelling or water retention (edema)
  • Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations)
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Flushing (redness of the skin, especially the face)
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Drowsiness.
(Click Amlodipine Side Effects to learn about the specific side effects of the drug, including serious side effects to look out for. You can also read about possible side effects by going to:

Drug Interactions With Amlodipine

Amlodipine can interact with a number of medications.
(Click Drug Interactions With Amlodipine for more information.)
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