What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking amlodipine if you have:
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis or liver failure
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Norvasc and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Norvasc and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings of Amlodipine for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take the drug.)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Fast heart rate (tachycardia)
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Norvasc Overdose for more information.)
Storage MethodsAmlodipine should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Amlodipine tablets should be stored in an airtight container.
Keep amlodipine and all medications out of the reach of children.