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Amlodipine is a drug that is used for treating high blood pressure, certain types of angina, and coronary heart failure. The drug works by slowing down the rate at which calcium moves to your heart and blood vessel walls, allowing better blood flow. Amlodipine comes in the form of a tablet that is taken by mouth, usually once a day. Some possible side effects of this drug include dizziness, nausea, and headache.
What Is Amlodipine?Amlodipine besylate (Norvasc®) is a prescription medication used to treat various conditions of the heart and blood vessels.
What Is It Used For?Amlodipine has been licensed for several uses. These uses include the treatment of:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Heart disease (also known as coronary artery disease), including: