Amlodipine
Generic Alternative to Norvasc
Strength Size FormatProduct Price  
Unavailable n/a
5mg 84 $70.33
10mg 84 $75.89
Norvasc
Brand Alternative to Amlodipine Besylate
Strength Size FormatProduct Price  
5mg 100 $178.40
10mg 100 $259.47
NORVASC (amlodipine) is a type of medicine called a long-acting calcium channel blocker (CCB). NORVASC (amlodipine) is used to treat high blood pressure (also called ìhypertension,î ìhigh-per-TEN-shun.î) NORVASC (amlodipine) is also used to treat a type of chest pain called angina ("ANN-ji-nuh"). Angina is often a pain or pressure in your chest that keeps coming back when part of your heart does not get enough blood. NORVASC (amlodipine) works to relax your blood vessels. This lets your blood flow more easily and helps lower your blood pressure. This means that blood pressure can be lower, and angina pain can be reduced or controlled. Norvasc can help reduce the risk associated with heart disease. The task of preventing heart attacks is a lot easier when you know who is most at risk. Norvasc is used to reduce stress on a blood vessel caused by elevated blood pressure. We also know that certain biochemical markers during laboratory tests have shown to be useful to identify who may be at high risk for a recurrent heart attack or initial heart attack. C-reactive protein, is an inflammatory marker that's been available for many years. But in a more sensitive form, we now realize that this marker can identify people at high risk for death and myocardial infarction when they have acute coronary syndromes. There's also utility for C-reactive protein in identifying people at risk for the first heart attack or the first stroke. So it expands our ability to identify high-risk individuals. In addition to C-reactive protein, we can look at the different sizes of the LDL particles. We now know that a small LDL particle increases the risk of the first heart attack and also increases the risk of narrowing of the arteries in people with known disease, and these small particles are much more susceptible to chemical change that influences their inflammatory potential. You can get more information on LDL particle sizes by searching the Medisave database and looking for drugs like Pravachol and Zocor or Lipitor. Norvasc (Amlodipine)
NORVASC side effects that may go away during treatment, include nausea, fatigue, weakness, stomach pain, drowsiness, muscle cramps, headache, or flushing. If NORVASC side effects continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience NORVASC side effects like swelling of your feet or legs; tender, bleeding, or swollen gums; worsening chest pain (attacks are more frequent, more severe, or last longer); yellowing of the eyes or skin; dark urine; a fast or irregular heartbeat; or difficulty breathing. NORVASC side effects are UNLIKELY, but seek immediate medical attention if NORVASC side effects occur. Symptoms NORVASC side effects include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other NORVASC side effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. You can take NORVASC (amlodipine) safely with (or without) food. NORVASC (amlodipine) can also be taken with grapefruit juice. (Grapefruit juice can affect the way your body breaks down many medicines.) Itís also ok to take NORVASC (amlodipine) with drugs you buy off the shelf, like AdvilÆ or MaaloxÆ. You can take it with many prescription drugs, including other high blood pressure medicines. Only your healthcare provider can tell you if NORVASC (amlodipine) is right for you. Amlodipine ("am-LOW-dih-peen") is the active ingredient in NORVASC (amlodipine). People who are allergic to NORVASC (amlodipine) should not take this drug.
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