Norvasc (Oral)


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Norvasc (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Norvasc (Oral)

Norvasc (Oral) Medication Classification

AMLODIPINE (By mouth)

Norvasc (Oral) Brandname

Norvasc

Norvasc (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Amlodipine (am-LOE-di-peen) Treats high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). This medicine is a calcium channel blocker.

When To Not Use Norvasc (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to amlodipine or to similar medicines (such as verapamil, Adalat®, Calan®, Cardizem®, Lotrel®, Plendil®, Procardia®).

How Should You Use Norvasc (Oral)

Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Norvasc (Oral) Storage

Store Norvasc (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Norvasc (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Norvasc (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • There are many other medicines that can interact with amlodipine. Make sure your doctor knows about ALL other medicines you are using. This includes over-the-counter medicines that can increase your blood pressure (such as diet pills, cold and allergy medicines, or asthma medicines).
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Norvasc (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease, heart failure, stomach problems, or aortic stenosis (narrowing of a valve in your heart).
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or lightheaded. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.

Norvasc (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Chest pain (may be related to your disease and not a side effect)
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
  • Swelling in the ankles or feet
  • Yellow eyes or skin
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Flushing and feeling warm
  • Headache
  • Nausea or stomach discomfort

Norvasc (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.5***~

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

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Ease of Use:

****

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Reviews

Norvasc (Oral)
3.5

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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Florence, US - 09/05/2010

This medication lowers my blood pressure, but makes me feel awful. Some of the symptoms include feeling lightheaded, tired, aching, and nausea. This stuff is awful and I cannot wait to get off of it.

Norvasc (Oral)
3.5

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: **

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Valerie, florence, al - 08/13/2008

Since I started taking this drug my hair is starting to fall out, and I have a very irregular heartbeat. I'm extremely tired, but I have a very hard time sleeping at night. I have been taking this for about half the year. I wonder if anyone else is having the same symptoms.