Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker prescribed to treat hypertension, ischemic heart disease, angina.
Amlodipine Besylate is a long-acting calcium channel blocker. We know two basic types of calcium channel blockers; they are dihydropyridine and non-dihydropyridine. The most important difference between the two types is that non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers can slow the heart rate, while dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers should not do it. Amlodipine is used to treat angina. Amlodipine is an anti-hypertensive. It makes the stomach muscle relax in the arterial wall. Amlodipine decreases total peripheral resistance. In the case of angina Amlodipine generic increases blood flow to the heart muscle. Amlodipine 5 mg treats also other conditions caused by coronary artery disease.
This medication may be used by adults and children not younger then 6 years old.
Tell your doctor if you have any allergies or side effects to drugs, foods, or other medications.
Amlodipine has tablet form. It should be taken by mouth, usually once a day. Amlodipine Besylate may be Amlodipine 5 mg and Amlodipine 10 mg. Take Amlodipine generic at the same time every day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood and gain benefit. Take as much Amlodipine 5 mg as you are prescribed by your doctor.
The dose of Amlodipine recommended by your doctor or any other health care professional may vary; it depends on the age of patient and the medical condition. Do not suddenly stop taking Amlodipine 5 mg. Ask your doctor or health care professional to reduce the dose. Initial dose is Amlodipine 2.5 mg, take it orally once per day. Maintenance dose is Amlodipine 2.5 mg or 10 mg orally once per day.
Feeling dizzy, gum changes, swelling in the arms or legs, feeling dizzy are some side effects caused by taking Amlodipine.
Amlodipine should be stored at room temperature. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Amlodipine out of the reach of children and away from pets.