Amlodipine is used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), Amlodipine can help lower blood pressure in patients suffering from hypertension.
How it Works
Amlodipine is also known as calcium channel blockers or calcium ion antagonists, Amlodipine works in the body by widening the blood vessels, mwhich makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body and help increase the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. Amlodipine as Calcium channel blockers do not change the amount of calcium in your blood or bones. Amlodipine works by blocking the amount of calcium that goes into the 'smooth' muscle cells in the walls of the arteries and in the heart. Calcium is needed for muscles to contract, so reducing the amount of calcium causes the muscle cells to relax, allowing more smoother blood flow and directly treating hypertension
Common Side effects
Patients who take Amlodipine may suffer from such side effects;
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Amlodipine besylate is a drug that is used to prevent and treat high blood pressure. It is referred as Norvasc as the US brand name. It is manufactured by USV, Kopran Ltd, ZYDUS MEDICA, Cipla, and Pfizer. It also has the brand name Amlip or Aginal. It is usually made in the form of tablets. It comes in various strengths such as 10 mg, 5 mg, and 2.5 mg. Amlodipine besylate is also used to avoid the chest pains.
The main active component of the drug is AMLODIPINE BESYLATE. It has a molecular weight of 567.1. This molecule is a crystalline powder and white in color. Inactive components of this drug are magnesium stearate, starch, microcrystalline cellulose, and calcium phosphate.
Amlodipine besylate is used to provide treatment for high blood pressure, heart burning, and pain in the chest.Amlodipine besylate is also used with other medicine to prevent side effects. The action of Amlodipine besylate prevents calcium production in the blood. Amlodipine besylate allows blood pressure to normal levels and thus avoid chest pain and heart burn.
Dosage and administration
Before taking Amlodipine besylate you should consult with the doctors. The dosages depend on the age and medical conditions of the patient. It is also advised that you don't miss any dosage. You should take Amlodipine besylate after a meal
Pregnant women should not use Amlodipine besylate because it may affect the baby however you can use Amlodipine besylate after consultation with the doctor if it is prescribed to you. You should not take any other medicines when you are using this drug unless explained to your doctor beforehand. YOu should always inform your doctor about any medical conditions or allergies you may have prior to taking Amlodipine besylate.
Seek medical attention if you experience any allergies or medical emergency. Children are not advised to take Amlodipine besylate. Patients the age of 60 should consult with the doctors. You should need to explain your all the previous medical conditions to the doctors.
Some people experience urination problems as side effects. You may experience tiredness and stomach pain as well. You may also experience rashes, swelling in the joints of hands, and legs and also some motion problems
Amlodipine besylate should be stored at room temperature of 23-25 degrees. It should be kept away from the children and pets in your home. Amlodipine besylate should be kept away from extreme heat, sunlight or moisture.