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If you are suffering from high blood pressure, Amlodipine can help. Get a new prescription or refill of amlodipine from a board-certified primary care doctor online.*

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2 FDA-approved uses

Available as a tablet or liquid

Treats high blood pressure, angina, and more

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About Amlodipine (Katerzia, Norvasc)

Amlodipine is a type of antihypertensive (lowers blood pressure) called a calcium channel blocker, which functions by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. Like any calcium channel blocker, this medication can only be used for high blood pressure. It is ineffective against high heart rate issues because it will not lower your heart rate like other medications such as metoprolol

Some conditions that amlodipine is known to treat include high blood pressure, angina, coronary artery disease, and Raynaud's syndrome. Amlodipine is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation under different brand names, including Norvasc and Katerzia.

Amlodipine may be prescribed as a tablet or a liquid. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed amlodipine, take it as prescribed unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. As chronic conditions, high blood pressure and stable angina need daily management with medicines like amlodipine in order to be treated.

Amlodipine uses

There are 2 FDA-approved uses for amlodipine, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your health care provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor.

  • Hypertension

  • Angina

    A symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD), angina is chronic chest pain that comes and goes without signs of heart attack (myocardial infarction).

Amlodipine side effects

The side effects associated with taking amlodipine are typically mild. Most Amlodipine side effects are associated with blood pressure. amlodipine has some common side effects. They may include:

  • Dizziness

  • Lightheadedness

  • Swelling ankles or feet

  • Flushing

  • Other side effects, which are rare but might be more severe, could include:

    • Irregular heartbeat

    • Fainting

    • Intense chest pain

    • Trouble breathing

    • Allergic reaction

    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms.

How to take Amlodipine (Katerzia, Norvasc)

Your doctor will provide you with instructions on how to take your amlodipine prescription.

Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Amlodipine can come in different forms and doses, so follow the specific instructions on your prescription. It is typically prescribed once per day. Some particular instructions may include: Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.

What to avoid while taking Amlodipine

  • Amlodipine has many possible drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs.

    It is important to consult your doctor when taking amlodipine if you are breastfeeding. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if consuming alcohol while taking amlodipine is acceptable.

    Some research shows that regular alcohol consumption may increase dizziness. Alcohol may also reduce the medication’s ability to do its job, making it harder to lower blood pressure.

    Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history. This includes if you have had a certain structural heart problem, very low blood pressure, or liver disease.

    Avoid standing up too quickly when taking amlodipine. If you are sitting or lying, move slowly to an upright position.

Alternative medications to Amlodipine

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another high blood pressure medication or a calcium channel blocker in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

Amlodipine prescription FAQs

  • How much does amlodipine cost?

    The cost for an amlodipine oral tablet of 10 mg is around $17 for a supply of 90 tablets. This price will vary based on insurance and the pharmacy price.

  • How can I refill my amlodipine prescription?

    Amlodipine can be refilled online by a doctor or pharmacist. You can pick up the prescription at any local pharmacy.

  • Who should not take amlodipine?

    Those with severe narrowing of the aortic heart valve, liver disease, or very low blood pressure.

  • What should you monitor when taking amlodipine? 

    Monitor your blood pressure when taking amlodipine. While it works to lower blood pressure, it must be monitored to avoid adverse effects and drug interactions.

  • What time of day should amlodipine be taken?

    There is no specific time of day which is best for taking amlodipine. The important part is making sure you take it at the same time every day.

  • What are the dangers of taking amlodipine?

    Severe but very rare side effects include severe stomach pain with or without diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, which can be signs of pancreatitis. There are also potential liver problems, which you can look out for if the whites of your or your skin turns yellow.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of amlodipine?

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your scheduled dose.

  • What happens if I take too much amlodipine?

    Like with any prescription medication, contact your local poison control center immediately.Amlodipine overdose can cause dangerously low blood pressure, dizziness, severe drowsiness, lightheadedness, worsening chest pain, shock, fainting, and fast heart rate.

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