Amlodipine Regulates High Blood Pressure
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood. It does so by relaxing blood vessels. It also controls chest pain when taken Amlodipine on a regular basis. It is sometimes prescribed in combination with other medications.
Amlodipine is manufactured in tablet form. The usual dose is once per day. Take as prescribed, no more, no less frequently. The physician will begin with a low dose and increase the strength gradually. Although this drug controls high blood pressure, it is not a cure.
Amlodipine is sometimes prescribed to treat other conditions. List all other prescription or non-prescription drugs that you take. Include herbal remedies and vitamins as well. Other factors your physician should be aware of before prescribing Amlodipine:
• If you have a history of heart failure
• If you have a history of liver disease
• If you are pregnant
• If you are breast-feeding
If you get pregnant while using Amlodipine, contact the doctor. Do not stop taking this or any other medication abruptly without consulting your physician because it can be dangerous.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is near the time for the next tablet, skip the one you missed. Never take a double dose to compensate for one you missed taking.
You may notice some side effects with this medication. Notify the physician if they become severe or long lasting:
• Swelling of the extremities
• Stomach pain