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Amlodipine

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Amlodipine (Norvasc (Pfizer) and generics) (as besylate, mesylate or maleate) is a long-acting calcium channel blocker dihydropyridine (DHP) class used as an antihypertensive and in the treatment of angina pectoris. Like other calcium channel blockers, amlodipine acts by relaxing the smooth muscle in the arterial wall, decreasing total peripheral resistance thereby reducing blood pressure; in angina, amlodipine increases blood flow to the heart muscle (although DHP-class calcium channel blockers are more selective for arteries than the muscular tissue of the heart (myocardium), as the cardiac calcium channels are not of the dihydropyridine-type).

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DEA Class 2 meaning a high potential for abuse, less abuse potential than Schedule I drugs, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence.

Estimated Total Cost: $9.94 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed amlodipine to treat high blood pressure, kidney disease due to longstanding hypertension, hypertensive heart disease, and pus in urine.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take amlodipine if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking amlodipine most commonly experience side effects like flushing and palpitations.

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