Generic Name - Amlodipine
Category - Antianginial medication
Chest pain, High blood pressure.
Generic for Norvasc* is indicated to reduce attacks of chest pain (angina), and/or helps reduce high blood pressure (hypertension). Norvasc* is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This results in relaxation of blood vessels, which can reduce the amount of work the heart has to do.
Generic for Norvasc* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Norvasc* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Norvasc* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Heart problems, low blood pressure, slow or irregular heartbeat
Very low blood pressure.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Norvasc*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Generic for Norvasc* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericNorvasc*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Norvasc* for angina is 15 to 10 milligrams once daily. If you have liver disease, the lower 5-milligram dose will be used at the start.
Generic for Norvasc* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Norvasc* side Effects include fainting spells, dizziness, or lightheadedness, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, palpitations and swelling of legs or ankles.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Norvasc*.
Generic for Norvasc* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Norvasc* will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Norvasc* without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Generic for Norvasc* and Breastfeeding
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Norvasc* passes into breast milk. Do not take without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Norvasc* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Norvasc* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Norvasc* and Geriatric
If you are over 65 years of age, you may be more likely to experience side effects from Generic for Norvasc*. Consult your doctor and seek medical advice.
The above information about Generic for Norvasc* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.