Amlodipine

Other Names

Norvasc®, Caduet®, Lotrel. (There may be other brand names for this medication.)

What is it Used For?

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina).

How is it Administered?

Amlodipine comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day. Take it around the same time every day.

How Does it Work?

Amlodipine is in a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. Calcium channel blockers stop calcium from going into the muscle cells of the heart and arteries (blood vessels that carry blood towards the heart). This relaxes and opens up the blood vessels, blood flows more easily, and blood pressure is lowered.

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