Norvasc(Amlodipine) is a calcium channel blocker that improves blood flow by dilating blood vessels. It’s prescribed to treat chest pain, high blood pressure, and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Norvasc exactly as prescribed.
Chest pain may worsen when you start taking Norvasc. Contact your doctor if chest pain is ongoing or severe.
Before taking Norvasc, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Norvasc may interact with other drugs, especially nitroglycerin, simvastatin, and other heart and blood pressure medication.
Common side effects of Norvasc include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
How should I store Norvasc?
Keep Norvasc in a dry place at room temperature. Do not store in a humid environment like a bathroom.
What foods should I avoid while taking Norvasc?
Avoid alcohol, which may increase side effects like dizziness and tiredness. Your doctor may also recommend dietary changes to help further lower your blood pressure.