What is Amlodipine?-  Full information, usage, benefits and side effects

What is Amlodipine?- Full information, usage, benefits and side effects


Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat high blood pressure in adults and children over the age of 6. It is also used to treat certain types of angina pectoris (chest pain) and coronary artery disease (narrowing of the blood vessels that supply the heart). Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels, so the heart doesn't have to pump as hard. It controls chest pain by increasing blood flow to the heart. When taken regularly, amlodipine reduces chest pain, but once it occurs, it cannot be stopped.If you have chest pain, your doctor may prescribe another medication.

(यह दवाई खासतौर से हाई बीपी के उपचार के लिए इस्तेमाल की जाती है।)


Amlodipine is available as a tablet or as a suspension (liquid) to be taken orally. In general, take once a day. Take your amlodipine at about the same time each day so you don't forget to take it. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any areas you do not understand. Take amlodipine as directed. Do not take more or less, or more often than directed by your doctor.

Shake the suspension well before each use to mix the drug evenly.

Your doctor will likely start with a low dose of amlodipine and gradually increase the dose.

Amlodipine helps control high blood pressure, angina, and coronary artery disease, but it does not cure these conditions. Continue taking amlodipine, even if you feel well. Do not stop taking amlodipine without first talking to your doctor.

Side effects: 

  • swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • headache
  • upset stomach
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • drowsiness
  • excessive tiredness
  • flushing

Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.


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