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Used for Hypertension

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Learn more about amlodipine

What dosages is amlodipine available in?

What dosages is amlodipine available in?

amlodipine is available as an oral capsule that contains amlodipine/benazepril in strengths of 5 mg/10 mg, 5 mg/20 mg, 10 mg/20 mg and 10 mg/40 mg.

What is amlodipine used for?

What is amlodipine used for?

amlodipine is an ACE inhibitor/calcium channel blocker that is used to treat high blood pressure.

How does amlodipine work?

How does amlodipine work?

amlodipine is a combination of two medications that work together to lower blood pressure. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). It works by relaxing your blood vessels to lower your blood pressure. Benazepril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It relaxes your blood vessels by blocking the ACE protein that typically squeezes your blood vessels.

How do I take amlodipine?

How do I take amlodipine?

amlodipine is typically started at a dose of 2.5 mg/10 mg (amlodipine/benazepril) by mouth once daily. Your provider will adjust your dose based on how well it’s helping your blood pressure and if you’re having side effects. The maximum dose is amlodipine 10 mg/40 mg (amlodipine/benazepril) once daily.

Is it safe for me to take amlodipine?

Is it safe for me to take amlodipine?

amlodipine is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have angioedema or history of hereditary or idiopathic angioedema, are currently taking aliskiren, or within 36 hours of switching to or from a neprilysin inhibitor, e.g., sacubitril/valsartan.

amlodipine Common Side Effects

amlodipine Common Side Effects

Common side effects of amlodipine:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Swelling
amlodipine Serious Side Effects

amlodipine Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with amlodipine. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Angioedema (severe swelling): swelling of the face, arms or legs, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Heart attack: tightness and pain in the chest, neck, arms, or back; cold and clammy skin; sweating; dizziness; tiredness
  • Serious kidney problems: urinating less often than usual, swelling in your feet, ankles, or hands, unexplained weight gain
  • High blood potassium levels: nausea, muscle weakness, tingling sensation, abnormal heartbeat
  • Dangerously low blood pressure: dizziness, lightheadedness, pale skin, feeling faint or fainting
  • Severe liver problems: swelling of your stomach, yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, confusion, dark or brown urine
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on amlodipine

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on amlodipine

The following medications may interact with amlodipine:

  • Diuretics: Excessive drop in blood pressure
  • Antidiabetics: Increased risk of hypoglycaemia
  • NSAIDS: Increased risk of renal impairment and loss of antihypertensive efficacy
  • Dual inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system: Increased risk of renal impairment, hypotension and hyperkalemia
  • Lithium: Symptoms of lithium toxicity
Who makes amlodipine?

Who makes amlodipine?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is amlodipine safe in pregnancy?

Is amlodipine safe in pregnancy?

amlodipine may cause harm to your unborn baby and should be discontinued as soon as possible if you become pregnant.

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