Generic Name: Amlodipine
Brand Name: Tensivask, Norvask, Actapin, Amdixal

Amlodipine in the group of calcium channel blockers. This drug works dilate blood vessels, lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate thereby reducing the workload of the heart. It also dilates coronary arteries so that blood flow to the heart increases.

Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or chest pain (angina).

Amlodipine is also used for other needs that are not listed here.

Important Information
Before using amlodipine tell your doctor if you have congestive heart failure or liver disease.

Avoid drinking alcohol while using amlodipine. Alcohol can continue to lower blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of amlodipine. If you are in treatment for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel better already.

Amlodipine is only part of a treatment program that also includes a healthy diet, exercising. healthy weight control, and other medications.

Tell your doctor about all the medical treatment of heart and blood pressure that you are doing.

Chest pain can be severe when first using amlodipine or when the dose is increased. Contact your doctor if the pain worsens or persists.

Side Effects
Call emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to this:
· Hives or itching of the skin redness
· Difficulty breathing
· Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat

Call your doctor if you have the following serious side effects:
· Feeling you are going to faint
· Swelling of the hands, or feet joints
· Pain in the chest
· Slow heart rate, rapid or irregular
· Easy to swelling or bleeding, unusual weak
· Numbness, burning, pain or tingling
· Yellowing of skin and eyes

Other side effects:
· Headache
· Drowsiness, depression, surprised
· Dizziness, sensation of spinning
· Heat or redness under the skin
· Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite
· Diarrhea, constipation
· More urine than usual
· Difficulty sleeping
· Dreaming bad
· Mild rash or itching of the skin
· Pain in the muscles or joints
· Dry mouth, thirst, and sweating
· Changes in body weight

Symptomatic side effects above may appear incomplete and other symptoms.