How Do You Feel After Taking Amlodipine

If you are a patient with high blood pressure, there are a number of medications available to lower blood pressure. Amlodipine tablets are an effective oral medication used to treat high blood pressure and other similar conditions.

Amlodipine is used to lower blood pressure and can also be used alone or in combination with other heart medications. Amlodipine is also used to treat coronary artery disease, and angina (chest pain), and aid blood flow more easily to your heart when arteries in your heart are blocked due to high cholesterol. Unlike other blood pressure medications, Amlodipine generally does not cause serious side effects.

We’ve compiled more information about Amlodipine - its uses, benefits, and common side effects.

What is Amlodipine?

Amlodipine is a prescription oral drug that is also available as the brand-name drug Norvasc and as a generic drug. The benefit of amlodipine is that it can be taken in combination with other heart medications.

Amlodipine Side Effects

Amlodipine oral tablet may cause the following side effects in some users:

  • swelling of your legs or ankles
  • drowsiness
  • stomach pain
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • feeling flushed in the face
  • irregular heart rate (arrhythmia)
  • very fast heart rate (palpitations)
  • abnormal muscle movements
  • tremors

 How Do You Feel After Taking Amlodipine?          

If you experience any of these side effects, usually they are mild and go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If you’re side effects last longer or are more serious, talk to your GP or pharmacist.

How To Take Amlodipine

Your dosage will depend on the below factors. Your healthcare provider will take all these considerations into account when prescribing dosage.

  • your age
  • the condition being treated
  • how severe is your condition is
  • other medical conditions you have
  • your reaction to the first dose

Dosage for high blood pressure

Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)

  • Typical starting dosage: 5 mg taken orally once a day.
  • Dosage increases: Your GP may change your dosage based on your blood pressure goals. If your blood pressure is still high after 7–14 days of treatment, your GP may increase your dosage.
  • Maximum dosage: 10 mg per day.

Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)

  • Typical dosage: 2.5 mg taken orally once a day.

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