Amlodipine Tablets

Low blood pressure is sometimes also called hypotension (high blood pressure is called hypertension) and can have quite an adverse impact on your health and wellbeing.  Many people mistakenly think that low blood pressure is desirable because high blood pressure has such a negative press but quite the contrary is true and it can be an indicator of some serious health conditions. Low blood pressure is a serious medical concern and can result in a range of unpleasant symptoms including:-

  • Lightheadedness or feeling dizzy
  • Blurred vision
  • Fainting
  • Sickness and nausea
  • Excess tiredness and fatigue
  • An inability to concentrate or focus

Low blood pressure can be a symptom of an underlying condition which your healthcare professional will want to investigate.  Low blood pressure is usually treated with medication such as Amlodipine tablets but it is also important to understand the root cause.

Some causes of low blood pressure

  1. Heart disease including problems with the heart valves, heart attack and heart failure.  Heart conditions do not always result in high blood pressure
  2. Pregnancy can cause a drop in blood pressure due to the expansion and load on the circulatory system, this is normal and is monitored throughout the pregnancy to ensure it is within acceptable parameters
  3. Endocrine conditions such as adrenal insufficiency and sometimes diabetes can result in low blood pressure
  4. Dehydration caused by illness or over exertion, also the overuse of diuretics
  5. Blood loss following a surgical procedure or accident will lower the pressure within your body
  6. Serious infection or septicemia which is an infection within the body’s bloodstream
  7. Nutritional deficiencies  particularly a lack of the B vitamins can impede the production of red blood cells which can, in turn, cause low blood pressure

The blood pressure medication, Amlodipine, is a popular prescription choice to manage hypotension by many doctors.  Amlodipine 5mg tablets are available on prescription from ANP Pharma along wth professional pharmacy healthcare advice to support a healthy lifestyle.  More information is available at