Norvasc is the medication that improves the blood flow. The active ingredient of this drug is Amlodipine that belongs to calcium channel blockers. It is one of the medications recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
What Is Norvasc?
Norvasc can be used in a combination with other medications to lower high blood pressure. This medication can also be used for treatment of different conditions caused by CAD, such as heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems. Once this drug is absorbed into the blood stream, it relaxes the blood vessels. Patients using it will experience an ability to exercise. Norvasc is not suitable for treatment of chest pain when you have it, and you should use other medicines. Besides, it is suitable for children of at least 6 years old.
How You Should Use Norvasc
Take Norvasc only as prescribed by your healthcare provider. The dosage suitable for you will be determined based on different factors, such as health condition, age and response to its ingredients. If you need a higher dosage, it should be increased gradually. To get even more benefits, you should use this medicine regularly. Even if you feel better, you should continue taking this drug because high blood pressure is associated with high risk.
It is important to monitor the way Norvasc affects you. Tell your healthcare provider if you feel better or worse.
Are There Any Precautions?
There is a range of precautions that you should learn before using this medication. If any of its ingredients cause an allergic reaction, you should not take Norvasc. Also, your healthcare provider should know about your health condition, in particular if you have at least one of the following problems:
Extremely low blood pressure.
Norvasc may make you feel dizzy, and that is why it is not recommended to drive or use machinery during the treatment. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should only use it if it is really needed and only under the supervision of their healthcare provider.
Can Norvasc Cause Any Side Effects?
Like any other medicine, Norvasc may cause various side effects. The following are the most common ones:
Stop using this medication and call your healthcare provider once you start experiencing severe side effects, including the following:
Fluttering in your chest;
Swelling of the ankles, hands or feet;
Pain spreading to other parts of the body.
Can Norvasc Be Combined with Other Medications?
Before you take another medication along with Norvasc, you should consult your healthcare provider. There is a range of other drugs that may interact with it, including the following:
Tizanidine and others.
All of the mentioned above medications in a combination with Norvasc may cause major drug interaction resulting in severe side effects.