Amlodipine, marketed under the brand name Norvasc, is a calcium channel blocker medication that may be used alone or in combination with other medications in the treatment of hypertension, chronic stable angina, and coronary artery disease. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides patients who need Amlodipine prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.
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Amlodipine inhibits the influx of calcium ions into vascular smooth muscle and cardiac muscle. Through this mechanism, amlodipine causes vasodilation of the vascular smooth muscle which results in a reduction in blood pressure. Amlodipine has not been found to affect serum calcium concentrations.
Amlodipine – Side Effects
Amlodipine should not be given to anyone who has a known hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to amlodipine or Norvasc. Common side effects of Norvasc (amlodipine) include headache, fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain and somnolence. Amlodipine can also cause drops in blood pressure which can cause symptoms. Questions regarding side effects related to taking amlodipine or Norvasc should be directed to one’s medical provider and pharmacist.
Amlodipine and Norvasc are prescription medications which means that you need a prescription from a licensed medical provider before being able to obtain your amlodipine medication. The cost of amlodipine is affordable at fifteen cents per pill at many pharmacies. Amlodipine coupons may also be available at times online or from the manufacturer. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.
Norvasc is the besylate salt of the long-acting calcium channel blocker amlodipine. Amlodipine besylate is found as a white crystalline powder. Norvasc tablets are white tablets that are available in doses of 2.5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg. Depending on the dosing, amlodipine tablets are diamond, round, or elongated octagon in shape. Norvasc tablets should be stored at controlled room temperatures of 59° to 86° F.
Amlodipine – Metabolism
After oral administration, peak plasma concentrations of Norvasc (amlodipine) occur between 6 and 12 hours. The bioavailability is not affected if taken with food. While circulating, more than 90% of amlodipine is bound to proteins in the plasma. Amlodipine is converted into inactive metabolites in the liver and the majority of amlodipine metabolites are excreted in the urine. Amlodipine has a terminal elimination half-life of 30-50 hours which is not significantly affected in the setting of renal impairment.
Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.