Amlodipine (Norvasc)

Photograph of Amlodipine (Norvasc) under the microscope.

Amlodipine is a slow-acting calcium channel blocker. It is prescribed to help with hypertension, chronic stable angina, and vasoplastic angina. It also reacts directly in the vascular smooth muscles to cause a reduction in both peripheral vascular resistance and blood pressure. Common side effects include swelling of the ankles or feet, dizziness, and chest pain.

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