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Amlodipine is prescribed to lower blood pressure in individuals suffering from hypertension.

US Brand Name Norvasc
Generic Name Amlodipine besylate
Other Brand NameAmlip, Aginal
Manufacturer USV, Kopran Ltd,ZYDUS MEDICA, Cipla, Pfizer, U.S.V
Packing 10
Form Tablet
Strength 10 mg, 5 mg, 2.5 mg
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Amlodipine is used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), Amlodipine can help lower blood pressure in patients suffering from hypertension.

How it Works

Amlodipine is also known as calcium channel blockers or calcium ion antagonists, Amlodipine works in the body by widening the blood vessels, mwhich makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body and help increase the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. Amlodipine as Calcium channel blockers do not change the amount of calcium in your blood or bones. Amlodipine works by blocking the amount of calcium that goes into the 'smooth' muscle cells in the walls of the arteries and in the heart. Calcium is needed for muscles to contract, so reducing the amount of calcium causes the muscle cells to relax, allowing more smoother blood flow and directly treating hypertension

Common Side effects

Patients who take Amlodipine may suffer from such side effects;

Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck),
Ankle swelling,
Abdominal pain


The Amlodipine besylate is the drug that is used to avoid the high blood pressure. It is referred as the Norvasc in the US brand name. It is the drug that is having the marketing technology in the generic drug. It is manufactured by USV, Kopran Ltd, ZYDUS MEDICA, Cipla, Pfizer, and U.S.V. It is also having the brand name as Amlip, Aginal. It is generally made in the form of tablets. It is designed with various strengths like 10 mg, 5 mg and 2.5 mg. It is also used to avoid the chest pain occurs in the human. It is depends on the various medical conditions like age and allergies of the patients.


The main active component of the drug is AMLODIPINE BESYLATE. It has a molecular weight of 567.1. This molecule is a crystalline powder in characteristic and white in color. Inactive components of this drug are magnesium stearate, starch, microcrystalline cellulose, and calcium phosphate.


Generally it is the drug that used to provide treatment for the high blood pressure, heart burning, and pain in the chest. Sometimes, it will be used with other agents to prevent the side effects. The action of the drug is prevents the calcium production in the blood. It made a control over the resource of the calcium. So, the cells in the blood are tired and it will come to the neutral position. Then the heart beat can be controlled. The pressure of the blood will come in to normal position and it avoids the chest pain and heart burn caused by the blood pressure.

Dosage and administration

Before taking the medicines you should consult with the doctors. The dosages are depends on the age and medical conditions of the patients. It is also advised that you should not miss any dosages. You should take the medicines after the heavy food.


The pregnant women should not use the medicines because it may affect the new born babies but you may consult with the doctor to use this medicine. You should not take any other medicines when you using this drug. You should tell about your allergies to the doctors.

Important Precautions

If you are getting any allergies and side effects immediately meet your pharmacist. If you take overdose it should be necessary to meet the doctors. The children should not take this medicine. The people above the age of 60 should consult from the doctors. You should need to explain your all the previous medical conditions to the doctors.

Side effects

The side effects are minor or major depends on the medical conditions of the people. Some people are having the pain in the urination. You may be facing tiredness and stomach pain sometimes. The people are getting some allergies like rashes, swelling in the joints of hands, and legs. You may be facing some motion problems.


The storage temperature should be in the range of 23-25 degrees. It should be kept away from the children and pets in your home. It should be prevented from the conditions like moisture and sunlight. It should not be shown to the heat or cold.

Customer Reviews
Rated: 5.0 / 5 based on 1 customer reviews

Generic Norvasc

Posted by John on 2015-02-10

Work just like the branded Norvasc...have been using this product in a 5mg dose for years; it does a great job controlling my age-related hypertension with no side effects.

Note: buy-pharma does not imply any medical claims from this review.