About Norvasc

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About Norvasc

Amlodipine is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, which has no organic causes (essential hypertension).

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • dilate blood vessels
  • Improve blood supply to the heart itself
  • Lower high blood pressure

This is how Amlodipine works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of amlodipine.
Please also read the information on the drug classes calcium channel blocker, antihypertensive, to which the active ingredient amlodipine belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance amlodipine

Amlodipine is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, which has no organic causes (essential hypertension).

In addition, the drug is used to treat heart disease associated with inadequate oxygenation of the heart muscle, such as angina pectoris. Amlodopine is suitable both for the treatment of the chronically stable form of angina pectoris (in treatment no discomfort) as the spastic form, which comes through cramping of the coronary arteries to the lower blood flow and pain.

More detailed information is available for the following Amlodipin application areas:

  • Hypertension
  • Angina pectoris

Mode of action of amlodipine

Amlodipine is a nifedipine-type calcium channel blocker. Amlodipine blocks the channels in the wall of the vascular muscle cells, preventing the calcium necessary for contraction from entering the cells. The muscle cells relax and as a result the blood vessels are dilated. This improves blood circulation and reduces blood pressure.

Amlodipine also expands those blood vessels that supply the heart with oxygen, thus facilitating cardiac work. In addition, constricted or cramped blood vessels in the heart can be the cause of heart pain. For certain forms of angiopathy, amlodipine also relieves the symptoms.

The effect of amlodipine is slow compared to nifedipine, but it lasts for a long time. This has the advantage that amlodipine only needs to be given once a day.

Potential Norvasc side effects may include:


Norvasc used to treat the following diseases:


  1. Ramon R. Hughes says:
    1.0 rating

    Norvasc for High blood pressure

    Gynecomastia on both sides, thereby necessary OP. Mastectomy on the left side. Impotence!

  2. Leo M. Riley says:
    3.0 rating

    Norvasc for High blood pressure

    Bone painGastritis, reflux, low pulse, constant tiredness and dizziness, muscle aches

  3. Bryan W. Titcomb says:
    2.0 rating

    Norvasc for High blood pressure

    Sleep disorders due to cramping legs and body, urgency. When discontinuing the drug, the disorders are nonexistent.

  4. John K. Scott says:
    3.5 rating

    Norvasc for High blood pressure

    Amlodipine al 5mg, Reproductive Syndrome, Coming Flu, Mild Headache, Impotence. Metoprolol Good effect but eczema on the 5 fingers and 2 toes. (Weight gain ???) Bisoprolol Good effect but even more eczema! (Gaining weight?) Norvasc 5 mg Pfizer My first remedy in 1997 NO side effect, but effects lessen. Now starting from 06 2007. Eczema is going back. (Weight loss !!!) Over 50% additional payment !!!

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  5. Raymond A. Hosford says:
    4.0 rating

    Norvasc for High blood pressure

    I am more than satisfied with the homeopathic effect of homviotensin on blood pressure. Over the years, due to my asthma, I have repeatedly had problems with hypertension, it is the first blood pressure medication that does not have any negative effects on my asthma. Many of the pharmaceuticals offered by the pharmaceutical industry have a negative impact on asthma. I have been treated with Norvasc 5 mg by my cardiologist so far. For a longer period of time it loses its effectiveness. At the beginning, when I got homviotensin recommended by my homeopath, I had taken my blood pressure drug Norvasc for a while. 1 Homv. + 1 Norv in the morning, 1 Homv. The blood pressure has normalized within three weeks, now I only take Homv. 1 morning 1 evening. That with the clogged sinuses, you can with Thuja C30 Glob. get a grip on it. Or with histamine D30 glob. counteracting action.

    Side effects: No side effects
  6. Rhonda N. Graves says:
    5.0 rating

    Norvasc for High blood pressure

    I can not remember any side effects. I’m very grateful that after 10 years of experiments finally something lasting and wholesome acts. Gain my old quality of life slowly.

    Side effects: No side effects