Amlodipine is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Amlodipine relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow. Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or chest pain (angina). Amlodipine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Amlodipine is usually taken once daily. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication. Your chest pain may become worse when you first start taking amlodipine or when your dose is increased. Call your doctor if your chest pain is severe or ongoing. Amlodipine is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet, exercise, weight control, and other medications. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely. If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so you may not know when your blood pressure is high. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life. Store amlodipine at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light; Before taking amlodipine, tell your doctor if you have congestive heart failure or liver disease. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking amlodipine.

Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/info/v1/what-is-Norvasc/?z=general/dlp

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