Amlodipine

FDA Approved: * July 20, 2007
Pharm Company: * DR REDDYS LABS LTD
Category: Blood Pressure

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Amlodipine Overview

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker medication used to treat high blood pressure and coronary artery disease.[6] While not typically recommended in heart failure, amlodipine may be used if other medications are not sufficient for treating high blood pressure or heart-related chest pain.[7] It is taken by mouth and has an effect that lasts for at least a day.[6] Common side effects include swelling, feeling tired, abdominal pain, and nausea.&...

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I take Norvasc, Amlodipine is the generic. Generics do not always have anything but the main drug ingredient due to patents on the orginal drug? I have worked with my current Droctor to take it twice a day 12 hours apart. I always had a higher BP reading in AM so I take 5mgs twice a day and if it gets to high I take 7.59mgs and monitor closely. Its working. ## Sorry, I ment to say I take 7.50mgs at 5PM if it is running high. This helps AM high BP for me and then I take 5mgs in AM to get through the day. ## Generics still contain fillers, in most cases, along with the active ingredient, the patent on a name brand doesn't prevent them from using them. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Amlodipine as possibly including nausea, headache, dizziness, increased urination, and hypote...

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Can metxl 25 mg be given only to treat hypertension?

I am 70 year old woman. I have mild hypertension since 1996. All along i am taking Amlodipine 5 mg and my bp readings all these 20 years hovers round 120/80 and 130/80.Two years back when i had swelling in the feet my phyisician prescribed Azelsartan 40 mg in the morning and Metxl 25 mg at night. With Metx,l diastolic is much reduced from 80 to 75 or so.But systolic did not reduced considerably. It is still around 150/80 and some times 160/80. Now i would like to take Metxl 25 mg in the morning also and discontinue Azelsartan 40 mg. My physician says in elderly patients controlling systolic pressure to 130 needs multiple drugs which can cause some side effects. Indian studies say systolic pressure 150 is ok if it is between 140 and 150, especially in those who are above 70. In some pati...

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Has anybody taken Azilsartan?

As long as my wife has taken Amlodipine, her bp readings always around 120/80 or 130/80. But when she developed ankle edema, my physician stopped that drug and prescribed Cilacar (Clinidipine). After 15 days we checked her bp and found that her bp is around 160.80 or 165/84 or so. For one month she continued Cilacar. Then my doc stopped Cilacar and prescribed Azelsartan 40 mg. Even with that, her bp readings have not come down. So after one month my doc prescribed Metxl 40 mg to be taken in the night. With that drug her diastolic controlled and is showing 75 or 80, but her systolic did not come down. What to do? ## It is possible that she may need to take more than one medication to bring it under control, she may need to combine the MetXL with something else. The FDA lists the typical ...

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Amtas 10mg

Hi, I have been taking Amtas-10mg for my hypertension for about a year. Since the time I started taking this tablet, I have noticed that my fasting blood sugar has steadily increased from 105 mg/dl to 165 mg/dl. Until I started taking this tablet, I had never had raised fasting blood sugar. My GP says my raised blood sugar has nothing to do with taking Amtas. I would like to have a second opinion on this matter. Thanks in advance. ## Amtas contains the active ingredient Amlodipine, which is a calcium channel blocker that's commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. And yes, it is known that Amlodipine can cause elevated blood sugar levels and it is usually warned against being used in people that are already diagnosed as Diabetic for that reason. I...

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Burning in the throat

I take Amlodipine 5mg - it is sort of oval shaped and I find it difficult to swallow. I take it with nearly half a glass of water. However 2 days ago the pill got stuck at the back of my mouth and actually dissolved. I immediately felt a severe burning pain which was agony (I have a high pain threshold but this was unbearable). After some minutes the burning passed but for a time I couldn't eat or talk. My voice is still affected and at times drops to a whisper. I can't find anything relevant to this and I wonder if anyone else has experienced it. ## Many pills contain harsh ingredients that can cause those types of symptoms if the medication dissolves in your mouth or throat. I've experienced it several times, even just taking OTC Benadryl, it burned my mouth and made my to...

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coveram 10/5 substitute in India

Can you suggest a substitute tablet for Coveram 10/5 in India..... ## may i know where i will get this bp tablets in India ## Coverma 10/5 mg which medicine is suitale in indian. ## Coveram is listed as containing the active ingredients Amlodipine, and Perindopril, so you would want to look for something that contains those ingredients, either together, or separately. Coveram is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?

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small white round pill wih z3 on one side and nothing on the other

just a little round white pill with z3 on one side and nothing on the other ## Nothing on the other side. They where in a pile of change. ## This tablet is manufactured by Zydus Pharmaceuticals, and they list it as containing 5mgs of Amlodipine, which is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. NDC: 68382-0122 Its typical side effects may include nausea, headache, dizziness, increased urination, and hypotension. Inactive ingredients may include: Magnesium Stearate Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato Colloidal Silicon Dioxide Cellulose, Microcrystalline Is there anything else I can help with?

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amlodipine besylate 5mg side effects

Can Amlodipine Besylate 5mg cause you to retain fluid in your feet and legs? I noticed since my Mom started taking this medication, her feet and legs has been retaining lots of fluid. ## Hi Vickie, Sorry to hear about your mom's situation. According to nih.gov, "swelling of the ankles or legs" is listed as a common but potentially serious side effect that should be brought to the doctor's attention immediately. They also go on to list "swelling of the feet or lower legs" in the section for rare side effects: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0045034/#DDIC600107.side_effects_section I'd encourage you to show this article to her doctor if there are any doubts on his/her part about Amlodipine being the cause. It really seems to me as though it is - so hopefully y...

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Amlodipine effects on sinuses and vertigo

What are the side effects of this drug which I am taking for elevated blood pressure? I have been experiencing some dry feeling in my sinuses and some vertigo. I wonder if it could be connected. I am taking 5 mgs a day. ## Some side effects while taking Amlodipine may be: Very often: peripheral edema (feet and ankles) - in 1 of 10 users Often: dizziness; palpitations; muscle-, stomach- or headache; dyspepsia; nausea - in 1 in 100 users Sometimes: blood disorders, development of breasts in men (gynecomastia), impotence, depression, insomnia, tachycardia - in 1 in 1,000 users Rarely: erratic behavior, hepatitis, jaundice - in 1 in 10,000 users Very rarely: hyperglycemia, tremor, Stevens-Johnson syndrome - in 1 in 100,000 users To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more ...

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has any one had numbness and tingling in the hand with the drug amlodipine-benaz generic to lotrel?

has anyone had numbness and tingling in the hand with the drug amlodipine-benaz generic to Lotrel? ## This is not listed as a normal side effect and it could indicate a serious one or some other serious medical problem. Have you consulted your doctor? The normal side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and headache. Read more: ## I have been taking the medication for 10 years and have experienced numbness and tingling in my hands, insomnia, coughing, dizziness. Has anyone else had any or all of these symptoms? ## I have been on amlodipine for over 10yrs and I have tingling. In my fingers the last year but I have been on clonidine 0.02mg once a day for over 10years and I have had the ringing in my ears and hissing so sound for along time. I was'nt sure it could be from my ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Amlodipine
  • Capsule: 2.5mg/10mg, 5mg/10mg, 5mg/20mg
  • Solution: 1mg/ml
  • Suspension: 1mg/ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 2.5mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Amlodipine: (189 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0054-0100 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 2.5 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-0101 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 5 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-0102 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 10 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0093-0083 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 2.5 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7167 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 5 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7168 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 10 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0143-9959 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 2.5 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9960 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 5 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9961 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 10 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0179-1969 Amlodipine Besylate 2.5 mg/1 Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-1970 Amlodipine Besylate 10 mg/1 Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-1973 Amlodipine Besylate 5 mg/1 Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0378-5208 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 2.5 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5209 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 5 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5210 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 10 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0603-2108 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 2.5 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 0603-2109 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 5 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 0603-2110 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 10 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 0615-6577 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 5 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-6578 Amlodipine (As Amlodipine Besylate) 10 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
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Other drugs which contain Amlodipine or a similar ingredient: (27 results)

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Amlodipine effects on sinuses and vertigo
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amlodipine besylate is there any alternative
I need to view medication that are healthy alternative for Amlodipine ## What alternative medication if any that could b... 17 replies
Amlodipine Besylate coated pill
I have been taking 10 mg ofr Amlodipine Besylate. My problem is that it tastes horrible. Are there any of these in the g... 13 replies
Amlodipine Benazepril vs Lisinopril
ARE THESE TWO DRUGS COMPATABLE? CAN I SWITCH FROM THE 1ST TO LISINOPRIL WITHOUT ANY COMPLICATIONS? ## Looking for a cost... 11 replies
amlodipine 25mg vs amlodipine besylate 5mg
what is the difference between amlodipine and amlodipine besylate?are they the same? ## Yes, they are the same, one just... 11 replies
Amlodipine + Benazepril Uses and Side Effects
What is this drug I'm taking used for and what are the side effects? ## Amlodipine and Benazepril, a generic for Lot... 10 replies
Amlodipine and Losartan
I take 25 mg of Amlodipine and 10mg of Losartan. How long can I go without taking any before I am in danger? ## There is... 9 replies
amlodipine besylate 5 mg tamyl
i am looking for side effects of this drug ## Some side effects of the use of amlodipine may be: Very often: peripheral ... 8 replies
amlodipine besylate 10 mg is this time released
is the medicine amlodipine besylate medicine time released. ## Hi Barbara, Usually if a medication is time-released it w... 7 replies
Amlodipine Besylate and Losartan
Can these be taken together in the evening? And will it be effective for 24 hrs? I'm too sleepy during the day!! ## ... 6 replies




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