Amlodipine is used to treat angina or other problems related to coronary heart disease. It is also used in high blood pressure therapy .
What is Amlodipine?
It is an antagonistic kick. It works by dilating the blood vessels, thus promoting the flow of blood.
How is Amlodipine taken?
Amlodipine is administered orally in the form of tablets.
Side effects of Amlodipine
Among the possible side effects of Amlodipine we also find:
It is essential to notify a doctor immediately in the presence of:
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue or lips, hands, ankles or feet;
- skin rash ;
- itching ;
- urticaria ;
- feeling of tightness in the chest;
- worsening chest pain;
- feeling of fainting ;
- sense of blows in the chest;
- ache that radiates to the arm or shoulders, nausea , sweats and a feeling of general malaise.
Contraindications and warnings on the use of Amlodipine
Before treatment with Amlodipine it is always better to warn your doctor:
- allergies to the active substance, to other medicines, to other substances or to foods;
- the administration of medications, phytotherapy and supplements taken. Specifically, other medicines for high blood pressure or hypercholesterolemia , such as simvastatin ;
- if you suffer (or have suffered) from aortic stenosis, congestive heart failure or liver disease;
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .
During therapy it is better to avoid alcohol consumption: decreasing blood pressure can increase some side effects of amlodopine. Furthermore, it is essential to respect the doctor’s advice on the diet to follow, the physical activity to be carried out and the other possible medicines to be taken.
Finally, it is best to avoid getting up too quickly from a lying or sitting position, due to any dizziness caused by taking the medicine.