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(also known as Amlodipine)
Amlodipine is a long-acting calcium channel blocker used as an anti-hypertensive and in the treatment of angina. Amlodipine is marketed as Norvasc and under various other names. As other calcium channel blockers, amlodipine acts by relaxing the smooth muscle in the arterial wall, decreasing peripheral resistance and he... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
High Blood Pressure
73
90%
Raynaud's Disease
17
94%
Lupus
7
100%
Heart Failure
6
83%
Stroke
4
100%
Overall, 93% (136 Members) find Norvasc helpful
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Norvasc Reviews

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usually taken for high blood pressure. i taking it to help with my raynauds phenomenon.
third b.p. med used to try and control b.p. due to pain from RSD
Working / Worked
I have had angina for at least 14 years. The Norvasc helps. When I do get an angina attack which is every 3 to 5 months I take a Nitroglycerin tablet and I am fine. The thing that scares me the most is my father died of an enlarged hearthypertension when is was two days short of his 50th birthday. If he were alive he would be 75.
Best med so far for stabilising my BP
5 mg daily
Working / Worked
Best so far and less expensive.
Working / Worked
Helps with Raynaud's Phenonmenon and high blood pressure.
Working / Worked
I take 5mg of Norvasc on top of the Diovan.. Great combonation. My BP went from 240120 down to 13080 consistently.
for the accompanying Raynauds
Working / Worked
5mg up to 10 mg..bqck to 5mg..side effects..extreme ankle swelling..fatigue
Working / Worked
lowers blood pressure. but can make ankles swell, and i already had swollen ankles.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Amlodipine....
    Before starting Amlodipine I used to have awful headaches where I would wake up and just have to stay in bed being very sick and sleep it off. Since b... [More]
  2. Discussion: Amlodipine....
    I took amlodipine and had the worst headaches I've ever had. I stopped taking it...headaches are a side effect I just can't handle. They are a pretty ... [More]
  3. Discussion: Amlodipine....
    Dirky I tried amlodipine and did not have great success with it. It caused me major constipation and thumping headaches, not to mention fatigue and... [More]
  4. Discussion: Amlodipine....
    My hubby and I are both on Amlodipine and have had no bad experinces with it. I've been on it for almost 10 years. I am 74. I also take benezapril ... [More]
  5. Discussion: Amlodipine....
    Hi Dirky, All I can say is that I have been on Amlodipine 10mg for over a year now and cannot say I have had any real problems with it (hardest thing... [More]