Amlodipine is prescribed to treat people suffering from high blood pressure and also chest pain and conditions that are caused by artery disease
Formulation – Amlodipine is formulated using amlodipine, amlodipine besylate, each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, dibasic calcium phosphate anhydrous, sodium starch glycolate, and magnesium stearate
Amlodipine is a drug that belongs to the Calcium channel blocking agents drug class, and it has been found useful in additional to its main prescribed use to treat High Blood Pressure, Raynaud’s Syndrome, Angina and Coronary Artery Disease. If any side effects are caused by this drug a range of alternative drugs, listed further down this guide, may be prescribed.
Side Effects / Precautions
There are several different side effects that can be experience by users taking Amlodipine and they include but are not limited to headache, dizziness, drowsiness, tired feeling, stomach pain or flushing which includes warmth, redness, or tingly feelings.
Amlodipine does have side effects as mentioned above, and if you experience any of the above side effects, you should consult a doctor or medical professional immediately. As a precaution you should also have a discussion with your doctor to see if this drug is suitable for you if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
Lisinopril – One of the many different alternative drugs that you may be prescribed is this one, and it is a drug that has been found to be a good alternative should you be suffering from High Blood Pressure. There are several other alternatives you could be prescribed by your doctor for that condition and they are metoprolol, losartan, hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide, atenolol.
Diltiazem – If you are suffering any of the side effects that are listed above and you are suffering from Raynaud’s Syndrome then you may be prescribed this drug. However, there are several others which have been found to be suitable alternatives and they include Norvasc, nitroglycerin, nifedipine, doxazosin, Cardizem.
Aspirin – Should you be suffering from Angina and you are suffering any side effects then this drug is one alternative you could or may be prescribed. Should you be found to be intolerable then you will find there are several other alternatives available including metoprolol, atenolol, carvedilol, propranolol, Norvasc.
Norvasc – You could have been diagnosed as suffering from Coronary Artery Disease and if so there are a range of alternatives drugs available which could be prescribed to you, if you have been found to have been suffering any side effects from other drugs used to treat that condition. The different alternative drugs that can be taken to treat that condition include perindopril, Aceon, isoxsuprine, Vasodilan.