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Amlodipine is the generic version of Norvasc, a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blocker (CCB). It is commonly used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Amlodipine works by relaxing and widening blood vessels.
Please note: At this time, this medication is only prescribed as a refill at Dr. B.
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About Amlodipine (Generic Norvasc)
How does it work?
Amlodipine helps relax and widen the blood vessels in your body. Doing this makes it easier for your heart to pump blood, which can lower blood pressure and make your heart work more efficiently.
What does it treat?
Amlodipine is a treatment for high blood pressure (hypertension). It works by relaxing blood vessels and increasing blood flow, which helps lower blood pressure.
What forms does it come in?
This hypertension medicine comes in two primary forms: tablets and liquid. The tablet form is most common and is usually taken by mouth. People who have trouble swallowing pills may prefer the liquid form.
Amlodipine vs. Norvasc
Amlodipine and Norvasc are the same medication. But Amlodipine is the generic name, and Norvasc is a brand name for the same drug. They both work in the same way to treat conditions like high blood pressure.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a high blood pressure prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Amlodipine 5 mg (30 tablets) start at $4.93.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Amlodipine 5 mg (30 tablets)*
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Amlodipine (Generic Norvasc) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of taking Amlodipine (Generic Norvasc)?
- Lowers high blood pressure
- Improves blood flow
- Makes it easier for the heart to pump blood
Who should not take this medication?
- Those allergic to Amlodipine
- People with a known allergy or severe reaction to Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs)
- Pregnant women, breastfeeding or those planning to become pregnant
- Those with a history of liver problems
- People with severe heart conditions or heart failure
- People who have slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Those with low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Those with myasthenia gravis (muscle disorder)
- People with sick sinus syndrome (a heart rhythm problem)
- Those who have second- or third-degree atrioventricular block (a heart rhythm problem)
If you have any of these conditions—or Raynaud's syndrome (a condition that causes the fingers and toes to become numb and cold), asthma, other respiratory issues, a history of significant lung diseases, porphyria (a rare blood disorder), kidney complications, or diabetes—speak with your healthcare provider before starting this medication.
Taking this medication when you have these conditions should be carefully and closely monitored by a healthcare provider.
Also tell your medical provider about any other medications you’re using before you start this hypertension treatment.
How do you take this medication?
This medication is taken orally once a day, with or without food. Your health provider may adjust your dose as needed.
High blood pressure is a long-term (chronic) condition that can harm your organs. Medications for blood pressure are not a one-time cure. This medicine doesn't provide a complete cure for high blood pressure, so it's important to continue taking it, even if you start feeling better. If you stop taking it suddenly, this could cause dangerous problems, like heart attack or stroke. Follow your medical provider's instructions carefully.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. But if you’re close to your next scheduled dose, don’t take it or double the amount of your next dose. Just skip it and return to your regular dosing schedule.
What happens if I take too much?
Taking too much of this medication can lead to overdose symptoms including hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), fainting, and severe dizziness.
If you think you may have taken too much of this medication, immediately call your local poison control center (800-222-1222) or medical provider.
Can I get an Amlodipine (Generic Norvasc) online?
An online consultation through Dr. B can help you keep existing hypertension prescriptions filled. You’ll need to upload a photo of your current medication and a recent blood pressure screening. Right now, we can’t provide a first-time hypertension prescription. But as our online consultations cost just $15—and require no in-office visit or phone appointment—they’re an affordable and convenient way to stay on top of regular prescription refills.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Sudip Bose
Sudip Bose, MD is a world-leading emergency medicine physician, combat veteran, professor, and entrepreneur. With a wide variety of experience, Dr. Bose is focused on endeavors with large-scale health and educational impact. He founded The Battle Continues, a nonprofit assisting veterans with healthcare needs. Dr. Bose is also a clinical professor at Texas Tech and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the honors program at Northwestern University, where he continued his medical school education at The Feinberg School of Medicine.
Most people don’t experience side effects when taking Amlodipine. When they do present, they’re often mild. Such mild side effects include:
- Swelling of arms, legs, hands or feet
Contact your health provider immediately if you experience severe side effects like shortness of breath, palpitations, sweating, chest pains or fainting. In rare cases, this medication can cause liver disease. So seek emergency care right away if you experience signs of liver problems like nonstop vomiting or nausea, stomach pains, abdominal swelling, dark urine or yellowing eyes or skin.
Don’t drive until you know how this medicine affects you. Be extra careful in the first hours after taking your pill because of the risk of dizziness or lightheadedness.
Getting your blood tested regularly is important to monitor your overall health. It's a good idea to have your bloodwork checked, which may include tests for renal function, glucose levels or potassium levels in your blood. These routine checks help ensure you are in good health and catch any potential issues early.