Buy Generic Norvasc Online
Active ingredient: Amlodipine
Product Code: PR10621
Generic Norvasc is a medication prescribed for chest pain or heart pain due to angina pectoris. The pain occurs due to blockage or spasm of the heart muscles, and also because of exertion. It reduces the heart burden and thus the demand for oxygen. Generic Norvasc is prescribed for patients suffering from hypertension and it can prevent angina pectoris in patients suffering from coronary artery disease.
Classification and Mechanism of Action
The active ingredient of Generic Norvasc is amlodipine besylate, a drug that belongs to the class of long-acting calcium channel blocker dihydropyridine. It blocks the delivery of calcium into the smooth muscle cells in the walls of the arteries, including the coronary arteries. When the transport of calcium is blocked, the arteries become more relaxed and dilated, which leads to lower blood pressure. This directly lowers the burden on the heart, reduces its demand for oxygen and improves its ability to pump the blood without spasms.
Looking after it
Generic Norvasc should be kept at room temperature, in a tight, dark container, away from moisture, direct light and heat.
How to take it
This is an oral medication, taken by mouth with some water, regardless of meals. Do not use it after its expiration date. Swallow the medication whole, if possible, without crushing or chewing it.
The exact dosage is determined by your doctor according to your condition and tolerance to the drug. The usual adult dose of Generic Norvasc for angina pectoris, hypertension and coronary artery disease is from 5 mg once a day (initial dosage) to 10 mg once a day (maintenance dosage).
If you suspect an overdose, please go to the nearest ER or contact your local poison control center. Signs of an overdose may include severe dizziness, vomiting and fainting.
If you happen to miss a dose, take the drug when you can or when you remember, but not if the time for the next scheduled dose is near. Do not take a double dose of Generic Norvasc to catch up.
Warnings and Precautions
Before taking Generic Norvasc, notify your doctor if you have a medical history of aortic stenosis, very low blood pressure, liver disease or any other medical condition. If this drug makes you dizzy, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. Do not combine it with alcohol. Also make sure to notify your doctor of any other medications you might be taking simultaneously, including OTC drugs, supplements and herbal remedies. Caution is recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding period.
Possible Side Effects
Common side effects may include lightheadedness, dizziness, swelling of the feet and ankles and flushing. These side effects should disappear once your body adjusts to the drug or once you stop taking it. More serious, but less likely side effects may include irregular or unusually fast heartbeat, fainting or worsening of the chest pain. Allergic reactions are rare and may involve swelling, difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, rash and fainting.
Treating angina pectoris
Generic Norvasc is a widely prescribed medication for treatment of chest pain related to angina pectoris. It is also useful for people suffering from hypertension and coronary artery disease. Using this drug may relieve the frequency of chest pain during various activities, such as exercise, and thus may improve your overall quality of life. However, it is not considered effective in treatment of chest pain attacks, when drugs such as nitroglycerin are generally indicated.
When should it not be used?
Generic Norvasc should not be used in case of allergic reactions to amlodipine or the inactive components of the drug. It is not indicated for people suffering from arterial stenosis, cardiogenic shock and unstable angina.
How long should you take it
Since this drug does not relieve acute attacks of chest pain, in many cases it requires somewhat prolonged use. Do not stop taking Generic Norvasc without consulting your doctor, even if you feel your condition is improving.