Side effects Precautions Drug interaction Additional information
Norvasc may be used alone or in combination with other drugs. This tool is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), certain types of chest pain (vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina, coronary heart disease). Health problems such as stroke, heart attack, and kidney problems can be prevented by reducing high blood pressure. Relieving symptoms of angina can increase your ability to exercise and perform strenuous work. Norvasc relates to a class of calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in order to the flow of blood could flow more easily. It lowers blood pressure, making it easier for the heart.
How to take
Norvasc should be taken orally. It is recommended to take Norvasc once daily in the morning or as directed by your doctor. The capsule is swallowed as whole. If you cannot swallow the tablet, you can break it twice and swallow. Dosage is based on your age, health status, body weight and response to treatment. Do not forget to take in the same time. Since most people with high blood pressure feel good, you need to take the drug. It may take about 2 weeks before you feel the full benefit of this drug. If you use it for angina, this medication must be taken regularly, that was the effect. Use other medications (eg sublingual nitroglycerin) to relieve attacks, directed by a physician. Ask your doctor for more information. Sudden stop receiving Norvasc can impair your problems. In case of aggravation or worsening of your illness notify your doctor immediately.
You may experience side effects such as headache, feeling your heart beating in his chest, fatigue, constipation, swelling of the legs / feet, dizziness, nausea, stomach pain, sleep problems, as your body adjusts to the medication. Try to get up slowly to minimize dizziness. To prevent constipation, maintain a diet, drink plenty of water. If you become constipated while using this drug, consult your pharmacist for help in selecting a stool softener. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects Norvasc. If you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects, such as shortness of breath, muscle cramps / pain, joint pain, unusual dreams, tiredness, fast / irregular / very slow heartbeat, vision changes, mental / mood changes (eg, anxiety, depression , nervousness), decreased sexual ability / desire, loss of consciousness, severe abdominal pain, difficulty / increased urination, dark urine, severe nausea / vomiting, severe constipation, yellowing eyes / skin, new or worsening chest pain, sudden dizziness / fainting, signs of infection (eg, fever, chills, sore throat), easy bruising / bleeding, notify your doctor immediately. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, dizziness, itching, swelling, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you have an allergic reaction. Your doctor or pharmacist should be aware of your health problems, to provide health care, especially if you have such problems with the heart (severe coronary artery disease, aortic stenosis), liver disease, heart failure. This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. The elderly are more susceptible to side effects Norvasc particularly dizziness. Try to get up slowly to minimize dizziness. Your doctor should know that you are taking this means before having surgery. This tool is not recommended during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether it passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and Norvasc. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor. Your doctor should know about all the medicines you are taking, including: sildenafil tsonivaptan, cyclosporine, calcium, dantrolene. Look at all the instructions from your medicines (eg, cough, diet aids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs-pain / fever) to see whether they contain ingredients that could increase your blood pressure or heart rate (eg, chlorpheniramine, diphenhydramine, pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, clemastine, ibuprofen, naproxen). Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.
Norvasc is not used with other analogs of this drug . Ask your doctor about lifestyle changes can contribute to the effectiveness of this drug. Laboratory and / or medical tests (eg , blood pressure, electrocardiogram) , please take time to time to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more information. Have your blood pressure checked regularly while taking this medication. Learn how to monitor your own blood pressure.