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Norvasc Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is amlodipine (Norvasc)?
- What are the possible side effects of amlodipine (Norvasc)?
- What is the most important information I should know about amlodipine (Norvasc)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking amlodipine (Norvasc)?
- How should I take amlodipine (Norvasc)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Norvasc)?
- What happens if I overdose (Norvasc)?
- What should I avoid while taking amlodipine (Norvasc)?
- What other drugs will affect amlodipine (Norvasc)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Norvasc)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Norvasc)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include rapid heartbeats, severe dizziness, and fainting.
What should I avoid while taking amlodipine (Norvasc)?
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of amlodipine.
What other drugs will affect amlodipine (Norvasc)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin); or
- any other heart or blood pressure medications.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with amlodipine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about amlodipine
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Norvasc Information
- Norvasc Drug Interactions Center: amlodipine oral
- Norvasc Side Effects Center
- Norvasc Overview including Precautions
- Norvasc FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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