You are travelling on a business trip alone. You took a flight from New York to Houston. You were preparing for your presentation in the flight. Didn’t even got the time to eat anything except for having some drinks. You were so much busy with your work that you didn’t even realize how many people were there around you. As soon as you reached Bangalore, you took a cab from the airport and directly went to the office. You really had a good presentation. All the clients were so much impressed by the presentation that you finalized the deal with them. On the way back to the airport from the office, you suddenly experienced some pain around the chest. You had difficulty in breathing too along with sweating. You already knew that you are having high blood pressure. It’s just because of the high workload and tensions you were experiencing since morning. By chance at that time, you already had some pills of Amlodipine Besylate.
Amlodipine Besylate is the best and the effective medication that has been in use for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) in the individuals. Lowering the blood pressure may lower the risk of stroke or heart attack.
What is Amlodipine Besylate and How does it work?
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that is used to treat chest pain, high blood pressure and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease. Amlodipine Besylate is the generic medication which belongs to the category of calcium channel blocker. Amlodipine helps in reducing the smooth muscles contractions and vasoconstriction by inhibiting the actions of calcium ions. Inhibition of the initial influx of calcium decreases the contractile activity of arterial smooth muscle cells and results in vasodilation. The vasodilatory effects of Amlodipine result in an overall decrease in blood pressure.
Dosage Information for Amlodipine Besylate:
Generic Amlodipine Besylate is available as a 5mg and 10mg tablet. It is available with the brand name Norvasc. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. It should be taken orally twice a day with plenty amount of water. Do not miss the dose of the medication. But in the case of overdose issues occur, seek medical attention as soon as possible. However, there are some side effects which are likely to occur while consuming Amlodipine Besylate such as Dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling ankles/feet, or flushing.
Precautionary Measures while consuming Amlodipine Besylate:
There are some precautionary measures which needs to be kept in mind while consuming Amlodipine Besylate such as:
- Avoid the use of this medication in case you are hypersensitive to the active ingredient and other contents of the medication.
- Do not consume the medication in case you are suffering from any other medical issues including liver or kidney damage issues.
- This medication should be consumed only after the prescription from the doctor.
- Not at all recommended for individuals less than 16 years of age.
- Avoid the use of alcohol and tobacco products while using this medication.
- Not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.