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Norvasc is made of amlodipine besilate and the effects of Norvasc drug depends on its use and dosage taken. If the symptoms do not decrease, please talk to the doctor for another solution.
You are advised to take this medicine as advised by doctor. This medication should only be taken after a dose determined by the doctor. You need doctor's prescription to get this medication.
You can buy Norvasc from the nearest pharmacy. There is also another generic version. Generally, these drugs are not considered overpriced, and may be taken as prescribed in a doctor's prescription.
Please check the expiry date above the drug package. It is produced by Pfizer (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
How to take Norvasc? - Swallow the pill and do not chew. Take according to the dose prescribed by the doctor.
Dose should be taken following the doctor's advice. Make sure enough time is given for dosage time.
The time for this medication to give its effects depends on the reason for its intake and the dosage of the drug taken.
If there is no symptom reduction within 30 minutes to an hour after the medication is taken, please talk to the doctor for another solution.
Do not take this medicine under the advice of your family members or friends. And do not give this medicine to anyone even if you feel they have the same symptoms.
Always check the expiry date shown on the package or with the pharmacist before purchasing the drug.
Store Norvasc at room temperature and not to expose the medicine to sunlight heat.
Especially for women, please talk to a gynecologist if you have menstruation, dysmenorrhea, abdominal pain etc so doctors can advise when & how to take this medicine.
Stop taking Norvasc or tell your doctor if you experience any rash or other side effects.
Norvasc has several side effects and functions, users are advised to read the following article carefully before making a decision.
Before taking Norvasc, please refer to the doctor's advice especially if you have any of the following illnesses. Contraindicated disease:
-Allergies to Norvasc or any other of its ingredients
-It is not recommended for use by babies. Please keep it away from them.
Please stop taking the medication if you have the following symptoms.
Reaction between Norvasc medicine:
Reaction varies by individual. You are encouraged to ask your doctor about the possibility of reactions between the medicines before taking them.
This is a incomplete list of reactions between medicines and illnesses that may interfere with Norvasc drugs.
Before you take this medicine, please tell your doctor about all the medicines you take. Remember the following:
-Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight
-Avoid using this medicine in prolonged time
-Alcohol may affect your liver if taken with this medicine
Tell your doctor about any other illness you are experiencing or about your other medications
use. Do not stop taking medicines that have been determined by the doctor
Alcohol Warning(Not Advisable)
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Norvasc 5mg Tablet. Taking Norvasc 5mg Tablet with alcohol may worsen the side effects of Norvasc 5mg Tablet such as headache, dizziness and visual disturbance. Furthermore, Norvasc 5mg Tablet is metabolised in the liver and alcohol consumption leads to a risk of liver damage.
Norvasc 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits of using Norvasc 5mg Tablet among pregnant women outweigh the risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding Warning(Limited Data)
Norvasc 5mg Tablet is reported to be excreted into breast milk. However, the effect of the exposure towards the babies remains unknown. There is also stated that no side effects were reported with the exposure. Please consult your doctor for further details.
Driving Warning (Not Advisable)
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Norvasc 5mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness headache, tiredness or nausea, all of which could affect the ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney Warning(Use With Care)
Norvasc 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Norvasc 5mg Tablet is mostly excreted via urine. Thus, dose adjustment of Norvasc 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver Warning(Use With Care)
The liver disease should use Norvasc 5mg Tablet with caution. It is extensively metabolised in the liver. Extensive use of Norvasc 5mg Tablet also increases the liver enzyme. Dose adjustment of Norvasc 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Apart from the function of Norvasc and its use, there may be side effects associated with this drug. Please see the list below:
Rashes on the body
Difficulty in breathing
Although some common symptoms usually occur, there are fewer symptoms which are rare can also occur . If you have any of the above symptoms, please talk to the doctor immediately. You should also consult your doctor if you have blurring vision or skin rashes. The above list may be incomplete and please inform if you have other symptoms. These symptoms are more pronounced if the drug is used extensively.
1. I forgot to take a dose of Norvasc on a specific day. What should I do?
If you forget to take a dose of your medicine, please take the medication once you remember. But if the time has come or is near for the next dose, ignore the unnecessary dosage. In such a situation, avoid taking twice as much dosages as advised.
2. I used over the Norvasc medication from the recommended quantities. What steps should I take?
If you think you have taken Norvasc more than recommended quantities, please consult your doctor's advice immediately. Medication overdose may lead to undesirable side effects.
3. Is it safe to take Norvasc during pregnancy?
There is no information about the use of Norvasc during pregnancy. You should consult the obstetrician for further information before taking the medicine. Pregnant women should look into the benefits and disadvantages of the drug with a doctor before taking it.
4. Is it safe to use Norvasc when breastfeeding?
There is no information about the use of Norvasc during breastfeeding. You should consult the obstetrician for further information before taking the medicine. Pregnant women should look into the benefits and disadvantages of the drug with a doctor before taking it.
5. Can I drive a vehicle when taking Norvasc?
It is not recommended. But you are advised to talk to a doctor as a precautionary measure.
6. Does the use of Norvasc lead to addiction?
Please read the information listed on the medication pack carefully.
7. I already taken a dose of the drug that has passed the expiry date. What should I do?
Taking a dose of Norvasc that have passed the expiry date may not bring any adverse effects. But you are encouraged to talk to a doctor as a precautionary measure.
8. Is Norvasc medication safe to use?
Yes, Norvasc is safe to use if the dosage taken is as advised by your doctor.
Mechanism of Action
Norvasc 5mg Tablet is a Calcium Channel Blocker. It acts as an antihypertensive drug and reduces peripheral vascular resistance by relaxing coronary vascular smooth muscle and vasodilates coronary vessels through inhibition of calcium ion transmembrane influx into cardiac and vascular smooth muscles.
Information last updated on: : Thu Feb 27 2020 15:05:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) 4.9
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Norvasc 5mg Tablet is available in many areas in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, Titiwangsa, Setiawangsa, Wangsa Maju, Kepong, Segambut, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Mont Kiara, Puchong, Bandar Sunway, TTDI, Seri Kembangan, Klang, Bukit Tinggi, Damansara, Sentul, Penang, George Town, Jelutong, Gelugor, Bayan Baru, Bandar Baru Air Itam, Sungai Ara, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, Perai, Johor Bahru, Skudai, Bukit Indah, Gelang Patah, Senai, Pasir Gudang, Taman Daya, Taman Molek, Taman Perling, Tebrau, Danga Bay, Larkin, Nusajaya, Pontian, Masai, Setia Tropika, Desaru, Tampoi.
Norvasc 5mg Tablet is available at many places in Singapore. Ang Mo Kio, Alexandra, Admiralty, Bedok, Bishan, Bukit Batok, Bukit Merah, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Boat Quay, Buona Vista, Beach Road, Bugis, Balestier, Boon Lay, Central Area, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Chinatown, Commonwealt, City Hall, Clarke Quay, Changi Airport, Changi Village, Clementi Park, Dairy Farm, Eunos, East Coast, Farrer Park, Geylang, Hougang, Harbourfront, Holland, Jurong, Jurong East, Jurong West, Kallang/ Whampoa, Lim Chu Kang, Marine Parade, Marina, Macpherson, Mandai, Newton, Novena, Orchard, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Potong Pasir, Paya Lebar, Queenstown, Raffles Place, Rochor, River Valley, Sembawang, Sengkang, Serangoon, Serangoon Rd, Seletar, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Tanjong Pagar, Telok Blangah, Tanglin, Thomson, Tuas, Tengah, Upper East Coast, Upper Bukit Timah, Upper Thomson, Woodlands, West Coast, Yishun, Yio Chu Kang.