Amlodipine is a Calcium Channel Blocker. It 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.
Peripheral oedema, Hypotension, Chest pain, Thrombocytopenia, Visual disturbances, Tinnitus, Nausea, Headache, Dizziness
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amlodipine. Taking amlodipine with alcohol may worsen the side effects of Amlodipine such as headache, dizziness and visual disturbance. Furthermore, amlodipine is metabolised in the liver and alcohol consumption leads to a risk of liver damage.
Amlodipine 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 Amlodipine among pregnant women outweigh the risks. Please consult your doctor.
Amlodipine 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.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Amlodipine may cause side effects such as dizziness headache, tiredness or nausea, all of which could affect the ability to concentrate and drive.
Amlodipine should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Amlodipine is mostly excreted via urine. Thus, dose adjustment of Amlodipine may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
The liver disease should use Amlodipine with caution. It is extensively metabolised in the liver. Extensive use of amlodipine also increases the liver enzyme. Dose adjustment of Amlodipine may be needed. Please consult your doctor.