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Norvasc Medication - Uses & Side Effects

It is a type of medication called a calcium channel blocker. Norvasc is used to treats angina. Norvasc is also prescribed for high blood pressure. It works by dilate blood vessels and slow the heart to reduce blood pressure and the pain of angina.

Norvasc Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 5 milligrams taken once a day.
  • For Children 6 to 17 Years Old, the usual starting dose is 2.5 to 5 milligrams once a day.

Uses of Norvasc

  • Norvasc is used to treats angina such as chest pain.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Norvasc

Before taken Norvasc medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Norvasc. Side effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Palpitations

Warnings and precautions before taking Norvasc:

  • You should check with your doctor before you stop taking Norvasc. Because a slow reduction in the dose may be needed.
  • If you have certain heart conditions or liver disease, then you should be used this medication with extra caution.

Drug Interaction :-

There are no known food or drug interactions with Norvasc. But if you are taking Norvasc with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Norvasc with other drugs.


After taken Norvasc if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. The most likely symptoms are a drop in blood pressure and a faster heartbeat.

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