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Amlodipine (as besylate or malleate) is a long-acting calcium channel blocker used as an anti-hypertensive and in the treatment of angina. Amlodipine is marketed as Norvasc and under various other names. As other calcium channel blockers, amlodipine acts by relaxing the smooth muscle in the arterial wall, decreasing peripheral resistance and hence improving blood pressure; in angina it improves blood flow to the myocardium. It was developed under the direction of Dr. Simon Campbell.

Side effects

Amlodipine Drug
Some side effects of the use of amlodipine may be:

Very often: peripheral edema (feet and ankles) - in 1 of 10 users
Often: dizzyness, palpitations, muscle, stomach or headache, dyspepsia, nausea - in 1 in 100 users
Sometimes: blood disorders, development of breasts in men (gynecomastia), impotence, depression, insomnia, tachycardia - in 1 in 1,000 users
Rarely: erratic behavior, hepatitis, jaundice - in 1 in 10,000 users
Very rarely: hyperglycemia, tremor, Stevens-Johnson syndrome - in 1 in 100,000 users

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