March 24, 2023

This video takes a look at amlodipine (Norvasc) and addresses it’s uses (treatment of high blood pressure & angina). Common side effects of amlodipine and precautions are also discussed. Examples include swelling of feet, headache etc.

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The medication unloaded pin i’ll be taking a look at what it is its uses the side effects and the precautions or warnings or anybody that is on it or anybody that is considering it just a little disclaimer before we start this video is for informational purposes only and it’s not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from your physician please continue to

Follow any specific instructions provided to you by your local healthcare provider or providers amlodipine belongs to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers calcium channel blockers exactly affected primarily by causing a dilation of the blood vessels precisely the arteries a dilation in the arteries ultimately results in less resistance to blood

Flow this reduced resistance to blood flow caused by dilation of the arteries is ultimately one leads to lowering of the blood pressure hence it’s used in the treatment of hypertension in angina or heart pain as some people call it there is reduced oxygen supply to the heart muscles this may be due to a reduced supply of blood to these muscles this ultimately results

In the pain that is felt in the heart i’m laurie pain helps in the resolution of this issue by causing a dilation of the arteries that actually supply the heart muscles with dilation of the arteries that supply the heart means that more oxygen-rich blood is made available to the heart muscles leading in most instances to the resolution of the pain now let’s take a

Look at some of the common side effects edema or fluid retention which typically manifests in the form of swollen ankles it’s by far the most common side effect that is experienced tends to be dose-related that means that the higher dose the greater the probability or the greater the risk of you developing fluid retention study is also sure that this side effect

Tends to be more prevalent in women relative to men other side effects include headache dizziness and for that reason it will be good to know how your body reacts to it before doing anything that requires coordination fatigue nausea abdominal pain and in some instances even erectile dysfunction and like i always say about erectile dysfunction uncontrolled high

Blood pressure is in itself a risk factor for erectile dysfunction so discontinuing you are not a pain at all not taking anything is actually another solution in my opinion the best way to approach it is to have a discussion with your doctor for an alternative to be found because otherwise you’re going to end up in the same place anyway if you have uncontrolled

High blood pressure now we’ll switch our attention to some of the precautions the first on the list is people with liver disease i’m not eventually generally be used with caution with people with a history of liver disease for such people at dose adjustment may be required or sometimes if even the a dose needs to be increased it may be slowly titrated upwards that’s

Because the elimination of amlodipine is actually slower in such people and we risk having high concentrations of amlodipine in the system just because their body is not really getting rid of the unload it being fast enough caution should also be exercised in people with obstructive coronary artery disease while amlodipine is used in the treatment of angina in such

People there is an increased risk of the angina actually worsening either at the start of the medication or sometimes when the dose is increased in very severe cases may even lead to a heart attack so for such people if unloading is really necessary they really need to be followed up by their doctor and they need to be monitored just to make sure that things are

Not getting worse rather than improving all in all i’m not a pain is a very safe medication it is very widely used for the especially for the treatment of hypertension as a matter of fact over the last couple of years i’m loaded being as always being a top five or at west the top 10 highest selling drugs real as always thank you for staying through don’t forget

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Amlodipine Side Effects | How Amlodipine Works | Precautions By Pharmacist Conversations