Amlodipine belongs to the family of medications known as calcium channel blockers. Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). It works to control blood pressure and reduces the number of angina attacks by widening and relaxing blood vessels.
Each white, octagonal tablet, with two “N”s and a vertical scoreline on one side and “5” on the other side, contains amlodipine besylate equivalent to 5 mg of amlodipine. Nonmedicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, calcium phosphate (dibasic) anhydrous, sodium starch glycolate, and magnesium stearate.
How should I use this medication?
The recommended adult starting dose of amlodipine is 5 mg taken once daily. Depending on the effectiveness of this medication for your condition, and how well the medication is tolerated, your doctor may suggest a dose between 2.5 mg and 10 mg taken once daily.
For children ages 6 to 17 years, the recommended dose is 2.5 mg to 5 mg once daily.
Amlodipine can be taken with or without food.
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