amlodipine

Adult
Uses
  • hypertension
  • coronary artery disease
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • hypersensitivity to amlodipine
Drug interactions
  • macrolide antibiotics, carbamazepine, phenytoin, simvastatin
Cautions
  • use amlodipine with extreme caution in patients with severe aortic stenosis or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • peripheral edema
  • hypotension
  • dizziness
  • palpitations
  • lightheadedness
  • flushing
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
5 mg once daily or 2.5 mg once daily in small or frail patients
Monitoring
  • heart rate
  • blood pressure
Source of Suggestion