Amlodipine is used for the treatment of high blood
pressure and angina (chest pain). It works to control blood
pressure and reduces the number of angina attacks by relaxing
blood vessels. Amlodipine is often used in combination with
other high blood pressure medications when blood pressure
control is not achieved with the use of one medication alone.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1%
of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can
be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects
and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able
to advise you on managing side effects.
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
overgrowth of gums
unusual tiredness or weakness