- Amlodipine oral tablet is available as a brand-name drug and a generic drug. Brand name: Norvasc.
- Amlodipine comes only as a tablet you take by mouth.
- Amlodipine oral tablet is used to treat high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and angina.
Amlodipine oral tablet may cause extreme sleepiness. It can also cause other side effects.
More common side effects
The more common side effects that can occur with amlodipine include:
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious side effects
Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:
- Low blood pressure. Symptoms can include:
- severe dizziness