Disease Information for Amlodipine (Norvasc) Administration/Toxicity

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Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Anti-anginal medication (example)
DRUG/Antihypertensive medication (examples)
DRUG/Calcium-channel blocker meds (examples)
DRUG/Cardiology usage
DRUG/Class IV antiarrhythmic agent (example)
DRUG/Dihydropyridine calcium-channel blocker (example)
DRUG/Probably NOT safe/Pregnancy category C drug
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
3,5 Pyridinedicarboxylic acid 2 ((2 aminoethoxy)methyl) 4 (2 chlorophenyl) 1,4 dihydro 6 methyl 3 ethyl 5 methyl ester, amlodipine, Amlodipine chemical, Amlodipine (product), Amlodipine (substance), AMLODIPINE PREPARATION, Brand name/Azor (Amlodipine-Olmesartan) combination, Brand name/Caduet (Amlodipine-Atorvastatin) combination, Brand name/Exforge (Amlodipine-Valsartan) combination, Brand name/Lotrel (Benazepril-Amlodipine), Brand name/Norvasc (Amlodipine), Brand name/Tribenzor (Olmesartan-Medoxomil/Amlodipine/HCZ), Brand name/Twynsta (Telmisartan/Amlodipine)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/1997 Approx. New Drug (RX)
DRUG/Dose 10 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 2.5 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size).
DRUG/Dose 5 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose once daily (RX)
DRUG/Injection Preparation NOT available
DRUG/Oral medication (ex)
Definition

Calcium channel blocker medication; Cardiovascular drugs with selective and varied anti-vasospasm, hypertension, angina, and anti-arrhythmia activity;Amlodipine is used often for angina control; Oral drug also in combination with ACE inhibitor benazepril as Lotrel for hypertension

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