Norvasc – control your high blood pressure.
NORVASC helps control high blood pressure and can be used to treat angina. By relaxing your blood vessels, Norvasc allows blood to flow more easily through them. The final outcome is lower blood pressure and decreased angina.
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure comes from blood pushing too hard against your blood vessels. Although it is still unclear as to why high blood pressure occurs, there are several known factors that contribute to this condition.
- Eating too much salt
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Lack of physical activity
What is angina?
Angina is a pressure or dull pain in the chest area. It is commonly felt as discomfort or as a heavyweight on the chest. Angina may spread throughout the chest and the arms. It is often felt in the shoulder or upper part of the left arm. The effects of angina may also be felt in the chin, back, wrists, and hands. Some common activities that may cause angina are:
- Climbing stairs or a hill
- Going outside on a cold day
- Eating a big meal
- Sexual activity
- Emotional stress
What are the side effects of Norvasc?
- Feet or ankle swelling
If side effects persist or worsen be sure to contact your doctor.
The active ingredient in Norvasc is amlodipine. People who are allergic to amlodipine should not take this drug.