Amlodipine Coupon - Amlodipine 5mg tablet

Generic Amvaz, Norvasc

Amlodipine (Norvasc) is an inexpensive drug used to treat angina (chest pain) and high blood pressure (hypertension). It is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. Generic amlodipine is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of amlodipine is around $7.00, 81% off the average retail price of $38.45. Compare calcium channel blockers.
Amlodipine Coupon - Amlodipine 5mg tablet
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What is Amlodipine?

Lowers blood pressure. Norvasc (Amlodipine) works well to lower blood pressure and prevent chest pain. You can't miss doses, and you might get persistent swelling.

Amlodipine Quick Facts

Proper Use

Take this medicine exactly as directed even if you feel well and do not notice any chest pain. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. Do not miss any doses.

For patients taking this medicine for high blood pressure:

  • In addition to the use of the medicine, treatment for your high blood pressure may include weight control and a change in the types of food you eat, especially foods high in sodium (salt). Your doctor will tell you which of these are most important for you. You should check with your doctor before changing your diet.
  • Many patients who have high blood pressure will not notice any signs of the problem. In fact, many may feel normal. It is very important that you take your medicine exactly as directed and that you keep your appointments with your doctor even if you feel well.
  • Remember that this medicine will not cure your high blood pressure but it does help control it. Therefore, you must continue to take it as directed if you expect to lower your blood pressure and keep it down. You may have to take high blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life . If high blood pressure is not treated, it can cause serious problems such as heart failure, blood vessel disease, stroke, or kidney disease.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

Take this medicine at the same time each day.

Amlodipine side effects

Common Side Effects
When taken for
  • Fatigue5%
  • Nausea3%
  • Abdominal pain2%

Serious Side Effects

  • Low blood pressure
      Higher risk if:
    • Age 65 years or older

    You can experience dizziness due to a drop in blood pressure. This is a common early side effect of many medications that lower blood pressure including Norvasc (Amlodipine). Typically this will go away over time as your body gets used to the lowered blood pressure. It may be more likely to occur when you change posture, such as going from sitting to standing. If you're sensitive to low blood pressure, change position slowly. If the dizziness is unbearable then talk with your doctor. A different medication may be better for you.

  • Heart attack
      Higher risk if:
    • History of heart problems

    Worsening heart pain or increased risk of heart attack is possible when you first start taking Norvasc (Amlodipine). This can also happen after you increase the dose of Norvasc (Amlodipine). Notify your doctor immediately if you experience any heart pain, radiating jaw pain, crushing chest pain, or persistent racing heartbeat.

  • Special dosing requirements
      Higher risk if:
    • Liver disease

    Your body uses your liver to break down Norvasc (Amlodipine) and remove it from your blood. If you have liver disease you may not be able to remove Norvasc (Amlodipine) as quickly from your blood as someone with a healthy liver. You should increase the dose of Norvasc (Amlodipine) slowly and watch closely for how it is working in your body. Increasing the dose slowly will lower your chances of having side effects.

  • Foot and leg swelling (edema)
      Higher risk if:
    • History of blood vessel disease
    • History of heart failure
    • History of kidney disease
    • Obesity

    Norvasc (Amlodipine) can cause varying degrees of swelling in your limbs. The most commonly affected areas are your feet, ankles, legs, or occasionally your arms. Swelling may be worse if you have other conditions that makes it hard for your body to get rid of fluids such as congestive heart failure or kidney disease. If your swelling is caused by Norvasc (Amlodipine), it should improve when you stop taking the medication. If the swelling is bothersome, a different medication may be better for you.

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Amlodipine interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Indinavir
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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

C Weigh risks vs. benefits

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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Amlodipine dosages


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For angina (chest pain):
      • Adults—5 to 10 milligrams (mg) once a day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For high blood pressure:
      • Adults—At first, 2.5 to 5 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 10 mg once a day.
      • Children 6 to 17 years of age—2.5 to 5 mg once a day.
      • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Do not take this medicine if it has been more than 12 hours since you missed your last dose.

Amlodipine reviews

3.7 / 5 average rating with 443 reviews for Amlodipine from

2 Tips about Amlodipine from

37 year old woman
  • Used for less than a week
  • Taken for Would rather not say

Reviewed amlodipine on 2/15/2018

  • Worth it
  • Worked so-so
  • Low hassle
Switched for my high blood pressure bc Lisinopril gave me an awful choking ACE cough& made my hands numb. I wasn't aware that norvasc is used to slow heart rate and alleviate chest pain until I read this but in just the short time I've been on it, my constant palpitations, chest pain& pressure which I've been suffering w/ for 7 months have vanished.I wish I was put on it this to begin with.I Don't Care If I Get Dizzy And Swollen it's better than feeling like I'm always dying
51 year old woman
  • Used for a few months
  • Taken for High blood pressure

Reviewed Amlodipine on 10/4/2017

  • Not worth it
  • Worked so-so
  • Big hassle
I wish that I would have recognized the onset of debilitating joint pain was stemming from the medication's edema side effect. The edema could first be felt in the joints and then swelling increased significantly during any physical activity. The unfamiliar joint pain decreased my ability to manage household chores. Less activity contributed to a sudden significant weight gain. Ultimately, in just the 2 months I have been on this medication, I feel and I look 10 years older!
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