Pack of Amlodipine blood pressure tablets

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Amlodipine

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Amlodipine is a calcium antagonist prescribed to treat high blood pressure. It relaxes your blood vessels and improves your blood flow, thus lowering your blood pressure. Amlodipine is prescription only medication. It is taken daily to keep your blood pressure under control and prevent complications such as heart attack and stroke.

You can order Amlodipine online through our convenient online doctor service. To place your order, you need to answer a few medical questions on our online questionnaire so our doctor can establish whether you can continue your treatment with Amlodipine. Our service is for patients who have been taking Amlodipine tablets for a minimum of three months. All our medication is dispatched from the Superdrug online pharmacy. Delivery is free.

Amlodipine - 3 month pack £19.00
Amlodipine - 6 month pack £24.99

5mg and 10mg tablets available. Prices include prescription and delivery.

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About Amlodipine

Amlodipine is a medication for high blood pressure. It is referred to as a calcium antagonist. Medicines which belong to the group of calcium antagonists or calcium channel blockers prevent your arteries from contracting by reducing the amount of calcium which enters the muscle cells. Calcium causes the arteries to contract. If the amount of calcium which goes into the muscle is reduced, the artery remains wider and relaxed. This makes it less strenuous for your heart to pump your blood through your body and lowers your blood pressure. 

Amlodipine is sometimes prescribed on its own but it is also prescribed in combination with other blood pressure lowering medications. It is also used to treat Angina Pectoris (a condition which occurs when arteries which lead to your heart are blocked). Please note, that Superdrug Online Doctor can only treat patients with high blood pressure. If you suffer from Angina Pectoris you need to visit your GP for your repeat prescriptions.

Taking Amlodipine

How is Amlodipine taken?

Amlodipine is taken daily. You can choose which time of the day suits you best but you should take your tablet at the same time every day. Amlodipine tablets can be taken before or after a meal. Take the tablet with a glass of water. You must avoid taking the tablet with grapefruit juice and you should generally avoid grapefruit juice while undergoing treatment with Amlodipine.

Your doctor may prescribe a daily Amlodipine dose of 5mg or 10mg. Which dose you receive depends on the condition you are being treated for, your age and your general health. Patients with a liver problem may be prescribed a lower dose, as may elderly patients. You must take the tablets every day and make sure you have a new course at hand for when your current pack runs out. If you stop taking the tablets, you blood pressure is likely to increase, putting you at risk of dangerous conditions such as heart attack and stroke. 

Do not take Amlodipine if you:

  • are allergic to Amlodipine or any of the ingredients in the tablets
  • are allergic to any other calcium antagonist
  • are in shock caused by heart problems (this occurs when your heart does not supply enough blood to the body)
  • suffer from heart failure following a heart attack
  • have severe low blood pressure
  • suffer from an obstruction in the heart called aortic stenosis

Tell your doctor before taking Amlodipine tablets if:

  • you suffer from liver problems
  • you have recently had a heart attack
  • your blood pressure increases (especially if the increase is severe)
  • you are elderly

Amlodipine Side Effects

Amlodipine causes side effects in some patients. Speak to your doctor if these side effects cause problems or if they persist for more than seven days.

Common Side Effects

  • dizziness and sleepiness
  • headache
  • palpitations (feeling your heartbeat)
  • flushing
  • swollen ankles
  • tiredness
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea

Uncommon Side Effects

  • taste disturbances and visual disturbances
  • mood changes
  • anxiety and depression
  • difficulties with sleeping
  • weakness and fainting
  • trembling
  • numbness or tingling sensation in your limbs
  • reduced ability to feel pain
  • low blood pressure
  • sneezing and a runny nose
  • hair loss, excessive sweating
  • skin rash or discolouration
  • digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhoea and indigestion
  • dry mouth
  • being sick
  • frequent urination, increased need to urinate at night
  • difficulty getting and maintaining an erection
  • pain in or enlargement of the breasts in men
  • muscle pain, joint ache, cramps and back pain
  • feeling weak or unwell
  • pain
  • weight gain or weight loss

Stop taking Amlodipine tablets if you experience:

  • wheezing 
  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty breathing
  • swellings of your face 
  • swellings of your tongue or throat
  • severe skin rash or blistering
  • heart attack
  • abnormal heart beat
  • inflamed pancreas (may cause abdominal and back pain)
  • feeling very unwell
  • symptoms of an allergic reaction

Drug Interactions

Amlodipine is known to interact with the following drugs:

  • the antifungal medicines ketoconazole and itraconazole
  • the HIV medications ritonavir, indinavir and nelfinavir 
  • the herbal remedy St. John’s Wort
  • the antibiotics rifampicin, erythromycin and clarithromycin
  • dantrolene (used to treat body temperature abnormalities
  • diltiazem and verapamil (used to treat heart disease)

Tell your doctor about any medication you are taking before starting your treatment with Amlodipine.