Norvasc Product Description
Norvasc is an oral medicine with an antianginal and antihypertensive action. Norvasc is used to lower high blood pressure and to treat coronary artery diseases in children aged above 6 years and adults.
Norvasc tablets demonstrate the efficacy in the treatment of:
- symptoms of chronic stable angina;
- mild to moderate essential hypertension;
- confirmed or suspected vasospastic angina (Prinzmetal angina);
Norvasc is proved to significantly reduce the risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events, including the risk of:
- primarily strokes
- myocardial infarctions
- coronary revascularization
- hospitalization due to angina pectoris
The maximum recommended dose of Norvasc to treat hypertension or angina pectoris in adults is 10mg per day. Children from 6 to 17 years are recommended to take no more than one dose of Norvasc 5mg per day.
In case you’ve forgotten to take a dose of Norvasc, take a tablet as soon as possible, if the next prescribed dose should be taken in 12 hours. Do not use two doses of this antihypertensive-antianginal agent at one time or close to each other. If it is almost time for the next prescribed dose of Norvasc, skip a missed tablet and return to your usual treatment regimen.
Norvasc can be safely used in combination with other antianginal and antihypertensive agents that have different mechanisms of action and are related to different pharmacologic groups (including, beta-blocking agents, thiazide diuretics, longacting nitrates, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and sublingual nitroglycerin).
Norvasc must be stored at controlled room temperature not above 25°C. To protect tablets Norvasc from heat, moisture and light, keep this antihypertensive-antianginal agent in original light-resistant container.
Norvasc Safety Information
Patients with severe aortic stenosis and patients with chronic stable angina, taking Norvasc in combination with beta-adrenergic blocking agents, may observe hypotension. In case of risk factors for hypotension, Norvasc should be taken with caution.
The materials about essential hypertension and chronic stable angina, provided in the review of Norvasc, are meant for information purposes only and are not intended to replace treatments or medical advice of the health care professional. The online pharmacy does not assume any and all liability for any loss, injury, claims or other damages resulting from the use of material about antihypertensive-antianginal agent Norvasc.
Norvasc Side Effects
Normally Norvasc may cause transient unwanted effects. Less than 2% of the unwanted effects may lead to withdrawal of treatment with Norvasc. Overdose of Norvasc may cause oedema. Other common unwanted effects Norvasc do not usually depend on the dosage of the drug. They include somnolence, nausea, fatigue, ankle swelling, palpitations, abdominal pain, dizziness, flushing and headache.