Norvasc, the brand-name form of amlodipine,
is a prescription medication used alone or in combination with other medications to treat
high blood pressure and chest pain. Norvasc belongs to a group of drugs called calcium
channel blockers, which work by relaxing blood vessels to make it easier for the heart to
pump blood. This medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken once a day, with
or without food. Common side effects of Norvasc include headache, swelling of legs or ankles,
tiredness, and nausea. It’s important not to take Norvasc unless prescribed by a doctor.
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