Norvasc, also known as amlodipine, is a calcium channel blocker which is used to control angina (chest pain) and high blood pressure.

This drug works by relaxing blood vessels and increasing the supply of oxygen and blood to the heart in order to reduce the amount of work on your heart. Norvasc is taken orally in the form of tablets.

Common side effects associated with this type of medication include headache, abdominal pain, extreme fatigue, drowsiness and nausea. If the side effects become severe, contact your doctor for assistance.

Norvasc may occasionally be prescribed for other purposes, as directed by your doctor.

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