What is the side effect of vamlo 5mgamlodipine besilate?
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Honesty, with Ca++ channel blockers, your major concern is hypotension, but with 5 mg a day, it's really not a big deal. If your cardio/internist picked Norvasc, just don't worry about it as monotherapy as your HTN can't be that bad. Maybe some lower extremity edema, but otherwise, don't be nervous.
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Amlodipine besylate (commercially known as Norvasc, or Vamlo in some places such as India, I think) is a vasodilator (it relaxes and therefore dilates the blood vessels). It is indicated for hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain due to cardiovascular problems).
In clinical trials run for Norvasc (vs. placebo), the most common side effects were as follows:
- Oedema (in this case, feet or ankle swelling): 8.3% vs. 2.4%
- Headache: 7.3% vs. 7.8%
- Fatigue: 4.5% vs. 2.8%
- Dizziness: 3.2% vs. 3.4%
A dosage of 5 mg produced the following percentage incidences of adverse reactions out of a trial group of 296 people:
- Oedema: 3.0
- Dizziness: 3.4
- Flushing: 1.4
- Palpitation: 1.4
Hope this helps!