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Brand name: Norvasc TM

Active ingredients: amlodipine

What it is used for

Hypertension. For the first line treatment of mild to moderate essential hypertension and can be used as the sole agent to control blood pressure in the majority of patients. Patients not adequately controlled on a single antihypertensive agent may benefit from the addition of amlodopine which has been used in combination with a thiazide diuretic, beta adrenoceptor blocking agent, or an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. Angina. For the first line treatment of chronic stable angina. It may be used alone, as monotherapy, or in combination with other anti-anginal drugs. INDICATIONS AS AT 15 May 2003: 1. Hypertension. NORVASC is indicated for the first line treatment of hypertension and can be used as the sole agent to control blood pressure in the majority of patients. Patients not adequately controlled on a single antihypertensive agent may benefit from the addition of NORVASC, which has been used in combination with a thiazide diuretic, beta adrenoceptor blocking agent or an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. 2. Angina. NORVASC is indicated for the first line treatment of chronic stable angina. NORVASC may be used alone, as monotherapy or in combination with other antianginal drugs.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 5 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White to off-white, emerald-shaped tablets engraved "AML5" and breaker score on one side and "Pfizer" logo on the other side.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient amlodipine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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