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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
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient amlodipine
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Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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