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The side effects of Norvasc (amlodipine) freak me out. Is anyone familiar with this drug?

Norvasc (amlodipine) This drug is a calcium channel blocker we use for hypertension. It is very effective. Its main side effect because of vasodilation is lower extremity swelling, but there are others too. If you think you are having side effects, contact your doctor. Read more...

Since Norvasc (amlodipine) has so many side effects, what is recommended, in its place, that has little or no side effects?

See your doctor. There are so many types of blood pressure medications and so many of them can be used in just about any hypertensive patient. Factors such as age, weight, BP level, diabetes, alcohol/drug/medication both prescription and otc, even race might influence this decision. See a doctor to determine this. Don't treat yourself or try and figure this out on your own. Read more...