What is Amlodipine?
Amlodipine is a long-acting calcium channel blocker that helps to lower high blood pressure by relaxing and opening up the blood vessels. This allows more blood to flow more freely around the body and increases the efficiency of the heart. Amlodipine besylate boosts blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart, which helps to treat angina.
If you are prescribed Amlodipine you will usually start on a lower dosage, which may increase over time. The daily maximum prescription is Amlodipine 100mg, though you can get tablets in 25mg and 50mg doses too.
If you suffer from high blood pressure and your doctor has recommended you consider medication to help treat hypertension, you could buy Amlodipine online. You’ll need to complete a consultation with one of our doctors who will ensure it’s safe for you to use Amlodipine besylate and decide whether to prescribe the maximum Amlodipine 100mg dose, or start on the average dose of 50mg.
What are the benefits of Amlodipine?
Taking Amlodipine is convenient because you only take one pill each day. Even when prescribed the maximum dose of Amlodipine 100mg, you’ll only need to take one tablet a day.
There are also secondary health benefits that using Amlodipine besylate brings. The widening of arteries improves the blood and oxygen supply to the heart, which is beneficial to patients with angina. Amlodipine can also be taken to prevent angina attacks because it reduces the effort the heart has to make to pump blood around the body.
How does Amlodipine work?
Amlodipine besylate is a calcium channel blocker. This means it works by blocking ‘calcium channels’ in the walls of blood vessels, where calcium is transported, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood vessels. This is important because muscle cells need calcium to contract. By depriving the vessels of calcium, the muscle cells relax which causes them to widen.
Wider, more relaxed blood vessels decrease the resistance which the heart has to push against to force blood around the body. This lowers blood pressure too and boosts the blood and oxygen supply to the heart, which reduces the strain on the heart.
Who can take it?
If you have high blood pressure, you may be prescribed Amlodipine. Certain factors could prevent you using this medication, or from being prescribed the maximum Amlodipine 100mg dose. This includes if you have a heart valve problem, congestive heart failure or liver disease.
How do you take Amlodipine?
You should take one Amlodipine besylate pill at the same time each day, to help you remember and ensure a consistent level of the medication remains in your body. You can take it with or without food, though if you’re prescribed Amlodipine 100mg it’s advised you take it with food to reduce nausea.
Amlodipine comes in three doses. Often you’ll be prescribed the middle 50mg dose when you start using Amlodipine besylate, which will be adjusted according to how your body responds. The maximum daily dose is one Amlodipine 100mg pill, and the smallest dosage is 25mg. Usually you’ll be prescribed Amlodipine 100mg tablets after seven to 14 days of starting treatment, if the 50mg dose doesn’t seem to have any effect.
Are there any side effects?
Your risk of side effects increases with the dosage; if you’re prescribed Amlodipine 100mg there’s a greater chance that you’ll develop side effects than if you were using half that dosage.
More commonly reported side effects include dizziness or light-headedness; headaches; persistent, dry coughs; and swelling of the hands, feet or ankles. Severe side effects, which affect very few people, include darker urine, fainting, a slow or irregular heartbeat and persistent nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. You should see a doctor if you develop any serious side effects.
If you experience any signs of allergic reaction - such as a rash, swelling of the mouth or difficulty swallowing or breathing - you should stop taking Amlodipine besylate immediately and seek emergency medical help.
How can I buy Amlodipine online?
If your doctor has recommended you consider medication to help lower blood pressure, you can buy Amlodipine online. One of our registered doctors will assess your medical history and consider any medication you’re taking to decide if it’s safe for you to use Amlodipine. If approved, they’ll write you a prescription and send it to you via free next-day delivery so you can start using Amlodipine to treat high blood pressure as soon as possible.
Please note that the manufacturer of Amlodipine may differ from that shown on the image above, but the ingredients, benefits and possible side effects of the medication will be the same.