Amlodipine Action Mechanism
Amlodipine impedes the influx of transmembrane calcium ions into vascular smooth muscles as well as cardiac muscles. Hence, Amlodipine reduces peripheral vascular resistance by acting as vasodilator of peripheral arteries thereby lowering the blood pressure values and maintaining it within normal limits.
Taking 5 mg of Amlodipine at same time every day can really recreates the magic in making your blood pressure levels normal. A 2.5 mg to 5 mg per day in children is the usual recommended dose of Amlodipine and consuming it with or without food do not make you susceptible for other serious health complications.
Amlodipine has its unique strategy of delivering its effective results to control high blood pressure levels.
Liver ailments (such as liver failure) and congestive heart failure conditions pose a threat while taking Amlodipine for lowering blood pressure in those patients. If you have any unusual or allergic reaction to any of its components, pregnant (or planning to become pregnant) or breastfeeding than there is no better option than avoiding Amlodipine for treating your hypertension.
Amlodipine Side effects
Ordinary side effects of Amlodipine include headache, stomach pain, irregular heartbeat, drowsiness or fatigue, tiredness or dizziness, palpitations of heart and flushing that result in redness, tingly feeling as well as warm feeling.
While, serious side effects of Amlodipine include fluttering in your chest, sweating, pain in arm or shoulder, pounding heartbeat, heavy feeling in chest region, generalized ill feeling, diarrhea, chest pain, nausea and swelling in your ankles, hands and or feet.