Headaches and hypertension

| May 10, 2015

Norvasc belongs to a class of drugs called calcium blockers. It used to expand blood vessels, veins and arteries, to reduce pressure on the heart while pumping blood. Norvasc is also used to treat high blood pressure and angina, which is chest pain accompanied by a patient. Before taking Norvasc

Is important for a patient to discuss with a doctor any diseases they suffer from, such as liver disease, other diseases of the heart or blood vessels that are not linked. Diseases that are important to the doctor are sick sinus syndrome, aortic stenosis, heart failure or low blood pressure. Patients suffering from these symptoms may still be able to take Norvasc with regular monitoring by their doctor.

Some possible serious side effects taking Norvasc form difficulty in breathing, rapid heartbeat or slow, chest pain or dizziness and fainting. Some other reactions may be severe psychosis, jaundice or swelling of the legs and feet. If a patient suffering from any of the above symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

Some of these less harmful side effects include fatigue, headaches, insomnia and abdominal pain. A patient may also notice, nausea or difficulty urinating. If a patient suffers from any of the side effects listed above or experiencing uncomfortable symptoms should discuss this with the doctor who prescribed drugs.

This medicine is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Norvasc is known as a class C drug, which means that the effects on an unborn baby are not yet known, nor is the risk of drugs being transmitted through the milk to a breastfed child.

Elderly, especially those who are aged over 65 years are more likely to suffer from side effects when taking Norvasc. If this is the case, Norvasc will usually be avoided, or can be prescribed in the smallest dose and monitored. It should be taken

Norvasc exactly as prescribed and administered with a glass of water, not dry swallow. It is recommended that patients taking Norvasc should under no circumstances stop taking medication without first consulting their doctor that their condition could become worse if the drug is stopped abruptly.

Patients who miss a dose of their own medicine should skip that dose and continue to the next dose as usual, they should not double the dose. Patients taking Norvasc may overdose. Symptoms include dizziness dose over, chest pain, difficulty breathing, coma or unusually slow or fast heartbeat. If a patient suspects that they Norvasc overdose should seek medical attention immediately.

Disclaimer – The information presented here should not be interpreted as or substituted for medical advice. Please consult your doctor for more information about Norvasc.


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