Medicines & Supplements A to Z > Amlodipine
Last updated on June 26, 2019.
GENERIC NAME: Amlodipine
CHINESE NAME: 氨氯地平
COMMON BRAND IN HONG KONG: Norvasc
What is Amlodipine for?
Amlodipine belongs to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers like nifedipine. It is used to prevent angina and treat high blood pressure.
How to use it?
Amlodipine can be taken orally. The adult dosage is 5 mg once daily initially and the maximum dosage is 10 mg daily.
Side effects of Amlodipine
Common effects include dizziness, flushing, headache, nausea and vomiting, palpitations, lower leg swelling, rash, and fast heart rate.
Where to buy Amlodipine in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, Amlodipine is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at http://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
For detailed information about the use of Amlodipine in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.