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Used for: High blood pressure, Angina
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What is Amlodipine for?

Amlodipine belongs to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. 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.

What are the side effects of Amlodipine?

Common effects include dizziness, flushing, headache, nausea and vomiting, palpitations, lower leg swelling, rash, and fast heart rate.

Who should not take Amlodipine?

  • Anyone who is sensitive to Amlodipine.
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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 https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

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.

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  • 5mg / 10mg (Tablets)
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Calcium Channel Blockers
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