Norvasc is a calcium channel blocker that is prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure and angina pectoris.
However, your doctor may also prescribe Norvasc for other conditions if found appropriate.
How to use Norvasc
The ideal way to use Norvasc is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
Norvasc may be taken with or without a meal to avoid stomach problems.
Preferably, Norvasc should be taken at the same time each day to help maintain a regular routine for taking it.
You must not stop taking Norvasc without consulting your doctor even if you attain relief after a short while post starting treatment.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Norvasc to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Store Norvasc between 59 to 77 degrees F (15 and 25 Degrees), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing Norvasc in the bathroom.
A Norvasc overdose may have certain adverse symptoms like a faster heartbeat and a drop in blood pressure which may require immediate medical attention. So please contact your doctor immediately if you suspect that the patient has overdosed on Norvasc.
Although there are no reported cases of a Norvasc overdose, you must contact your doctor immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Consult your doctor before using Norvasc if you have conditions like liver disease, or another disease of the heart or blood vessels such as sick sinus syndrome, aortic stenosis, heart failure, low blood pressure, or coronary artery disease, if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use Norvasc if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure).
You must avoid taking alcoholic beverages while using Norvasc.
If you are pregnant or have plans for a pregnancy, then consult your doctor before using Norvasc as Norvasc may harm your fetus.
If you are breast feeding then please maintain caution as it is unknown whether Norvasc is passed into the breast milk. So please consult your doctor prior to using it.