The name of your medicine is Amlodipine Sandoz. It contains the active ingredient amlodipine besylate.
Amlodipine Sandoz is used to treat high blood pressure. Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps to circulate the
blood all around your body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried
you are. You have hypertension (high blood pressure) when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are
calm and relaxed.
There are usually no symptoms of hypertension. The only way of knowing that you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure
checked on a regular basis. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems. You may feel fine
and have no symptoms, but eventually hypertension can cause stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. Amlodipine Sandoz helps
to lower your blood pressure.
Amlodipine Sandoz is also used to treat angina pectoris. Angina is caused by a shortage of the supply of oxygen to the heart
and is characterised by a painful and uncomfortable feeling in the chest. This feeling often spreads to the arms or neck,
and sometimes also to the shoulders and back.
Amlodipine Sandoz is not for the relief of a sudden attack of angina. If such an attack occurs, you should take other medication
that your doctor will have given to you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Amlodipine Sandoz for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why
Amlodipine Sandoz was prescribed for you.
Amlodipine Sandoz is available only with a doctor's prescription.
How Amlodipine Sandoz works
Amlodipine Sandoz belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers or calcium ion antagonists. It works by
relaxing the blood vessels in your body, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body. It also widens the
blood vessels leading to your heart and so helps to increase the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart.
Calcium channel blockers do not change the amount of calcium in your blood or bones.
There is no evidence that Amlodipine Sandoz is addictive.