A round white pill with the numbers 209 imprinted on one side is what kind of drug and what is it used for?

Not Medical Advice: A white, round-shape pill with 209 imprint has been identified as Amlodipine besylate 10 mg.

Amlodipine belongs to the group of drugs called calcium channel blocking agents. It relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or chest pain (angina), Raynaud’s syndrome, migraine prevention and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease.

Learn more about Amlodipine at Drugs.com.

Check out some tips for taking medicine at PBS Parents.

In health buzz, if you consume a high-salt diet complete with entire bags of chips in one sitting, and frequent hamburgers and hotdogs — and you don’t have high blood pressure problems — you may consider yourself immune from sodium-related problems.

But a new study points out that’s not always the case, because a high-salt diet can have a negative impact on your organs, including your blood vessels, heart, kidneys, and even brain. Find out more at Medical Daily.

Updated on Wednesday, March 18 2015 at 12:23PM EDT
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