what is amlodipine besylate 5mg used to treat?

Not Medical Advice: Amlodipine Besylate 5mg is a medicine that is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). The most common side effects are headache, fatigue, and edema.

Amlodipine Besylate works by relaxing the smooth muscle in the arterial wall, which lowers resistance and reduces blood pressure. It also increases blood flow to the heart muscle to ease chest pain.

Hypertension now affects 32% of people in the U.S., that's more than 76 million people! Wow!

Updated on Saturday, October 20 2012 at 02:11AM EDT
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