About NORVASC (r) (amlodipine besylate)

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You may be eligible to save with the NORVASC Savings Card*—there are no income or employment restrictions.

With the NORVASC Savings Card, you may:

  • Pay as little as $0 per month and save up to $900 per year in out-of-pocket costs
  • Continue to save through December 31, 2017

*Terms and conditions apply.


NORVASC is a type of medicine called a long-acting calcium channel blocker (CCB). NORVASC is used to treat high blood pressure, or hypertension. It is also used to treat a type of chest pain called angina. It can be used by itself or with other medicines to treat these conditions.

How can NORVASC help?

NORVASC relaxes your blood vessels, which lets your blood flow more easily and helps lower your blood pressure. Lowering your blood pressure is important because it lowers your risk of having a stroke or heart attack. NORVASC also helps get more blood to your heart, which relieves the pain of angina.

NORVASC works for a full 24 hours. It also has no effect on heart rate. This means that NORVASC relaxes the blood vessels, but does not change the rate at which your heart beats. This way, the heart can beat normally while its work is made easier. Your heart has less work to do and your blood pressure can be lower or angina pain can be reduced or controlled.

NORVASC has been shown to work for a wide range of patients, including younger or older patients regardless of race. It has also worked for patients with varying severities of high blood pressure. NORVASC can be safely used to treat high blood pressure in patients with other conditions, including diabetes and high cholesterol.

What else should I know about NORVASC?

NORVASC is usually taken once daily. NORVASC can be taken with or without food. It’s okay to take NORVASC with grapefruit juice. It may be easier to remember to take your dose if you do it at the same time every day. Always take your medication as prescribed by your doctor.

NORVASC can be taken with over-the-counter medicines, such as antacids. You can also take it with many prescription drugs, including other high blood pressure medicines. Before taking NORVASC, you should tell your doctor about any medicines you are taking, including natural or herbal remedies. While you are taking NORVASC, do not stop taking your other prescription medicines and never start any new medicines or supplements—including other blood pressure medicines—without checking with your doctor first.

Amlodipine is the active ingredient in NORVASC. People who are allergic to amlodipine should not take this drug.

Remember, only your doctor can tell if brand-name NORVASC is right for you.