Generic Norvasc (Amlodipine)
is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure.
Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and
kidney problems. Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium
channel blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow
Amlodipine is also used to prevent certain types of chest pain (angina). It may help to increase your ability to exercise and decrease the frequency of angina attacks. It should not be used to treat attacks of chest pain when they occur. Use other medications (such as sublingual nitroglycerin) to relieve attacks of chest pain as directed by your doctor.