generic for Norvasc

Amlodipine Side Effects

Dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling ankles/feet, or flushing may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, fainting.

Although this medication is effective in preventing chest pain (angina), some people who already have severe heart disease may rarely develop worsening chest pain or a heart attack after starting this medication or increasing the dose. Get medical help right away if you experience: worsening chest pain, symptoms of a heart attack (such as chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating).

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
  • purpura
  • thrombocytopenic disorder
  • leukopenia
  • depersonalization
  • abnormal sexual function
  • depression
  • extrapyramidal disease
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • visual changes
  • conjunctivitis
  • ocular pain
  • tinnitus
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • progressive angina pectoris
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • atrial fibrillation
  • bradycardia
  • vasculitis
  • hypotension
  • peripheral ischemia
  • gingival hyperplasia
  • xerostomia
  • constipation
  • gynecomastia
  • erythema multiforme
  • pruritus of skin
  • osteoarthritis
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • myalgia
  • cramps
  • drowsy
  • syncope
  • vertigo
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • hyperhidrosis
  • chills
  • tremor
  • hypesthesia
  • skin rash
  • edema
  • peripheral edema
  • flushing
  • anorexia
  • weight gain
  • weight loss
  • polydipsia
  • epistaxis
  • palpitations
  • dyspnea
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dysphagia
  • flatulence
  • diarrhea
  • increased urinary frequency
  • nocturia
  • hyperglycemia
  • abnormal hepatic function tests
  • nervousness
  • angioedema
  • paresthesia
  • general weakness
  • malaise
  • acute abdominal pain
  • jaundice
  • maculopapular rash
  • pancreatitis
  • dream disorder
  • symptoms of anxiety
  • drug-induced hot flash
  • tachycardia

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Some products have ingredients that could raise your blood pressure. Tell your pharmacist what products you are using, and ask how to use them safely (especially cough-and-cold products, diet aids, or NSAIDs such as ibuprofen/naproxen).