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Norvasc® (amlodipine besylate) is a prescription drug approved to treat:
       
Norvasc is taken by mouth, typically once a day. To keep an even level of the medication in your blood, it should be taken at the same time each day.
 
As with any drug, side effects are possible with Norvasc. For example, some people taking it may experience:
 
  • Swelling or water retention (edema)
  • Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations)
  • Fatigue.
 
(Click Norvasc for more details about this medication, including how it performed in clinical trials and why it may not be suitable for certain people.)
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