Norvasc is a treatment that can be used with the assistance of or without the assistance of additional medications in order to help people who suffer from high blood pressure problems. High blood pressure problems can happen to anyone. Sometimes the condition comes about because a person consumes too much salty, processed foods. In some instances a person can be genetically predisposed to higher blood pressure.
In any case, going the natural route in order to try and lower blood pressure problems might take too long and might not work to the degree needed. This is where medications such as Norvasc come in. when taken not only does it help to lower high blood pressure, but in the process it can also keep additional health risks associated with it at bay.
These risks would include strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. All of these can lead to possible death.
Norvasc is a part of a class of medications known as calcium channel blockers. They way they work is their able to help blood vessels relax so that blood has an easier time flowing.
Norvasc can also be used in order to help stop specific types of chest pain (angina). This is going to help increase a persons ability to engage in exercise and as a result lower the frequency of angina attacks. However, the medication shouldn’t be used in order to treat attacks of chest pain when they happen.
If you get prescribed Norvasc, then what are some of the most common side effects you’re going to be at risk for as a result?
Flushing may occur
Although these side effects have the highest chance of happening, they shouldn’t last too long. Once your body get’s adjusted to this medication these symptoms should disappear altogether. If you notice that they last longer than they should, then something else might be wrong. It’s going to be best for you to get in contact with a doctor or a pharmacist as soon as you could.
Also, you can help yourself as far as lowering the degree of discomfort with certain side effects such as dizziness and lightheadedness. One way to do this is to pick yourself up slowly when getting up from a sitting or a lying down position.
What are some of the more serious potential side effects a person can suffer as a result of using Norvasc?
Even though this treatment is supposed to stopp chest pain (angina) there are some people who already suffer from serious heart disease. These people run the risk of developing a worse form of chest pain or heart attack once they start taking this treatment. If you have any of the below symptoms, then get help right away:
Heart attack (such as chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating)
Serious allergic reactions
The above isn’t a complete list of potential side effects a person might suffer from. If while taking Norvasc you notice anything else wrong with you that wasn’t mentioned, then be sure to get in contact with a doctor or a pharmacist as soon as you could.