Friday, March 18, 2011

Amlodipine

It does not affect the heart rate or cardiac output.

Structure:
Credit: Rxlist
Other names:
  • Amlodipine Benzenesulfonate
  • Amlodipine Besilate
  • Amlodipine Besylate
  • Amlodipine Free Base
  • Amlodipino [Spanish]
  • Amlodipinum [Latin]
Pharmacokinetics:
Its half life is 34 hours.

Therapeutic uses:
It is used for vasospastic chronic stable angina and hypertension.

Brand Names:
  • Amlip (Venezuela)
  • Amlocard (AWD (Germany))
  • Amlodis (Eczacibasi (Turkey))
  • Amlomed
  • Amlopick
  • Amvaz (Reddy (Malaysia))
  • Coroval (Sandoz (Argentina))
  • Lipinox  (Commonly misspelled Lipinok, Lepenox,Lilinox,Lipinux)
  • Norvasc (Pfizer)
Also available in the following brands:
  • Azor (amlodipine + olmesartan)
  • Caduet (amlodipine + atorvastatin)
  • Coroval B (amlodipine + benazepril)
  • Exforge (amlodipine + valsartan)
  • Lotrel (amlodipine + benazepril)
 
References:
Amlodipine on http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00381  Updated on November 10, 2010. Accessed April 17, 2011.
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