Norvasc (generic name: amlodipine besylate; brand names include: Amlip / Avacard / Dailyvasc / Istin / Perivasc) is a calcium channel blocker.
Norvasc is used for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) and chest pain (angina pectoris).
Norvasc is one of the most prescribed brand name high blood pressure medicine worldwide. Norvasc works for patients with mild, moderate, or severe levels of high blood pressure.
Like other calcium channel blockers, Norvasc works by widening your blood vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body, and helps increase the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart. Calcium channel blockers do not change the amount of calcium in your blood or bones.
Norvasc is available in 88 countries. It has been tested in more than 700 medical studies.