Amlodipine Besylate is used as the main active ingredient in medicines. It is the benzenesulfonate salt of amlodipine plays the role of a vasodilator agent, a calcium channel blocker and an antihypertensive agent. It shows antihypertensive and antianginal effects that inhibits the influx of extracellular calcium ions into myocardial and peripheral vascular smooth muscle cells. It prevents vascular and myocardial contraction.
Class of Drugs – Calcium channel blockers
Molecular Formula – C26H31ClN2O8S
Molecular Weight – 567.1 g/mol
Working: This active ingredient Amlodipine Besylate blocks calcium from entering tissues and arteries. It becomes easier for them to relax so that blood can flow more easily to the heart. It also lowers the blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Uses: This given medicine is used with or without other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Reduction of high blood pressure prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It relaxes blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. It can be used to prevent certain types of chest pain and help increase the ability to exercise and decrease the frequency of angina attacks.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Most of the popular medicines used Amlodipine Besylate as the main active ingredient. Some of them are mentioned below:
- Norvasc: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg
- Zanidip: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg
- Cardene: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg
- Procardia XL: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg