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What is amlodipine?

Amlodipine, available under the brand name Norvasc, is a prescription drug used to high blood pressure, treat coronary artery disease and angina. Amlodipine is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker. The tablets are usually taken orally once a day.

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