Amlodipine

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Scientific Name: Amlodipine
Brand Name: Amlobenz, Azor, Caduet, Dafiro, Exforge, Exforge Hct, Katerzia, Lotrel, Norliqva, Norvasc, Prestalia, Tribenzor, Twynsta, Viacoram
Company Owner: Synthon pharmaceuticals inc, Actavis totowa llc, Alkem laboratories ltd, Amneal pharmaceuticals ny llc, Apotex inc, Aurobindo pharma ltd, Caraco pharmaceutical laboratories ltd, Dr reddys laboratories ltd, Gedeon richter usa inc, Genpharm inc, Glenmark generics ltd, Invagen pharmaceuticals inc, Lek pharmaceuticals dd, Lupin ltd, Matrix laboratories ltd, Mutual pharmacal co, Mylan laboratories inc, Orchid healthcare, Ranbaxy laboratories ltd, Roxane laboratories inc, Teva pharmaceuticals usa inc, Torrent pharmaceuticals ltd, Upsher smith laboratories inc, Vintage pharmaceuticals llc, Watson laboratories inc, Wockhardt ltd, World gen llc, Zydus pharmaceuticals usa inc, Pfizer inc, Dr reddys laboratories inc
Mechanism Of Action Amlodipine is considered a peripheral arterial vasodilator that exerts its action directly on vascular smooth muscle to lead to a reduction in peripheral vascular resistance, causing a decrease in blood pressure. Amlodipine is a dihydropyridine calcium antagonist (calcium ion antagonist or slow-channel blocker) that inhibits the influx of calcium ions into both vascular smooth muscle and cardiac muscle. Experimental studies imply that amlodipine binds to both
Description of the Drug: Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat hypertension and angina.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00381