Amlodipine (Norvasc) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Norvasc?

Amlodipine

What is the Trade Name for Amlodipine?

Norvasc

What are the Indications of Amlodipine (Norvasc) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

hypertension, angina

What are the Actions of Amlodipine (Norvasc) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

blocks transport of calcium into muscle cells inhibiting excitation and contraction

What is the Therapeutic Class of Amlodipine (Norvasc) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antihypertensive

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Amlodipine (Norvasc) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Ca channel blocker

What are the Nursing Considerations of Amlodipine (Norvasc) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • may cause gingival hyperplasia
  • grapefruit juice may increase drug level
  • monitor blood pressure and pulse prior to and during therapy
  • monitor intake and output
  • assess for signs of CHF
  • assess characteristics of angina
  • instruct patient of interventions for hypertension and how to take blood pressure

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