Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as: feeling like you might pass out, swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest, or chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling. Less serious side effects may include: headache, dizziness, drowsiness, tired feeling, stomach pain, or flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
NORVASC is indicated for the treatment of hypertension, to lower blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events, primarily strokes and myocardial infarctions. These benefits have been seen in controlled trials of antihypertensive drugs from a wide variety of pharmacologic classes including NORVASC.