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amlodipine
CLASSIFICATION (2)
Calcium Channel Blocker
Antianginal
Antihypertensive
amlodipine
ACTION (2+)
Lowers blood pressure = relaxes blood vessels so heart does not have to pump as hard.
Controls chest pain = increases blood supply to heart.
amlodipine
USES (2)
treats high blood pressure (hypertension) and chest pain (angina)
amlodipine
TRADE NAME
Norvasc
amlodipine
CONTRAINDICATIONS
Heart disease
Allergy
amlodipine
PRECAUTIONS (5)
pregnancy, children, geriatric, hypotension, liver injury
amlodipine
ADVERSE EFFECTS (6)
headache, edema, upset/painful stomach, dizziness/lightheadness, fatigue, flushing
amlodipine
INTERACTIONS (4)
alcohol, diltiazem, lithium, NSAIDs
amlodipine
NURSING ASSESSMENT (4)
Assess fluid volume, vital signs, liver function, platelet count
amlodipine
PATIENT TEACHING (3)
-advise care for dizziness
-instruct to avoid alcohol, OTC drugs
-teach to use as directed even if feeling better
amlodipine
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS (2+)
medical regiment & patient teaching
Advise patient to comply in all areas of medical regimen: diet, exercise, stress reduction, smoking cessation, product therapy;
to notify prescriber of irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, swelling of feet/hands, serve dizziness, constipation, nausea, hypotension
amlodipine
NURSING DIAGNOSES (2)
decreased cardiac output, knowledge deficient
amlodipine
PATIENT GOALS (2+)
Decreased angina, dysrhythmias, B/P with minimal to no side effects.
Pt understanding of use risks, follow up.
amlodipine
NURSING INTERVENTIONS (2)
Assess chest pain and blood pressure, reassess.
Instruct patient and family.
amlodipine
Evaluation
Decreased anginal pain
Decreased B/P
Increased exercise tolerance