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Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.
It works as a calcium channel blocker and therefore helps to relax blood vessels. It has this effect because the movement of calcium alongside the smooth blood vessels causes them to contract, causing blood to move with difficulty around the body. If calcium isn't transported as freely as it normally is through the body, the vessels are more relaxed thus aiding better movement of blood around the body. This takes strain off the heart and cardiovascular system.
Amlodipine is primarily prescribed to patients to lower their high blood pressure. It's safely taken by most patients with a low risk of side effects, but it will not be recommended to people who are allergic to the active ingredients in this treatment. It's also important to mention to your doctor if you have a heart valve problem, congestive heart failure or liver disease.
The effect of the active ingredient, Amlodipine besylate, on an unborn baby isn't known, which is why this medication is unlikely to be prescribed to you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Amlodipine is convenient to take as it only requires you to take one tablet a day, with or without food. It's available in two different doses at 121doc: 5mg and 10mg. The dose that is prescribed to you will depend on the severity of your condition or if you are at risk of any other serious health complications.
It's important to continue taking Amlodipine even if you start feeling better as hypertension requires long-term management and stopping treatment without your doctor can result in further complications.
Side effects are a risk with all forms of prescription treatment although they won't affect everybody using this treatment. To ensure that you remain safe while using this treatment a doctor will usually start you off on the lowest dose and then increase it if they feel it is required and there isn't a risk of further side effects.
The most common side effects include dizziness, light-headedness, swelling of the hands, feet or ankles, headaches or a persistent dry cough. These side effects aren't likely to last, but if they do or you start to experience the symptoms of an allergic reaction which may include difficulty breathing or swallowing, it's imperative that you seek medical help immediately. You should also seek medical attention if you notice that your urine is darker, you feel like fainting, you start to notice irregularities in your heartbeat, you feel persistently nauseous or you start vomiting or experience diarrhoea.
This medication is available to order online at121doc. Simply complete the online consultation that forms part of the ordering process as thoroughly as possible. This will be checked by our doctor to ensure that you can safely use this treatment. Please note that we only provide prescriptions for Amlodipine if it has already been prescribed to you by your doctor. If a prescription for this treatment is approved it will be passed to our pharmacy from where it will be dispatched for delivery as soon as possible. All orders include a free consultation and delivery. If for some reason you cannot be prescribed Amlodipine then please look our other high blood pressure medications which can be located on our high blood pressure treatment page.
|Overview||Thiazide diuretic||Ace inhibitors||Ace inhibitors|
|Features||Reduces water retention||Widens blood vessels||Widens blood vessels|
|Breastfeeding||Not recommended||Not recommended||Not recommended|
|Pregnant||Not recommended||Not recommended||Not recommended|
|How to take|
|How to take||Daily tablet||Daily tablet||Daily tablet|
|Price 3 month course|
|Price 3 month course||£39.99||£39.99||£39.99|
|View treatment||View treatment||View treatment|
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Every order starts with an online consultation. We will ask you medical questions to make sure only treatment that is safe and effective is prescribed. We take into account your lifestyle, health and any other medications you’re currently using.
The consultation is completely free, and takes between 5 and 10 minutes of your time.
All your information is safe with us. We don’t share it with anyone unless you want us to.
If you need any guidance, you can call, message or email our customer service team via the ‘How can we help you?' section here.
As soon as you place the order, one of our doctors will review your consultation. On working days, this usually takes around one hour.
If the doctor has any additional questions, you will receive a phone call and an email. We understand you might be at work or busy. Our customer service representatives are always discreet and can call back at a more convenient time if necessary.
Our emails never contain any personal or medical information, only a link to your private account on our website (where you will find your messages).
Once our pharmacy receives your prescription, you will get a second email with your package tracking code.
All orders include next-day delivery. Alternatively, you can select a delivery date that suits you better.
We also provide a free UPS Access Point service. Pick up your package from one of many collection points across the UK.
With your tracking code, you will know the estimated delivery time. All we need is your signature (or a friend‘s or relative’s).
All parcels are plainly labelled; there is no logo or any indication of its contents. Inside, you will find your treatment as well as a patient leaflet in your chosen language.
With 121doc’s Subscribe & Save service, you can automatically receive your treatment every few weeks or months.
The order will be generated by us, using the information you provided (including delivery frequency). You don’t have to do anything. Payment is taken two days before shipping.
There are two ways to subscribe. The first is during the order process. The second is via your profile here.
You can cancel or amend your repeat prescriptions at any time.
There are no sign-up fees with this service. Plus, you get a 10% discount off all future prescriptions, increasing to 15% after six orders!