amlodipine
A calcium-blocking drug of the dihydropyridine series; belongs to the same class of agents as nifedipine.

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am·lo·di·pine am-'lō-də-.pēn n a calcium channel blocker administered in the form of its besylate C20H25ClN2O5·C6H5SO3H in the treatment of hypertension and angina pectoris see lotrel, norvasc

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n.
a calcium antagonist used to treat hypertension and angina pectoris. It is administered by mouth. Possible side-effects include headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and fluid retention. Trade name: Istin.

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