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Generic Name: Amlodipine [am-LOE’di-peen].

Brand Names: Katerzia, Norliqva, Norvasc.
Class of Drugs: Calcium channel blocking agents.

What is Katerzia?

Katerzia is prescribed to adults either on its own or with other medications to relieve chest pain (angina) as well as other ailments that are caused by coronary arterial disease. Katerzia can be taken by itself or in conjunction with other medications in order to manage hypertension of the blood (hypertension) in adults as well as children of age 6 or older. The lower blood pressure could reduce the risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack. Katerzia can be used for other purposes not covered in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Katerzia

Contact a medical professional immediately in the event that you exhibit warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, breathing difficulties, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue. In rare instances, when you first begin taking Katerzia, your chest pain could become worse, or you may be suffering from an attack on your heart. You should seek medical attention in an emergency or consult your physician immediately if you notice any symptoms like chest pressure or pain, pain that is spreading to your shoulder or jaw, nausea, or sweating.

Katerzia may cause serious side effects. Inform your hewalthcare immediately if you experience:

  • Worsening chest pain.
  • Feeling Lightheaded, as If You are about to Pass out instantly.

Common negative side effects of Katerzia can include:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness.
  • Swelling of your ankles or legs.
  • Unsteady heartbeat.
  • Beats of your heart, or the sound of fluttering your chest.
  • Muscle stiffness.
  • Uncontrolled muscle movements.
  • Stomach pain, nausea.
  • Flushing (sudden heat, redness, or tingly sensation).

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Take only according to your doctor's instructions. Inform your doctor if you take other medications or suffer from any other medical condition or allergies.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to consume Katerzia if you have an allergy to it. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms similar to these:

  • Extreme narrowing of a specific valve within the coronary artery (aortic stenosis) or any other heart issues.
  • Coronary arterial condition (clogged arteries).
  • The liver condition.

It is not known whether Katerzia can cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. But having high blood pressure while pregnant can cause medical complications or other issues for both the mother and baby. The benefits of treating hypertension can outweigh the risks for the baby. Inform your doctor if you are nursing.

How to take Katarzia?

Follow the directions on the label of your prescription and study all medication guides or instruction sheets. The doctor might alter your dosage. Follow the medication precisely as prescribed. Katerzia is typically taken once per day. Use the medicine daily at the same time every day, either with or without eating. Then shake up your oral suspension (liquid). Take a dosage using the measuring device supplied (not an ordinary spoon). Your blood pressure is likely to be checked regularly. If you are suffering from hypertension, continue taking Katerzia even if you're feeling good. High blood pressure can have no signs. Do not alter your dosages or stop taking any medication without consulting your physician. The treatment you receive could also consist of exercise, diet, weight control, and blood tests. Keep Katerzia tablets and oral solution (liquid) at room temperature, free of heat, moisture, and light. Keep Katerzia oral suspension in the refrigerator. Do not freeze it.

What happens if I miss a dose?

You should take the medicine as fast as you are able, but avoid any missed dose if you are more than 12 hours behind on the dose. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222. The signs of a drug overdose can include rapid heartbeats, a redness or warmth in your legs or arms, and feeling faint.

What should be avoided?

Do not get up too quickly from a lying or sitting position, as you could get dizzy.

Interaction with other drugs

It is sometimes not recommended to take certain medications simultaneously. Certain drugs may affect your blood levels and the other drugs you take, which could cause more side effects or make the medications less effective. Other medications can influence Katerzia, including prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your physician all other medicines you take.