Take NORVASC exactly as prescribed by your doctor and follow the directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results, but do not change your dosage without consulting your physician first.
Take HYZAAR with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. You can easily become dehydrated while taking this medication, which can lead to severely low blood pressure or a serious electrolyte imbalance. Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your kidney function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly.
Before you start taking NORVASC, be sure to inform your doctor if you are allergic to any chemical contained in this medication or to other dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Discuss your medical history with your health care professional, especially regarding certain structural heart problem (aortic stenosis), very low blood pressure, liver disease.
Additionally, inform your doctor if you are having surgery, any dental work, any products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
The following should be avoided while taking NORVASC
- NORVASC may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or participate in any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely
- Limit alcoholic beverages