I have been on Norvasc for 4 years on 5mg. is it safe to consume alcohol in moderation? I don't get any side effects from the medication but i would love a drink every now and then.
According to the prescribing information for Norvasc (amlodipine besylate), alcohol does not interact negatively with this drug. This possible interaction was looked at during clinical studies with Norvasc. In these studies, people were given either single or multiple doses of Norvasc. In either case, the levels of alcohol in the body, along with how long it remained, did not change.
Although alcohol and Norvasc can probably be combined safely, however it is always better to talk with your doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med. He or she is in the best position to give recommendations for your particular situation. Hope this helps?
- Norvasc Information for Consumers
- Norvasc Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Norvasc (detailed)
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