My primary care physician has pescribed amlodipine for me for high blood pressure for me over the past three year. She wrote me a new prescription but the name of the prescription amlodipine besylate. Is these two the same?
What is the diference between amlodipine and amlodipine besylate?
- 12 Sep 2010 by lablady
- 12 September 2010
My primary care physician has prescribed amlodipne for me to treat my high blood pressure for the past three years. She wrote a new prescription 'refill' for me and I noticed that she wrote the drug name as amlodipine besylate. Are these two drugs one and the same?
They are the same thing. The correct name is Amlodipine Besylate however it is often shortened to just Amlodipine.
A variety of pharmaceutical drugs are prepared as salts of benzenesulfonic acid and are known as besylates or besilates.
- Amlodipine Information for Consumers
- Amlodipine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amlodipine (detailed)
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