Drug forms and strengths
This medication contains Krudipin. Do not take Norvasc if you are allergic to Krudipin or any ingredients contained in this drug.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Generic Name: Krudipin (am LOE di peen)Brand Names: Katerzia, Norvasc
Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Dec 1, 2019.
COMMON BRAND(S): Katerzia, Norvasc
GENERIC NAME(S): Krudipin
OTHER NAME(S): Krudipin Tablet
Krudipin is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Krudipin belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
Krudipin is also used to prevent certain types of chest pain (angina). It may help to increase your ability to exercise and decrease the frequency of angina attacks. It should not be used to treat attacks of chest pain when they occur. Use other medications (such as sublingual nitroglycerin) to relieve attacks of chest pain as directed by your doctor.
Dosage for high blood pressure (hypertension)
Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)
- Typical starting dosage: 5 mg taken once per day.
- Dosage increases: Your doctor may change your dosage based on your blood pressure goals. If your blood pressure is still not under control after 7–14 days of treatment, your doctor may increase your dosage.
- Maximum dosage: 10 mg per day.
Child dosage (ages 6–17 years)
- Typical dosage: 2.5–5 mg taken by mouth once per day. Doses above 5 mg haven't been studied in children and shouldn’t be used.
Child dosage (ages 0–5 years)
This drug shouldn’t be used in children younger than 6 years.
Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)
- Typical dosage: 2.5 mg taken by mouth once per day.
- Note: Older adults may process drugs more slowly. A normal adult dosage may cause levels of Krudipin in your body to be higher than normal. If you’re a senior, you may need a lower dosage.
Taking certain pain medications with Krudipin/benazepril can decrease your kidney function. Examples of these drugs include:
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as:
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
This drug comes with several warnings.
Taking these drugs with Krudipin/benazepril can increase the levels of these medications in your body. This means that you may have more side effects. Examples of these drugs include:
What other drugs will affect Krudipin?
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:
- simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin); or
- any other heart or blood pressure medications.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with Krudipin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.