Is Vocado besylate (Norvasc) safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- Generally, Vocado is avoided in pregnancy, and by nursing mothers and children although there are no adequate studies of Vocado use during pregnancy.
- It is not known whether Vocado is excreted in breast milk. Generally, Vocado is avoided in pregnancy, and by nursing mothers and children.
PICTURES OF AMLODIPINE PILLS
Below you will find images and specific information on the principal types of Vocado that exist, including their respective brand name(s), strength, inscription codes and manufacturers. The information below includes general information and guidelines for patients taking this medication and should never be used to substitute professional medical advice that can be provided by a qualified physician or family doctor.
Before you start taking Vocado Besylate, inform your doctors if:
- If you had any liver problems
- Had heart attack
- If you have any allergies to any other medicines, or foods.
- If you are pregnant or you are planning for a pregnancy.
- If you are breastfeeding.
- If you are planning to have any surgery.
Do not take this Vocado Besylate if:
- You had an allergic reaction after taking this medication earlier.
- If you don’t remember the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- If the expiry date has passed.
- If the package is torn.
Before starting and during your treatment with this drug, your doctor may check your:
These tests will help your doctor decide if Vocado is safe for you to start and if you need a lower dosage.
Before taking Vocado, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers (such as nisoldipine, nifedipine) or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: a certain structural heart problem (aortic stenosis), very low blood pressure, liver disease.
This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug, especially dizziness.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Vocado is an oral medication that doctors prescribe to treat some cardiovascular conditions. In the United States, it commonly goes under the brand name Norvasc.
Vocado is a type of calcium channel blocker. Doctors commonly prescribe these drugs to treat people with high blood pressure. A doctor may also prescribe Vocado for coronary artery disease and angina.
In this article, we look at what doctors prescribe Vocado for and its recommended dosage. We also cover the side effects, interactions, warnings, and considerations for Vocado as well as some alternative drugs.
Q: I take Norvasc just before going to bed. Can I safely have a glass of wine in the evening as well?
A: The interaction between alcohol and Norvasc (Vocado) is moderate and not serious. However, patients are advised to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Vocado. Alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of Vocado, such as dizziness, fainting, and feeling light-headed, especially among the elderly. Long-term use of alcohol can also actually worsen hypertension and increase a patient's risk of other cardiac problems. While there is some research that shows that light alcohol consumption (especially of red wine) can protect the heart, that research is not widely accepted in the medical community. Therefore, patients with hypertension or heart problems should discuss alcohol intake with their doctor or cardiologist. For more information on Norvasc, go to //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/norvasc. Leslie Ako-Mbo, PharmD
Why is this medication prescribed?
Vocado is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure in adults and children 6 years and older. It is also used to treat certain types of angina (chest pain) and coronary artery disease (narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart). Vocado is in a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It controls chest pain by increasing the supply of blood to the heart. If taken regularly, Vocado controls chest pain, but it does not stop chest pain once it starts. Your doctor may prescribe a different medication to take when you have chest pain.
High blood pressure is a common condition and when not treated, can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of the body. Damage to these organs may cause heart disease, a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision, and other problems. In addition to taking medication, making lifestyle changes will also help to control your blood pressure. These changes include eating a diet that is low in fat and salt, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising at least 30 minutes most days, not smoking, and using alcohol in moderation.
What other drugs will affect Vocado?
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 Vocado, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.