Amlodipine Case Summary

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1. Amlodipine:
• US Brand Names: Norvsac
• Generic Names: Amlodipine
• Dose/Route/Frequency:
• 10mg/oral/daily
• Why the medication was ordered this route:
• The does was ordered this way because they patient is able to drink the liquid.
• Therapeutic Classification:
• Antihypertensive
• Pharmacologic Classifications:
• Calcium Channel Blocker
• Mechanism of Action:
• Inhibits the transport of calcium into myocardial and vascular smooth muscle cells, resulting in inhibition of excitation contraction coupling and frequent contraction.
• Relates mechanism of action to pt diagnosis:
• The patient has a history of CAD, which damages or disease in the hearts major blood vessels. So this medication is helping to excite a contraction.
• Why

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