FDA Approves Pfizer's Norvasc to Lower Hypertension
Norvasc is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers.
It dilates blood vessels and slows the heart to reduce blood pressure and the pain of angina.
Norvasc is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or angina (chest pain caused by lack of oxygen in the heart muscle due to clogged arteries).
Norvasc may also be used for other purposes not listed here.
Norvasc is prescribed for angina, a condition characterized by episodes of crushing chest pain that usually results from a lack of oxygen in the heart muscle due to clogged arteries. Norvasc is also prescribed for high blood pressure. It is a type of medication called a calcium channel blocker. These drugs dilate blood vessels and slow the heart to reduce blood pressure and the pain of angina.