How to Stop Taking Norvasc


Norvasc is a prescription medication administered in tablet form for the treatment of angina (chest pain) and high blood pressure. The drug works by dilating bIood vessels and slowing the heart to lower the pressure in blood vessels. Norvasc is the most highly prescribed medication for high blood pressure worldwide. Dizziness and fatigue are among the serious side effects, which may spur some people to want to try a different medication.

Things You'll Need

  • Physician's approval
  • Alternative plan to discontinue Norvasc

The Steps

Place a call to your physician's office to let him know that you wish to change medications or discontinue your treatment with Norvasc.

Make a list of other conditions you suffer from as well as all the drugs you are taking, and any side effects with Norvasc you've been having and share this information with your doctor.

Be sure to keep taking Norvasc until your doctor approves discontinuing treatment. Norvasc may require a lowering of dosage (weening off), so your doctor may prescribe a lower dose for you to take while you are planning to discontinue Norvasc use.

Ask your doctor about DynaCircCR and other alternative treatments to Norvasc.

Tips & Warnings

  • In order for Norvasc to be effective, you must take it regularly. Do not skip a dose and do not stop taking it until you talk with your doctor about alternative treatments.
  • Norvasc does not cure high blood pressure, it only controls the condition. Side effects of Norvasc include dizziness, headache, heart palpitations, fatigue, fluid retention.

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