- Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other classes of antihypertensive agents in the management of hypertension.
- Amlodipine also is used for the management of Prinzmetal variant angina and chronic stable angina pectoris. The drug has been used alone or in combination with other antianginal agents.
- Adults: The usual initial dosage of amlodipine is 2.5 – 5 mg once daily. In geriatric and small frail individuals, an initial dosage of 2.5 mg once daily is recommended. Subsequent dosage of amlodipine should be adjusted according to the patient’s blood pressure response and tolerance and usually should not exceed 10 mg once daily. The usual maintenance dosage of amlodipine for the management of hypertension in adults is 5 –10 mg once daily.
- Children 6 years of age and older: The usual effective dosage of amlodipine is 2.5 – 5 mg once daily.
For the management of Prinzmetal variant angina or chronic stable angina, the usual adult dosage is 5 –10 mg once daily. In geriatric patients, the lower dosage of 5 mg once daily is recommended. Maintenance dosage is 10 mg daily.
Stadovas 5 CAP is administered orally and may be given without regard to meals.