|Amlodipine||Calcium channel blocker|
|Trade names||Lisonorm, Dironorm, others|
|Defined daily dose||not established|
Lisinopril/amlodipine, sold under the brand name Lisonorm among others, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure. It is a combination of lisinopril an ACE inhibitor with amlodipine a calcium channel blocker. It may be used when blood pressure is well controlled with each of the two agents alone. It is taken by mouth.
Side effects may include low blood pressure, kidney problems, liver problems, cough, and high blood potassium. It should not be used in people who have previously had angioedema due to ACE inhibitors. Use is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Lisinopril works by decreasing angiotensin II and increasing bradykinin while amlodipine decreases the entry of calcium into the muscle cells in the heart and blood cells.
The combination was approved for medical use in Europe in 2008. The combination is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. While it is available in India and Europe it is not available in Canada, Australia, or the United States as of 2019.
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