Amlodipine lowers blood pressure by blocking calcium from entering muscles in blood vessel walls. This relaxes and widens the vessels. It makes it easier for the heart to pump blood through the body. This is why amlodipine is called a calcium channel blocker.
When calcium flows into muscles in blood vessels, it causes the muscles to tighten and the vessels to narrow. This makes blood pressure go up. Blood vessels are like pipes. The narrower they are, the higher the pressure inside. Wider blood vessels mean more room for blood to flow and lower blood pressure.
Calcium channel blockers like amlodipine can help lower blood pressure.
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