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People may experience unpleasant reactions when taking this drug while drinking alcohol.

Side Effects

Drinking alcohol while taking amlodipine may increase the medication’s side effects, such as headaches, sleepiness, and dizziness, especially while rising from a sitting or lying down position.

Interactions

Alcohol may increase the antihypertensive (blood-pressure lowering) effects of amlodipine. Since alcohol may interact with other medications patients take, doctors advise anyone who drinks alcohol should do so in moderation. 

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