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Azelnidipine is a calcium channel blocker used in the management of hypertension (high blood pressure). It works by relaxing blood vessels, allowing for smoother blood flow and reduced blood pressure.


Treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure).


he typical starting dose is 8 mg once daily, which may be adjusted by a healthcare professional based on individual response and tolerability.


Azelnidipine is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to the drug or any of its components, as well as in patients with severe hypotension or shock.

Special Precautions

Caution should be exercised in patients with liver impairment, as dosage adjustments may be necessary. Azelnidipine should be used with caution in patients with heart failure or aortic stenosis.

Side Effects

Common side effects may include headache, edema (swelling), dizziness, flushing, and palpitations. Less common side effects may include gastrointestinal disturbances and skin rash. Severe adverse effects are rare but may include hypotension, angioedema, and allergic reactions.

Drug Interactions

Azelnidipine may interact with other medications such as beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, and certain antibiotics. It is important to inform healthcare providers of all medications being taken to avoid potential interactions.

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