ATC Group: C08CA01 Amlodipine

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of C08CA01 in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 C Cardiovascular system
2 C08 Calcium channel blockers
3 C08C Selective calcium channel blockers with mainly vascular effects
4 C08CA Dihydropyridine derivatives
5 C08CA01 Amlodipine

Defined daily dose

The DDD is the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used for its main indication in adults. The DDD is a unit of measurement and does not necessarily reflect the recommended or Prescribed Daily Dose. Therapeutic doses for individual patients and patient groups will often differ from the DDD as they will be based on individual characteristics (such as age, weight, ethnic differences, type and severity of disease) and pharmacokinetic considerations.

Route Amount
ORAL - Oral 5 mg

Active ingredients in C08CA01

Active Ingredient Description

Amlodipine is a calcium ion influx inhibitor of the dihydropyridine group (slow channel blocker or calcium ion antagonist) and inhibits the transmembrane influx of calcium ions into cardiac and vascular smooth muscle.

Related product monographs

Title Information Source Document Type  
AMLOBE Tablet Υπουργείο Υγείας (CY) MPI, EU: SmPC
AMLORINE Tablet Υπουργείο Υγείας (CY) MPI, EU: SmPC
ISTIN Tablet Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
NORVASC Tablet FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/PLR

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