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28 Feb 2026

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1 Mar 2023

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Amlodipine is an oral dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker. Amlodipine works by blocking the voltage-dependent L-type calcium channels, thereby inhibiting the initial influx of calcium. Compared to nifedipine and other medications in the dihydropyridine class, amlodipine has the longest half-life at 30 to 50 hours. The benefit of such a long half-life is the ability to have once-daily dosing. Amlodipine is available as amlodipine besylate, which was initially approved in 1987 by the FDA. This activity reviews the indications, contraindications, activity, adverse events, and other key elements of amlodipine in the clinical setting as relates to the essential points needed by members of an interprofessional team managing the care of patients who can benefit from amlodipine therapy.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the uses and indications of amlodipine; both approved and off-label.
  • Describe the mechanism of action of amlodipine.
  • Summarize the adverse drug reactions of amlodipine.
  • Outline inter-professional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to advance the knowledge on amlodipine and improve outcomes.


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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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  • Ambulatory/Outpatient
  • Cardiac Anesthesia
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
American Board of Pathology
  • Cardiovascular
  • Endocrine
  • Renal/Medical Renal
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Nephrology

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  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment.
  6. Obtain a certificate.

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