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A patient with hypertension is prescribed amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker. Which adverse reaction should the nurse emphasize when educating the patient?

Explanation

•Adverse reactions to calcium channel blockers include gingival hyperplasia, constipation, dizziness, edema, fatigue, and headache.

•Calcium channel blockers are not commonly associated with anxiety, blurred vision, and diarrhea.

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