Asomex is used alone or together with other medicines to treat angina (chest pain) and high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage the blood vessels of the brain heart and kidneys resulting in a stroke heart failure or kidney failure. High blood pressure may also increase the risk of heart attacks. These problems may be less likely to occur if blood pressure is controlled. Asomex is a calcium channel blocker. It affects the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels. As a result Asomex relaxes blood vessels and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload. Asomex is indicated for the treatment of hypertension to lower blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events primarily strokes and myocardial infarctions. These benefits have been seen in controlled trials of antihypertensive drugs from a wide variety of pharmacologic classes including Asomex. Control of high blood pressure should be part of comprehensive cardiovascular risk management including as appropriate lipid control diabetes management antithrombotic therapy smoking cessation exercise and limited sodium intake. Many patients will require more than one drug to achieve blood pressure goals.