ABOUT THE DRUG:
The active ingredient in the drug is Amlodipine Besilate. It is mainly used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to the group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
USES OF THE DRUG:
The drug is mainly used for lowering high blood pressure thereby treating hypertension. It is also used in the treatment of chest pain or angina. Lowering of hypertension may result in preventing heart attacks, kidney problems and also prevent stroke.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
The medicine works by widening blood vessels and thereby making it easier for heart to pump blood around the body. This results in increase in supply of oxygen and blood to your heart.
The manufacture of Amlopres 10 mg is Cipla. You can purchase Amlopres 10 mg online also.
DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:
This drug is available in the tablet form in the following strength:
Amlopres 10 mg
Amlopres 5 mg
Amlopres 2.5 mg
Amlopres AT 5+50 mg
DO NOT TAKE THE DRUG IF YOU:
Are allergic to the main ingredient of the drug or to any other ingredients.
Have liver problems
Have unstable angina
Have congestive heart failure
Have any other heart problems
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Tell your doctor if you:
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The dosage of the medicine will be fixed by your doctor after examine you thoroughly. And after consideration of several factors such as weight, age, response to treatment, drug interaction, severity of condition and so on. The dose that is usually prescribed is mentioned below:
For adults the initial dose may be 5 mg which may be increased to 10 mg once daily.
Children between the age group 6 to 17 years will be prescribed with the dose of 2.5 mg and it can be increased to 5 mg once daily.
For elderly the usual dose is 2.5 mg once daily.
The above dosages may vary on a case to case basis.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The medicine needs to be swallowed with a glass of water. It can be taken with or without food. Taking the medicine at the same time each day is desirable.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?
It is important to take the medicine for the prescribed period of time and not to discontinue it suddenly. Discontinuance of the medicine may lead to it not working properly.
Over dose of medicine can lead to side effects such as dizziness, confusion, nausea, red skin rash, diarrhoea, vomiting, rapid heart rate, fainting and so on. Hence overdose should be avoided as much as possible. In case of overdose of the medicine you much get in touch with your doctor on an urgent basic.
Missed doe should be taken as soon as you remember provided there is sufficient gap between two doses. In case the gap is not much then you should skip the missed dose and follow the original schedule.
SIDE EFFECTS OF AMLOPRES 10MG:
Swelling of part or whole of body
Swelling of ankle,
Pain in arms or shoulders
Swelling of legs or ankles
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
There are several medicines which may interact with Amlodipine Besilate and increase or decrease the working of the medicine. Drug interaction may result in some serious side effects as well. Hence it is best to tell your doctor about the various prescriptions, non prescription drugs, herbal medicines and any supplements that you are taking currently. The following drugs seriously contraindicated with Amlodipine Besylate:
This is not a complete list of medicines that may interact. There may be other medicines also.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Your blood pressure level needs to be monitored regularly.
The recommended dose should not be exceeded at any cost.
Edema may develop in some patients within few weeks of starting the therapy.
Alcohol consumption should be avoided when taking this medicine
Sometime the patient may feel dizzy and blurred vision may also happen. Hence it is advisable to avoid activity that requires lot of alertness.
The medicine must be stored in cool and dry place away from heat, light and moisture. It should also be kept away from the reach of children and pets.
Amlopres 10 Tablet may be prescribed alone or along with other medicines. The dose depends on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. You can take it at any time of the day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at about the same time each day. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping yourself active with regular exercise, managing your weight, and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure.
The most common side effects include headache, fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, and sleepiness. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away. They may be able to suggest ways to prevent or reduce the side effects.
Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver, heart, or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.
USES OF AMLOPRES TABLET
- Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Prevention of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
BENEFITS OF AMLOPRES TABLET
In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
In Prevention of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
SIDE EFFECTS OF AMLOPRES TABLET
Common side effects of Amlopres
- Abdominal pain
HOW TO USE AMLOPRES TABLET
HOW AMLOPRES TABLET WORKS
Amlopres 10 Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Amlopres 10 Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.