Amlodipine is used with or without other medications to control high blood pressure. Reducing high blood pressure helps lower the chance of strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. It acts by relaxing blood vessels facilitating blood can flow more easily.
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How to take Amlodipine:
For adults (18-65 years and over). Always take Amlodipine exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- One 500mg tablet taken three times per day for five days.
Who should take Amlodipine?
You should not take Amlodipine Tablets if you have ever had a reaction or been told that you are allergic to Amlodipine or any of the other ingredients in the tablets. Check by reading the list of ingredients above. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product. Before taking this medicine, you should let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant or start breastfeeding.
Taking another medicine while you are taking Amlodipine Tablets can affect how it or the other medicine works. Make sure that your doctor knows what other medicines you are taking. Do not take any other medicines while you are taking Amlodipine tablets unless you have told your doctor or pharmacist and ask for their advice. This includes medicines you may have bought yourself. Examples of medicines that can affect Amlodipine Tablets are:
- Probenecid, a drug used to prevent gout.
- Zidovudine, another antiviral drug.
- Theophylline, used in asthma.
If you have any doubts about whether you should take this medicine then talk to your doctor.
When taking Amlodipine:
- It is important to drink plenty of water while you are taking Amlodipine.
- Care is required if you have kidney problems, any nervous disorder, liver disease, abnormal levels of electrolytes (salts) in the blood or severe breathing dificulties. Your dosage may be reduced.
- You should not drive or operate machinery until you are sure that the tablets are not affecting your ability to do so.
Possible side effects of Amlodipine:
Like all medicines Amlodipine may produce side effects in some individuals. Reported side effects include.
- Kidney problems
- Blood problems (which could cause sore throats, mouth ulcers, or generally feeling tired or unwell)
- Sore muscles
- Swelling of the feet or hands
- Visual disturbances
- Stomach pain
- Neeling sick
If you suffer any of the serious side effects listed you should contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Active Ingredients: Amlodipine
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, lactose, maize starch, microcrystalline, cellulose, sodium starch glycollate and magnesium stearate.
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What is Amlodipine?
Amlodipine is a high blood pressure treatment that belongs to a group called calcium antagonists. These are used to help control high blood pressure and chest pain known as angina.
How does Amlodipine work?
When addressing high blood pressure, Amlodipine operates by relaxing the blood vessels and facilitating blood to travel through them more freely. In the treatment of angina, this medication functions by enhancing blood supply to the heart so it can obtain a greater amount of oxygen and relieve pain.
What are the benefits of taking Amlodipine?
High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) or angina can be associated with other of factors, such as family history, a diet high in salt or being overweight or inactive. In addition to some lifestyle changes (cutting out smoking and/or drinking less alcohol and engaging in more physical activity), it’s commonly recommended to take medication, such as Amlodipine, to control the conditions of the symptoms present in order to overt more severe ailments such as stroke, heart attack or blood clots.
How do I use Amlodipine?
Amlodipine is a prescription-only medication. Always follow the advice of your doctor and read the patient information leaflet provided in the medication packet. Take the tablets by swallowing whole with a drink of water, before or after food. You should take it at the same time of day, and you should not take Amlodipine with grapefruit juice.
Side effects & precautions
Before taking Amlodipine, you should always first consult your doctor. Your prescription of Amlodipine may also be affected by a number of other factors, so you should make your doctor aware of any of the following apply: have heart failure or have suffered a heart attack during the past month Heart failure Severe increase in blood pressure have liver problems are giving this medicine to a child under 18 years of age are elderly Like many medications with active ingredients, Amlodipine can affect or be affected by other medicines.
Particular medications that you may experience this with include the following: Medicines that can lower blood pressure Ketoconazole and itraconazole (used to treat skin and fungal infections) antiviral medicines used to treat HIV infections Antibiotics Nefazodone (medicine to treat depression) St. John’s wort (herbal medicine) Dexamethasone (corticosteroid used to treat inflammation) verapamil, diltiazem (heart medicines) dantrolene (for severe body temperature abnormalities) tacrolimus (medicine used to alter your immune system) simvastatin (cholesterol lowering medicine) cyclosporine (an immunosuppressant) medicines for epilepsy Sildenafil (medicine for impotence)
If you are taking any of the above medications, then you should make your doctor aware so that they can advise whether or not Amlodipine will be the best course of action for you.
The most common side effects of using Amlodipine include:
Fluid retention Headache, dizziness, sleepiness Palpitations (awareness of your heartbeat) flushing, abdominal pain, feeling sick, altered bowel habits, diarrhoea, constipation, indigestion Tiredness, weakness Visual disturbances, double vision Muscle cramps Swollen ankles If you do experience one or more of these side effects and they persist or worsen, then inform your doctor right away. You should also contact your doctor if you notice any serious side effects, such as wheeziness, swelling of the tongue or throat, or severe skin reactions.
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