Amlokind 10mg Tablet
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Amlokind 10mg Tab is a medicine that is used to treat high blood pressure and heart-related chest pain.
Uses of Amlokind 10mg Tab
Amlokind 10mg Tab uses include treatment of angina and hypertension.
Contraindications of Amlokind 10mg Tab
This medicine should be used with caution by patients who suffer from any heart-related disease or low blood pressure. Patients who have any liver or kidney disorder should also consult a doctor before taking this medicine.
Side effects of Amlokind 10mg Tab
Amlokind 10mg Tab side effects include swelling in the ankle area, slight dizziness and difficulty in breathing
Precautions and Warnings of Amlokind 10mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
Unless prescribed by a doctor, this medicine is considered unsafe for pregnant women.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
There is limited data available on the effect of this medicine on breastfeeding mothers. However, based on available data, it is considered safe. Please consult a doctor.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
Some of the known side effects of the medicine include headache, dizziness and light-headedness. So, avoid driving unless these symptoms subside.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
No, alcohol should be avoided if you are taking this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- If you have been taking Amlokind 10mg Tab for some weeks, do not stop it without consulting your doctor. Additionally, as this medicine leads to loss of body water through sweating, make sure you have ample water intake, especially in hot weather.read less
Mode of Action of Amlokind 10mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The medicine works as a calcium channel blocker, i.e., it reduces the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels. This reduction widens the arteries and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood, thus reducing high blood pressure and providing relief from angina.
Directions for Use of Amlokind 10mg Tab
This medicine is available in tablet form that can be taken orally with water. The only point to keep in mind is that it should be taken at the same time everyday
Interactions of Amlokind 10mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Interactions with food items
Avoid grapefruit juice when taking this medicine as it impacts the effectiveness of this medicine. For best results, this medicine should be combined with a change in diet plan as well that includes reduced salt intake and exercise. Please speak to your doctor for complete details.
Other general Interactions
Unless prescribed by a doctor, this medicine should be avoided by patients who suffer from hypotension, i.e., low blood pressure, and by those who suffer from any heart-related disease, liver disease or kidney disease.
Storage and disposal of Amlokind 10mg Tab
Store this medicine in a cool and dry place that is away from direct sunlight. Make sure it is out of reach of children.
Dosage of Amlokind 10mg Tab
Overdose of Amlokind 10mg Tab could lead to low blood pressure, also known as hypotension. If suspected, please consult a doctor.
Missed a Dose
Unless it is time for your next dose, you can take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, please do not double the dosage to cover for a missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Do I need to check my physical activity, like exercising, when I am on this medicine?
A: Yes, chest pain that you might usually experience during physical activities might get reduced due to this medicine. Thus, your body might not be able recognise its limits and you might over exert yourself. Please speak to your doctor about your exercise regimen if you are taking this medicine.
Q: Can I stop taking this medicine if I start feeling better and my symptoms are gone?
A: No, please do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as it could have an adverse effect. Instead, you should consult your doctor and he could put you on a lower dose and gradually get you to stop taking it.
Q: What is the underlying drug in this medicine?
A: Amlokind 10mg Tab composition includes a calcium channel blocker called amlodipine.
Q: What are main reasons for prescribing this medicine?
A: This medicine is mainly used to treat two major issues. Amlokind 10mg Tab for angina, i.e., chest pain and Amlokind 10mg Tab for high blood pressure.
Q: What is the right dosage for this medicine?
A: The Amlokind 10mg Tab dosage will vary from patient to patient. So, please do not self-medicate and consult a doctor to find out a dosage that is suitable for you.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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