Amlong 7.5mg Tablet
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It is an antihypertensive drug belonging to the group called dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers.
Uses of Amlong 7.5mg Tab
Amlong 7.5mg Tab uses include: high blood pressure and coronary artery disease
Contraindications of Amlong 7.5mg Tab
Allergic, low blood pressure (hypotension), aortic stenosis or cardiogenic shock, if you suffer from heart failure after a heart attack.
Side effects of Amlong 7.5mg Tab
Amlong 7.5mg Tab side effects include: swelling of feet, fatigue, nausea, headache, dizziness or sleepiness, stomach pain, abnormal heartbeat, flushing, excessive fall in blood pressure (serious) and allergic reactions
Precautions and Warnings of Amlong 7.5mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
It is not advisable to have the course of medicine during pregnancy, as that may cause foetal harm. Hence avoid it during pregnancy.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
It is not advisable to have the course of medicine while breastfeeding, as that may pass through breast milk. Consult your doctor to find out the risks and benefits of the medicine.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
It has a drowsy, sleepy side effect and makes you feel less alert than usual, hence avoid consumption of the medicine before driving.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
It is advisable to avoid consumption of alcohol during the course of the medicine as that may lead to an increase in blood pressure.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
The doctor should know the below-mentioned conditions before you start with the treatment: heart problem (aortic stenosis), very low blood pressure, liver disease, recent heart attack.
Mode of Action of Amlong 7.5mg Tab
How Does It Work?
It is an angioselective calcium channel blocker, which inhibits the movement of calcium ions into cardiac muscle cells and vascular smooth muscle cells and thereby inhibits the contraction of cardiac muscle and vascular smooth muscle cells. Amlong 7.5mg Tab prevents calcium ion influx across cell membranes with more effect on vascular smooth muscle cells. Hence this causes vasodilation and a reduction in peripheral vascular resistance, thus lowering blood pressure. It also has effects on the cardiac muscle which also prevents excessive constriction in the coronary arteries.
Directions for Use of Amlong 7.5mg Tab
It is always better to take this medicine as per your physician's advice. Take plenty of water to rehydrate. Take this Amlong 7.5mg Tab dosage as per the course prescribed to you. Do confirm its usage with your pharmacist. Do not alter the dose or stop it before the prescribed duration even if you feel better.
Interactions of Amlong 7.5mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Drugs which may show interaction with Amlong 7.5mg Tab are as follows: dantrolene, diltiazem, nefazodone, simvastatin, pirfenidone, ivacaftor, amphetamine, rifampicin, tacrolimus.
Interactions with food items
The patient should not consume grapefruit juice and those who are taking grapefruit with Amlong 7.5mg Tab can cause a drastic drop in blood pressure.
Other general Interactions
There is no relevant information for this product.
Storage and disposal of Amlong 7.5mg Tab
It should be stored in a dry and cool place. Keep it away from children's reach. Check the expiry date before use and avoid usage of the formulation after expiry.
Dosage of Amlong 7.5mg Tab
Excessive lowering of blood pressure, fainting, slow, fast or irregular heartbeat, dizziness.
Missed a Dose
Complete the scheduled course of medicine as prescribed by a medical practitioner. If the prescribed dose is missed, take the drug as soon as you remember, but if it is time to administer the next treatment dose, then skip the missed dose. Avoid taking an extra dose other than the prescription.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are all the things I should discuss with the healthcare provider before taking the drug?
A: It is advisable to inform your doctor if you have any past history of heart or liver disease or if you are a known case of heart failure. It is important to mention it to your doctor if you are pregnant, are planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Tell your doctor the drugs you are already taking before starting the medicine.
Q: If I consume coffee, will that interact with the medicine?
A: It is observed that people who do not regularly consume coffee may feel blood pressure change effects, but people who regularly consume coffee may not have a significant effect on blood pressure.
Q: I have to drive back to my hometown. Can I use the medicine?
A: Do not drive after consumption of the medicine as It has a drowsy, sleepy side effect and makes you feel less alert than usual, hence avoid the consumption of the medicine before driving.
Q: I am 8 months pregnant and also have a running nose, Should I consume the medicine?
A: Do not consume the medicine as it can cause foetal harm. It is not advisable to have the course of medicine during pregnancy.
Q: Does the medicine lower testosterone?
A: The reduction in testosterone levels corresponds with an increase in the concentration of the medicine.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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