Amlopres 5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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Amlopres 5mg Tab, has amlodipine, is a medicine used to control high blood pressure.
Uses of Amlopres 5mg Tab
Amlopres 5mg Tab uses are high blood pressure and coronary artery disease.
Contraindications of Amlopres 5mg Tab
Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to amlodipine, have very low blood pressure or conditions like heart failure or narrowing of aorta, which reduces cardiac output.
Side effects of Amlopres 5mg Tab
Amlopres 5mg Tab side effects include swelling of feet, fatigue, nausea, headache, dizziness, sleepiness, stomach pain, abnormal heartbeat, flushing, excessive fall in blood pressure, and serious allergic reactions.
Precautions and Warnings of Amlopres 5mg Tab
Can I take Amlopres 5mg Tab during pregnancy?
No, do not take this medicine during pregnancy unless explicitly told by your doctor, as it not safe for pregnant women.
Can I take Amlopres 5mg Tab while breastfeeding?
It is not clear if it is safe to take this during breastfeeding, hence, this medicine must be avoided.
Can I drive if I have consumed Amlopres 5mg Tab?
Drive with caution as this medicine can make you feel dizzy or sleepy.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Alcohol can increase the blood pressure. Hence, precaution should be taken if consuming amlodipine with alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Patients should regularly measure their blood pressure to achieve target blood pressure levels, and also monitor the side effects and if any occur, report it to your doctor immediately.
Mode of Action of Amlopres 5mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Amlodipine inhibits the transport of calcium ions, which are required for effective contraction of smooth muscles in the heart and blood vessels by dilating the heart and arteries. This medicine reduces the load on the heart and decreases the pressure on blood vessels, thus reducing the blood pressure.
Directions for Use of Amlopres 5mg Tab
Amlodipine is used orally and should not be stopped immediately.
Interactions of Amlopres 5mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
This medicine can interact with other blood pressure lowering medications and leads to some serious complications like excessive low blood pressure, which can be fatal.
Interactions with food items
This medicine can cause a serious drop in blood pressure, which can be life threatening, if consumed with grapefruit juice or grapefruit.
Other general Interactions
The dose of amlodipine needs to be adjusted based on clinical response in patients with liver failure.
Storage and disposal of Amlopres 5mg Tab
Avoid using this medicine after the date of expiry. Keep amlodipine out of the sight and reach of children in a cool, dry place and away from excess heat and moisture.
Dosage of Amlopres 5mg Tab
In case of an overdose, patient should immediately report to an emergency medical care unit, as there are high chances of severe lowering of blood pressure, fainting, and irregular heartbeat.
Missed a Dose
A missed dose can be taken when you remember it, when there is enough time left for the next recommended dose. Do not make up for a missed dose by taking an extra dose which can lead to serious life-threatening complications.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can patient take Amlopres 5mg Tab on an empty stomach?
A: Yes, patient can take this medicine on an empty stomach.
Q: Can patient take amlodipine during breastfeeding?
A: Whether this medicine passes into mother’s milk is not exactly known. Hence, it is better to avoid amlodipine during breastfeeding.
- Package leaflet: Information for the user. Amlodipine.
- Bulsara KG, et al. StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019. Amlodipine. Updated May 15, 2019.
- Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2006. Amlodipine. Updated December 3, 2018.
Last Updated on: 05 Sep 2020 | 05:30 AM (IST)
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