Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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The medicine should be taken orally for decreasing high blood pressure levels. It is a calcium channel blocking anti-hypertensive medicine, and its is the generic name is amlodipine besylate.
Uses of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets uses mainly are treating high blood pressure in children aged between 6 and 17 years and older adults. Other uses of the medicine are treating coronary artery diseases, which results in chest pain or weak action of the heart (ejection fraction <40%).
Contraindications of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
- Extremely low blood pressure
- Allergy to the medicine
- Insufficient blood circulation because of a weak heart
- Aortic stenosis or narrowing of the heart valve
- Weak heart function after heart attack
Side effects of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
- Swelling over the feet or on whole body
- Flushed face
- Rapid heart beat
- Abdominal pain
Precautions and Warnings of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Can I take Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets during pregnancy?
In various research studies, pregnant rats and rabbits were administered with Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets to observe the effects on the developing young ones. The results show that there was an increase in the number of the deaths of the young ones before birth. Therefore, doctors usually avoid prescribing Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets in pregnant women unless there is no alternate and safe option left for treating blood pressure during pregnancy. Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets is prescribed in cases when there is a major concern regarding the mother's health as against the harmful effects caused by it.
Can I take Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets while breastfeeding?
According to scientific studies, Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets is secreted in extremely small amount or is completely absent in the breast milk. Studies have reported that there are no abnormal effects in the development and growth of the breastfed babies of mothers taking Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets. However, because there are few studies that show the safety in the infant whose mother's take Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets and in breastfeeding mothers, doctors generally prescribe Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets with caution.
Can I drive if I have consumed Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets?
It may be risky to drive after consuming Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets because of side effects such as headache, dizziness, weakness and drowsiness in the initial days of the treatment.
Can I consume alcohol with Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets?
It is better to avoid alcohol while driving as it increases the blood pressure; however, there are no effects of alcohol seen in the action of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
There may be an increase in the existing symptoms or appearance of symptoms of low blood pressure, chest pain, high blood pressure, increased heart beat after starting or increasing the dose of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets.
Mode of Action of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
How Does It Work?
Calcium is obstructed from entering the heart cells and blood vessels, which leads to the dilation of the heart and blood vessels and decreases the pressure caused by the blood flow on the walls of blood vessels and the heart, thus reducing high blood pressure.
Directions for Use of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Generally, Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets dosage of 2.5 mg is commonly prescribed for children and elderly individuals, and the maximum dose for children between 6 and 12 years is 5 mg/day. It should be taken with or without food at the same time everyday. It is also prescribed in combination with other blood pressure-lowering medicines to lower the blood pressure.
Interactions of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Erythromycin, clarithromycin, nefazodone, ketoconazole, Itraconazole and ritonavir increase the level of the medicine in the blood. Similarly, other drugs such as simvastatin, dantrolene, pirfenidone, diltiazem, ivacaftor, amphetamine, rifampicin and tacrolimus, can increase the level of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets. Therefore, it is essential to check the blood pressure at frequent intervals when using Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets with these medicines. Moreover, you should check for swelling over the feet and body.
Interactions with food items
Food does not affect action of the medicine .
Other general Interactions
No specific information is available.
Storage and disposal of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
The medicine should be stored between 15 and 30°C. It should be kept in a cool and dry place and away from direct sunlight. It can be used for up to three years after manufacturing.
Dosage of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Overdose of the medicine is rare but can cause extremely low blood pressure and increased heart beat.
Missed a Dose
You should take the missed dose if more than 12 h have passed after you missed taking your scheduled dose. You should not take a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is it safe to use Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets for the treatment of blood pressure in children?
A: There have been no controlled studies carried out to observe the effects of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets in children who are <6 years old. Studies have shown that Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets successfully reduces blood pressure when it is used to treat high blood pressure in children aged between 6 and 17 years.
Q: What are the side-effects of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets in children?
A: The side effects after using Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets in children between 6 and 17 years are similar to those seen in adults, including dizziness, headache, drowsiness and swelling in the feet or on the whole body.
Q: Can Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets be used in elderly individuals?
A: The risk of hypotension or low blood pressure is high in older people. Moreover, there are increased chances of disorders related to kidneys, heart, lungs and liver with old age. Hence, Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets is used in low doses to prevent an excessive reduction of blood pressure after using Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets.
Q: Is it necessary to continue taking Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets after the blood pressure becomes normal?
A: A sudden stop in the use of Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets causes chest pain and sudden increase in blood pressure. Therefore, it is better to continue taking Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets until advised by the doctor.
Q: What should I do before using Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets?
A: You should clearly inform your doctor if you are suffering from low blood pressure, heart problems or liver disorders before using Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets. Moreover, it is essential to inform the doctor whether you are allergic to Amlovas 2.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets.
Last Updated on: 15 Dec 2020 | 08:05 PM (IST)
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