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Stamlo 5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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Medical Description

Stamlo 5 tablet is used for certain heart-related disorders and high blood pressure. It contains amlodipine which belongs to the class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It works by relax...
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ContainsAmlodipine(5.0 Mg)
UsesHigh blood pressure and chest pain
Side effectsOedema, headache, dizziness, sleepiness, irregular heartbeats
ClassificationANTI-HYPERTENSIVE
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Uses of Stamlo 5 MG

Stamlo 5 tablet is used to treat high blood pressure and a type of chest pain (Angina).

Contraindications of Stamlo 5 MG

  • If you are allergic to this amlodipine or any other ingredients of Stamlo 5.
  • If you have low blood pressure
  • If you have abnormal narrowing of the aorta heart valve (Aortic stenosis)
  • If you are suffering from a condition where your heart is unable to supply blood to your body (Cardiogenic Shock)
  • If you are suffering from heart failure after a heart attack

Side effects of Stamlo 5 MG

  • Swelling of feet, ankles, legs (Oedema or fluid retention)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Stomach ache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Precautions and Warnings of Stamlo 5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Stamlo 5 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
The safety of Stamlo 5 tablet during pregnancy is not known. Use in pregnancy is only recommended if there is no safe alternative. Your doctor will advise you on the use of this medicine after assessing the benefits over risks

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Stamlo 5 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Amlodipine passes into breastmilk. However, the effect of Stamlo 5 tablet on infants is not known. Your doctor will advise you on the use of this medicine after assessing the benefits over risks

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Stamlo 5 tablet?
A:
Stamlo 5 tablet may affect your ability to drive. If you feel sick, dizzy, tired or have a headache, you should be cautious while driving, especially at the start of the treatment

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Stamlo 5 tablet?
A:
Excessive alcohol consumption can raise blood pressure. Hence, caution is advised. You should avoid drinking alcohol during the treatment, as it may make you feel dizzier and increase side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have liver disease
  • You recently had a heart attack or heart failure
  • You are elderly
  • You are suffering from a severe increase in blood pressure

Mode of Action of Stamlo 5 MG

How Does It Work?

  • Stamlo 5 tablet works by relaxing and widening the blood vessels, thus making it easier for the blood to pass through the blood vessels and lowers the blood pressure
  • It also improves the blood and oxygen supply to heart muscle and prevents chest pain

Directions for Use of Stamlo 5 MG

  • Stamlo 5 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Stamlo 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

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  • Concomitant administration of Stamlo 5 and clarithromycin may lead to a drastic drop in blood pressure levels.
  • Medicines used to treat HIV infection like Ritonavir when used along with amlodipine, lead to faster elimination of amlodipine from the body lowering its concentration in the blood.
  • When Stamlo 5 is coadministered with medicines used to decrease cholesterol levels like Simvastatin, it leads to the increased blood concentration of cholesterol-lowering medicines.
  • Medicines used to increase your immune system like Tacrolimus when administered along with amlodipine possess a risk of accumulation in the body.
  • Concomitant use of medicine like Ciclosporin suppress your immune system and amlodipine should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems.
  • Discuss it with your doctor about any other medicines, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.

Interactions with food items

  • Grapefruit juice and grapefruit should not be consumed along with Stamlo 5 tablet, as these can cause a drastic drop in your blood pressure
  • If your doctor has advised you a low-salt or low-sodium diet, follow these directions carefully

Storage and disposal of Stamlo 5 MG

  • Store Stamlo 5 tablets in a cool and dry place
  • Keep away from children
  • Check the expiry date before taking the medicine and do not use the medicine after the expiry date

Dosage of Stamlo 5 MG

Overdose

Symptoms of an overdose of Stamlo 5mg include weakness, respiratory issues like wheezing sound, slow heartbeat, low blood pressure, constriction of airways and low blood sugar level. In case of an ove...
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Missed a Dose

Do not miss a dose of Stamlo 5 tablet is it may lead to a rise in blood pressure. If you missed any dose of medicine take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the mis...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I stop taking Stamlo 5 tablet if I start feeling better, and my symptoms are gone?

A: No, do not stop taking this medicine suddenly, as it could worsen your condition of hypertension. Instead, you should consult your doctor and he/she may adjust your dose as per your needs.

Q: Is there any special diet that I need to follow while taking Stamlo 5 tablet?

A: Yes, your doctor may advise you a low-salt or low-sodium diet along with Stamlo 5. Follow these directions carefully.

Q: What are the complications if my high blood pressure is not under control?

A: Uncontrolled high blood pressure is known to cause serious complications in several body parts. It can cause heart failure, kidney damage, bleeding in the brain, and eyes.

Q: Is Amlodipine same as Stamlo 5?

A: Yes, Stamlo contains amlodipine as its active ingredient.

Q: Can I take Stamlo on an empty stomach?

A: Yes, you can take Stamlo 5 with or without food or as advised by the doctor.

Q: What is the composition of the Stamlo 5?

A: Stamlo 5 composition consists of amlodipine, as its active component.

Q: How long does Stamlo take to work?

A: Stamlo usually starts working within an hour after its oral intake, but it may take a few days to weeks to show its maximum effect. However, it can vary among individuals depending on their physiology and other biological parameters.

Q: What are the side effects of Stamlo 5?

A: Oedema, headache, dizziness, sleepiness, irregular heartbeats are a few side effects that can be seen during the treatment with Stamlo 5. Although not everyone gets them. Side effects often improve as your body gets used to the medicine.
Product Details
Brand
STAMLO
Expires on or After
21/08/2022
Last Updated on: 18 Apr 2022 | 05:22 PM (IST)
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