Amlopres 5 Mg

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Generic Brand Amlodipine Besylate
Strength 5 mg
Pharma Form Tablet/s
Manufacturer Cipla Inc
Treatment High blood pressure, Chest pain (Angina)
Pack Size 30 Tablet/s, 60 Tablet/s, 90 Tablet/s

 

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Amlopres 5 Mg

Amlopres 5 MG Tablet is a medicine used for the treatment of high blood pressure. This medicine works by relaxing the blood vessels which make the blood flow easily, thus lowering the blood pressure. This will reduce your risk of heart attack or a stroke by making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.

Amlopres 5 MG Tablet shows side effects like swelling in your ankles or feet, headache, sleepiness, dizziness, tiredness, nausea, and upset stomach. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Avoid consuming grapefruit juice with this medicine as it can cause side effects.

Amlopres 5 MG Tablet can be take with or without food. The dose will be decided by your doctor depending on your blood pressure level. Take this medicine at the same time every day to maintain a constant level in the blood. It is a long-term treatment hence, do not stop the medicine without your doctor’s consultation. Stopping this medicine abruptly can cause unwanted side effects or a sudden increase in your blood pressure.

Tablet is not recommended to be use in children under 6 years unless prescribed by your doctor. Inform your doctor about all the medicines and supplements you are taking as this medicine can interact with them and result in side effects. If you have any pre-existing liver problems, then inform your doctor about them. If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding, then consult your doctor before taking Amlopres 5 MG Tablet.

How it works?

Amlodipine Besylate is a calcium channel blocker. It works by inhibiting the movement of calcium ions through L type calcium channels into the vascular tissues and cardiac muscle cells. By inhibiting the entry of calcium channels one can decrease the contractility of arterial smooth muscles and causes vasodilation. This leads to relaxation of blood vessels and helps in smooth blood flow hence lowering the overall BP.

When should you avoid it?

You should not take Amlodipine Besylate if you:

  • Are allergic to Amlodipine Besylate or any other ingredients
  • Have liver problems
  • unstable angina
  • any other heart problems
  • congestive heart failure
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Have  porphyria
  • Are breastfeeding

What if you miss the dose?

In case you miss the dose take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose then skip the dose and take your next dose on the correct time. Do not double up the dose in order to compensate the missed one. 

Side Effects Amlopres 5Mg

All medicines have their side effects, sometimes they are serious but most of the times they are not. Common side effects are mentioned below:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tired feeling
  • Stomach pain
  • Flushing
  • Swelling of legs or ankles

How much to take?

The drug should always be taken according to the prescribed by the physician. It should be maintained that you should take the drug regularly and timely. The general recommended dose starts from 5 mg and it can be increased up to 10 mg depending upon the patient’s condition and demand.

According to the progression of time and response of the patient, dose adjustments are generally done. Always take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor. 

Serious side effects which need medical attention are as follows:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Pain in arms or shoulders
  • General illness
  • Fatigue

 

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Pack Size

30 Tablet/s, 60 Tablet/s, 90 Tablet/s