AMLODIGAMMA. 5 mg. 30 tablets
AMLODIGAMMA. 5 mg. 30 tablets
WHAT AMLODIPINE TABLETS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR?
Amlodipine belongs to a group of medicines known as calcium channel blockers / calcium channel blockers /. They lower blood pressure by causing relaxation of blood vessel walls. Calcium channel blockers have such an effect on the heart, that can be used for the treatment of angina.
Amlodipine is used for:
- High blood pressure
- Different types of angina, except UA
Amlodipine may be used for the treatment of angina, alone or in combination with other medicines.
BEFORE YOU take amlodipine
Do not take Amlodipine Tablets
- If you are allergic to amlodipine or calcium channel blockers, which are similar to amlodipine or to any of the excipients;
- If you have very low blood pressure;
- In the event of a shock;
- If the first 28 days after an acute myocardial infarction have heart failure;
- If the blood flow from the left side of the heart is obstructed;
- If you have unstable angina.
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Take special care with Amlodipine Tablets
- If you suffer from heart failure;
- If you have kidney problems;
- If you have liver problems - amlodipine should be used very carefully because the dose required in such cases is not specified.
Pregnancy and lactation
There is very little information on whether taking amlodipine during pregnancy carries risks. Amlodipine should be used during pregnancy only if your doctor decides that it is absolutely necessary.
No information on the use of amlodipine during breast-feeding. You are advised not to breastfeed while taking amlodipine.
Children and adolescents:
If you are under 18 years: Amlodipine should not be used in children and adolescents because there is not enough experience with its use in this age group.
HOW TO take amlodipine
Swallow the tablets with sufficient fluid, such as a glass of water. The tablets can be taken before, during or after a meal.
Starting dose for high blood pressure and angina pectoris: 5 mg once daily.
Maximum dose of high blood pressure and angina pectoris: if the effect after 2-4 weeks was unsatisfactory, the dose may be increased to a maximum of 10 mg once daily.
No specific dosage for the elderly, but the increase in dose should be done carefully.
If you have kidney problems:
No alteration of dosage.
If you have liver problems:
The exact dose needed for patients with liver problems has not been determined. If you have liver problems, amlodipine should be used very carefully.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Very common - swelling of the ankles
Common - headache, fatigue, dizziness, feeling of weakness; awareness of the heartbeat; discomfort, indigestion, abdominal pain, flushing
Uncommon - sleep problems, irritability, depression; feeling sick, dry mouth, uncontrolled shivering, increased sweating; visual disturbances; ringing in the ears; increased heart rate, chest pain, low blood pressure; shortness of breath, inflammation of nasal secretions with a runny nose; emesis, diarrhea, constipation, swelling of the gums; rash, pruritus, alopecia, skin discoloration; back pain; muscle pain; increased need to urinate; impotence; increase or decrease in weight
Rare - confusion, mood changes, changes in sense of taste; increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood; inflammation of the liver
Very rare - decreased number of white blood cells povshen risk of infection, decreased platelet count with increased risk of bruising; numbness, tingling, burning sensation, inflamed blood vessels, gastritis, cough, swelling of skin or mucous membranes with difficulty breathing and / or itching and abriv allergic reactions.
What does amlodipine:
The active ingredient is amlodipine
Each tablet contains 5 mg / 10 mg / amlodipine besylate in the form of /.
Excipients: povidone K30, microcrystalline cellulose / E460 / anhydrous dibasic calcium / E 341 / crospovidone, magnesium stearate / E 470 b /