Tenox. 5 mg. 90 tablets
Tenox. 5 mg. 90 tablets
Tenox WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR?
Tenox contains the active ingredient amlodipine belongs to the group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Tenox is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or a certain type of chest pain called angina pectoris, a rare form which Prinzmetal's angina or variant angina.
For patients with high blood pressure check drug acts by relaxing the blood vessels so that the blood to flow through them more easily. In patients with angina tenox act by improving blood flow to the heart muscle, which receives more oxygen resulting in preventing chest pain. Your medicine can not provide you with immediate assistance in chest pain in angina!
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE tenox
Tenox not take if you:
- Are allergic (hypersensitive) to amlodipine or any of the other ingredients of your medicine listed in Section 6, or any other calcium antagonists This can be itching, redness of the skin or difficulty breathing
have severely reduced blood pressure (hypotension)
- Suffer from heart failure after an acute myocardial infarction have narrowing of the aortic heart valve (aortic stenosis) or cardiogenic shock (a condition in which your heart is unable to supply enough blood to the body)
Take special care with tenox
You should tell your doctor if you have or have had any of the following:
- A recent heart attack Heart failure
- Severe high blood pressure (hypertensive crisis)
- Liver disease
- You are elderly and your dose needs to be increased
Use in children
Tenox not been studied in children under 6 years of age. Tenox should be used only for the treatment of hypertension in children and adolescents from 6 years to 17 years of age (see section 3). For more information, talk to your doctor
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Tenox may affect or be affected by other drugs such as ketoconazole, itraconazole (antifungal drugs)
Ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir (so-called protease inhibitors used to treat HIV)
Rifampicin, erigromitsin, clarithromycin (antibiotics) perforagum Hypericum (St. John's wort) Verapamil, diltiazem (heart medicines)
Dantrolene (infusion in severe body temperature)
Tenox can lower your blood pressure, especially if you are already taking other medicines to treat your high blood pressure.
Taking tenox with food and drink
Grapefruit juice and grapefruit should not be consumed by people taking tenox. This is due to the fact that the grapefruit juice, grapefruit, and may lead to increased blood levels of the active ingredient, amlodipine, which can lead to unpredictable reinforcing effect of lowering blood pressure tenox.
The safety of amlodipine in pregnant women has not been established. If you think you may be pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you should tell your doctor before taking tenox.
It is not known whether amlodipine passes into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding, you should tell your doctor before you start taking tenox.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Tenox can affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. If the tablets make you feel bad, you feel tired or dizzy or cause you headaches, you should not drive or use machines and immediately contact your doctor.
3. HOW TO TAKE tenox?
Always take tenox exactly as your doctor tells you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The usual starting dose is tenox 5 mg once daily. The dose may be increased to tenox 10 mg once daily.
Your medicine may be used before or after food and drink. You should take your medicine at the same time each day with a glass of water. Tenox not take with grapefruit juice!
Use in children and adolescents
In children and adolescents (6 17 years), the recommended usual starting dose is 2,5 mg per day. The maximum recommended dose is 5 mg per day. 2,5 mg Amlodipine is currently not available, and the dose 2,5 mg can be obtained from tenox 5 mg tablets, since these tablets are not intended to be dispensed by splitting into two equal halves.
It is important to keep taking the tablets. Do not wait until you run out of tablets before visiting your doctor.
If you take more dose tenox
Taking too many tablets can cause low blood pressure and make it low or dangerously low. You may feel dizzy, dizziness, fatigue or weakness. If your blood pressure is lowered too much can be distressed. Your skin may become cold and clammy, and may lose consciousness. Seek medical attention immediately if you take too many tablets tenox.
If you forget to take tenox
Do not worry. If you forget to take a dose, skip that dose. Take the next dose at the right time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you stop taking tenox
Your doctor will advise you on how long to take your medicine. Your condition may return if you stop taking your medicine unless you have advised accordingly.
If you have any questions about using this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, tenox can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
See your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following rare, serious side effects after taking this medicine.
• Sudden wheezing, chest pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Swelling of eyelids, face or lips
• Swelling of tongue and throat, which causes great difficulty in breathing
• Severe skin reactions, including intense skin rash, hives, redness of the skin all over the body, severe itching, blisters, but the skin, peeling and swelling, inflammation of the mucous membranes (syndrome Stevens-Johnson) or other allergic reactions
• Heart attack, abnormal heart rigam
• Inflammation of the pancreas, which can cause severe abdominal pain and back pain accompanied with the feeling that you are very ill
The following common side effects have been reported. If any of them cause you problems or if df last more than a week, you should contact your doctor.
Common: affects I to 10 users in 100
• Headache, dizziness, drowsiness (especially at the beginning of treatment)
• Palpitations (feeling the heart beat), flushing
• Abdominal pain, feeling sick (nausea)
• Swelling in the ankles (edema), fatigue Other side effects that have been reported are listed below. If any of them gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist
Uncommon: affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000
• Mood swings, anxiety, depression, insomnia
• Shivering, taste abnormalities, seizures, weakness
• Numbness or tingling sensation in the limbs, loss of sensation of pain
• disorders of vision, double vision, ringing in the ears
• Low blood pressure
• Sneezing / runny nose caused by inflammation of the lining of the nose (rhinitis)
• Change in bowel motility, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, dry mouth, nausea (feeling sick)
• Hair loss, increased sweating, itchy skin, red spots on the skin, skin discoloration
• disorder in urination, increased need to urinate during the night to urinate more frequently
• Inability to get an erection, discomfort or breast enlargement in men
• Weakness, pain, feeling unwell
• joint or muscle pain, muscle cramps, back pain
• Weight gain or reduction
Rare: affects I to 10 users in 10,000
Very rare: affects less than 1 user in 10
• Reduction of the number of white blood cells, decrease in platelets in the blood, which may lead to unusual bruising or bleeding easily (damage to red blood cells)
• Increased blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
• disease of the nerves, which can lead to weakness, tingling or numbness
• Cough, swollen gums
• Bloating (gastritis)
Impaired function of the liver, inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), yellowing of the skin (jaundice), elevation of liver enzymes, which can affect some medical tests
• Increased muscle tension
• Inflammation of blood vessels, often with skin rash
• Sensitivity to light
• Disease combining rigidity, tremor, and / or movement disorders
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE tenox?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Tenox not use after the expiry date stated on the carton and blister. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
Do not store above 30 ° C.
Store in the original package to protect from moisture and light.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What does tenox?
The active ingredient is amlodipine (amlodipine). Each tablet contains 5 or 10 mg ing amlodipine or 6,42 mg 12,84 mg amlodipine maleate (amlodipine maleale). The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, sodium starch glycolate (type A), silica, colloidal anhydrous and magnesium stearate.
Tenox looks like and contents of the pack?
Tablets of the two concentrations are white, round, slightly biconvex, scored on one side.
The tablet can be divided into equal halves.
Tenox comes in boxes of 30, 60 and 90 tablets in blisters. Each blister pack contains 10 tablets.