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AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET

Manufacturer

INDOCO REMEDIES LTD

Pack Of

10 TabletS

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET

AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET belongs to a class of medicines called calcium channel blockers which are primarily taken for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a lifelong or chronic condition in which the force exerted by the blood against the artery walls becomes high. Higher this blood pressure, harder the heart has to pump. 

AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET contains Amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker that acts by relaxing the blood vessels. This reduces the workload on the heart and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Thus, it helps to lower high blood pressure, reducing the chances of heart attack or stroke.

Take AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET with or without food as prescribed by your doctor with a full glass of water. AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET may be prescribed alone or in combination with other blood pressure lowering medicines depending upon your blood pressure levels. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other anti-hypertensive medicine. You may have common side effects like headache, feeling exhausted and swollen ankles that usually resolve after some time. You must closely monitor your blood pressure if you ever have had a stroke, heart attack or currently taking other blood pressure-lowering pills. It is advised to continue taking this drug and do not stop taking it suddenly without consulting your doctor.

It is advisable to drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine. Lifestyle changes are particularly helpful in achieving optimum outcomes with AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET and keeping blood pressure under check. Low salt diet, daily physical activity (even 20-30 minute brisk walking for 5 days a week can help!), losing weight in case of people who are obese etc are the mainstay of treatment of hypertension. Inform your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET, are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, are breastfeeding, have liver disease, kidney disease, heart failure, heart valve problem or history of heart attack.

Uses of AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET

High blood pressure (hypertension), Heart related chest pain (angina), Prevention of heart attack.

Directions for Use

AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET can be taken orally with or without food or as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the whole tablet with approximately a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it. Try to take it at the same day every day. Do not double the dose if missed.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET

Most of the side effects of AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. Most common side effect of AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET are dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, feeling exhausted, swollen ankles and nausea. It is not necessary for everyone to experience the above side effects. However, if these side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET should not be given to the people allergic to AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET, have low blood pressure (less than 90 mm of Hg), have had heart attack, kidney disease, liver disease, pregnant women or planning to get pregnant and breastfeeding women without the prescription of a doctor. Besides this, it is contraindicated in patients with aortic stenosis (heart valve problem). AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET can pass into breast milk, but its effect on the baby is not known. So, it is better to tell your doctor if you are taking AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET and breastfeeding. 

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET to avoid unpleasant side effects like lowering of blood pressure (hypotension).

  • Pregnancy

    AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET belongs to FDA Category C in pregnancy. There is limited evidence regarding use of AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET and is generally not preferred as the initial treatment of hypertension in pregnancy. It is best to consult your doctor if you have high blood pressures during pregnancy.

  • Breast Feeding

    Limited information has shown that levels of amlodipine in milk are usually low and levels of AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET in blood of breastfed infants are undetectable. Use of AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET during breastfeeding has not been shown to cause any harmful effects in breastfed babies. If AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. If you are a nursing mother, it is best to consult your Obstetrician regarding use of AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET.

  • Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    Drive with caution, AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET usually causes drowsiness and affects driving ability.

  • Liver

    AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have or have had a history of liver disease. Your doctor will have to change the dosage depending on your medical condition and your reaction to treatment.

  • Kidney

    AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET is generally safe to prescribe in patients with kidney diseases and dose adjustment is generally not required. However, your doctor will decide the appropriate dosage strength depending upon the severity of your condition.

Other Information (AMC0008)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

No, you are advised to inform your doctor and monitor your blood pressure for at least two weeks before stopping the medicine. Depending upon your current blood pressure readings, there is a possibility your doctor may lower your medicine dosage and not recommend discontinuing it.

In case, you have missed a dose of AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET, you are advised to take it as soon as you remember. However, try not to miss a dose in the first place, if it's time for you to take your next dose, then do not take both the doses together. Take only one dose, taking a double dose of AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET will lead to low blood pressure.

AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET can be safely taken as long as your doctor has prescribed it to you. Conditions such as high blood pressure are life-long conditions and one should not abruptly discontinue it without discussing it with a doctor.

Yes, AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET may cause dizziness. It is advised to avoid driving or operate any heavy machinery while taking AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET. In case you feel dizzy or light-headed, it is advised to rest for some time until you feel better.

Yes, AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET is contraindicated in people with known allergy to any of the components of this medicine. It should be used with caution in people with liver impairment. It should also be avoided in women who are in the second and third trimesters of their pregnancy.

It's unlikely that AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET affects fertility in men or women. However, there's not enough evidence to say for certain. For best advise, consult your doctor.

Yes, AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET is known to cause ankle swelling upon long term use. Please try to keep your feet up when sitting for long hours. If the problem persists still, consult your doctor and do as advised.

High blood pressure during pregnancy is called 'Pregnancy induced hypertension' (PIH). It is harmful for both the baby and the mother. In the mother, very high blood pressure can cause seizures (fits), headache, swelling of feet, kidney damage and a higher risk of bleeding during pregnancy and during delivery. This can also affect the baby by causes abnormal fetal heart rate of the baby, risk of still birth and small baby. So, during the pregnancy you should have regular blood pressure monitoring. Visit your Obstetrician if you have any concerns related to blood pressure during pregnancy.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Indoco Remedies Limited, Indoco House, 166 CST Road, Santacruz (E), Mumbai 400 098, INDIA

AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET

AMCHEK 2.5MG TABLET

MRP: 18.50

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