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Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's 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.
Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's 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 Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's with or without food as prescribed by your doctor with a full glass of water. Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's 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 Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's 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 Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's, 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.
High blood pressure (hypertension), Heart related chest pain (angina), Prevention of heart attack.
Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's is used to treat heart-related conditions like angina (chest pain) and high blood pressure (hypertension). It is a calcium channel blocker that inhibits the entry of calcium (ions) across the heart that relaxes and widens the smooth muscles for better blood flow. Besides this, Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's help prevent sudden spasm of the coronary artery (blood vessels of the heart) and reduces how hard the heart has to work to pump blood around the body, lowering its oxygen requirements. It improves an individual’s tolerance to physical activity and exercise and keeps their blood pressure normal during exercise. As a result, it overall protects your heart and keeps your heart healthy.
Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's should not be given to the people allergic to Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's, 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). Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's 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 Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's and breastfeeding.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's may interact with high blood pressure lowering pills (benazepril, metoprolol, ramipril, hydrochlorothiazide etc), drugs used to control lipid levels in the blood (atorvastatin, simvastatin etc), medicines to treat erectile dysfunction (sildenafil), antibiotics (clarithromycin, erythromycin, rifampin), antifungal (itraconazole, ketoconazole), anti-HIV drugs (ritonavir), anti-epilepsy medicines (carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone), immune-suppressing drugs (cyclosporine, tacrolimus) and painkillers (ibuprofen, aspirin).
Drug-Food Interaction: Avoid foods with high fat or cholesterol. Avoid too much salt in your diet like pickles, extra salt on salad etc.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's should not be given to the people with cardiogenic shock (when the heart fails to pump required blood to the body), heart valve problem (stenosis), low blood pressure (hypotension), liver disease or heart failure.
You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's to avoid unpleasant side effects like lowering of blood pressure (hypotension).
Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's belongs to FDA Category C in pregnancy. There is limited evidence regarding use of Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's 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.
Limited information has shown that levels of amlodipine in milk are usually low and levels of Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's in blood of breastfed infants are undetectable. Use of Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's during breastfeeding has not been shown to cause any harmful effects in breastfed babies. If Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's 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 Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's.
Drive with caution, Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's usually causes drowsiness and affects driving ability.
Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's 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.
Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's 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.
Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's can be given safely to children aged 6-12 years provided, dose has been prescribed by a child specialist. Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's should not be given to the children without consulting a child specialist.
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Blood pressure: It is the measurement of the force that our heart uses to pump blood to all parts of the body. Hypertension is a chronic condition when blood pressure is too high. This condition can lead to hardened arteries (blood vessels), decreasing the blood and oxygen flow to the heart. Raised blood pressure can cause chest pain (angina) and heart attack (when blood supply to the heart is blocked). Additionally, high blood pressure also causes brain damage (stroke) and kidney failure. High blood pressure can be diagnosed with the help of a blood pressure monitor. Systolic pressure is the pressure with which the heart pumps blood out. On the other hand, diastolic pressure is the pressure when your heart is at the resting stage between heartbeats. If your blood pressure is 140/90 mm of Hg, it means the systolic pressure is 140 mm of Hg and, diastolic pressure is 90 mm of Hg. Ideal blood pressure should be between 90/60 mm of Hg and 120/80 mm of Hg.
Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet 10's
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