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Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's

Manufacturer/Marketer

Ajanta Pharma Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

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About Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's

Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's belongs to the class of medicines called antihypertensives used to treat high blood pressure. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic condition in which the force exerted by the blood against the artery wall is high. As a result, it leads to heart diseases, irregular heartbeat, and other complications.

Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's contains Amlodipine (calcium channel blocker) and Bisoprolol (beta blocker). Amlodipine 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. Bisoprolol helps in relaxing our blood vessels by blocking the action of certain natural substances in your body. This lowers your blood pressure and helps in reducing your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective.

Take Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's with or without food as prescribed by your doctor with a full glass of water. You may have common side effects like headache, feeling exhausted and swollen ankles that usually resolve after some time. Prolonged intake of Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's may lead to a lowering of blood pressure. So, 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 to overcome muscle weakness, dry mouth, and extreme thirst. Do not take grapefruit or grapefruit juices with Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's as it can increase the concentration of Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's and worsen its side effects. Please inform your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's, is pregnant or planning to get pregnant, is breastfeeding, has liver disease, kidney disease, heart failure, diabetes, heart valve problem or heart attack. Reducing the amount of table salt (sodium chloride) in your food often relieves the swelling of the body. Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's is prescribed to adults and children more than six years of age.

Uses of Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Medicinal Benefits

Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's is a combination of two medicines namely: Amlodipine and Bisoprolol, which together helps in lowering raised blood pressure effectively. 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. Bisoprolol (beta blocker) helps in relaxing our blood vessels by blocking the action of certain natural substances in your body. This lowers your blood pressure and helps in reducing your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective.

Directions for Use

Take Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's with or without food as advised by your doctor. Swallow the whole tablet with approximately a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break it. It is preferable to take Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's at the same time every day for better results.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's

  • Bradycardia (slow heart rate)
  • Increased blood potassium level
  • Cold extremities
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances including nausea
  • Fatigue

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Don't stop taking Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's without talking to your doctor first. Stopping Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's abruptly may cause changes in your heart rhythm and blood pressure, cause chest pain, or a heart attack. Your doctor will lower your dose gradually over a period of time to help prevent these symptoms. You should not use Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's if you have very slow heartbeat, asthma, serious heart condition (sick sinus syndrome), or any heart blockage. It should not be given to the children less than 12 years of age. Before taking Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's you should tell doctor if you have any muscle disorder (myasthenia gravis, rhabdomyolysis), breathing problem (COPD, bronchitis, emphysema), low blood sugar level (hypoglycaemia), low blood pressure (hypotension), depression, previous heart failure, liver/kidney disease, thyroid hormone disorder, adrenal gland cancer, or problems with circulation (Raynaud’s syndrome).

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's may interact with other beta-blockers (acebutolol, atenolol, bisoprolol, carteolol, esmolol, metoprolol, nadolol, nebivolol or sotalol) causing a dangerous drop in the heart rate. It also reacts with other anti-hypertensive drugs (aliskiren, amiloride, enalapril, captopril, quinapril, diltiazem). Besides this, Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's should not be used with other asthma medications (theophylline, aminophylline), potassium-rich supplements or any other pain killers (ibuprofen). If you are using these medicines, tell your doctor before taking Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's. 

Drug-Food Interaction: Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's is known to interact with grapefruit and protein-enriched foods. Using Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's together with ayurvedic, homoeopathy, Unani, herbal supplements, or any other OTC items may decrease the effects of Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's. Hence, it is better to maintain at least 2 hours gap between the administration of Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's and these products. 

Drug-Disease Interaction: Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's should not be given to the people with diabetes, thyroid disease, asthma, cardiogenic shock (when the heart fails to pump required blood to the body), heart valve problem (stenosis), low blood pressure (hypotension), coronary heart disease, liver disease or heart failure.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • ACEBUTOLOL
  • ATENOLOL
  • BISOPROLOL
  • CARTEOLOL
  • ESMOLOL
  • METOPROLOL
  • NADOLOL
  • NEBIVOLOL
  • SOTALOL
  • ALISKIREN
  • AMILORIDE
  • ENALAPRIL
  • CAPTOPRIL
  • QUINAPRIL
  • DILTIAZEM
  • THEOPHYLLINE
  • AMINOPHYLLINE
  • IBUPROFEN
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's to avoid unpleasant side-effects.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      unsafe

      Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's should not be taken until prescribed. Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's can have some harmful effects on the baby (foetus), Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's is usually not recommended in breastfeeding mothers. Limited human data available suggests that the drug does not do any significant harm to the baby. Consume only if benefits outweigh risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      unsafe

      It is not recommended to drive after taking Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's as it may occasionally cause drowsiness or fatigue.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      unsafe

      Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's is not recommended in children. The safety and efficacy of Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's in children have not yet been established.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Keep your weight under control with BMI (Body Mass Index) 19.5-24.9.
    • Do regular physical activity or exercise for at least 150 minutes per week, or about 30 minutes most days of the week. Doing this can help you to lower your raised blood pressure by about 5 mm of Hg.
    • Opt for a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, veggies, and low-fat dairy products.
    • If you are taking alcohol then only one serving for women and two servings for men is advisable.
    • Quitting smoking is the best strategy to lower the risk of heart disease.
    • Avoid chronic stress as it can raise your blood pressure. Try to enjoy and spent time with your loved ones to cope with stress and practice mindfulness techniques.
    • Monitor your blood pressure daily and if there is too much fluctuation then immediately contact your doctor.
    • Try to include heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids containing food drinks in your daily diet. You can also use low-fat cooking oil like olive oil, soybean oil, canola oil, and coconut oil can help in lowering your elevated blood pressure.

    Special Advise

    Limit intake of sodium chloride (table salt) in your daily diet to 2300 mg per day or less than 1500 mg is ideal for most adults.

    Other Information (BES0238)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Hypertension: It 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. Blood pressure is the measurement of the force that our heart uses to pump blood to all parts of the body. 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 or sphygmomanometer. Systolic pressure is the pressure when 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.

    FAQs

    It is advised to continue your medicine even after your blood pressure is under control or becomes normal as blood pressure can shot up any time. If you have any discomfort, please consult your doctor immediately

    Usually, Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's is prescribed for a long term or life long treatment for heart-related chronic conditions and disorders. You should follow the doctor's advise and take it until your doctor tells to stop. Suddenly stop taking Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's may raise your blood pressure and increase your risk of heart att

    Your doctor may probably tell you to stop taking Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's as it lowers blood pressure (hypotension) when combined with general anaesthesia before surgery. So, please inform your doctor before surgery if you are taking Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's.

    In case, you have missed a dose of Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's, 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 Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's will lead to low blood pressure.

    Yes, Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's is known to cause ankle swelling. Please try to keep your feet up when sitting for long hours. If the problem persists still, consult your doctor and do as advised.

    Yes, Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's can cause dry mouth. Therefore, it is always advised to increase fluid intake while taking Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's. If you still feel excessive thirsty, please consult your doctor and do as advised for best results of Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's.

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    Besicor AM 5 Tablet 15's

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