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Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER

Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER

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Manufacturer/Marketer

Medishri Healthcare Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

About Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER

Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER is an antihypertensive agent used to treat high blood pressure/hypertension and angina pectoris. High blood pressure is a condition in which the blood exerts increased pressure on the walls of blood vessels. Angina is basically a pain in the heart and chest. 

Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER contains Metoprolol succinate and Amlodipine. Metoprolol succinate works by slowing down the heart rate, thereby making it more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Amlodipine relaxes the blood vessels, thereby improving blood flow. Together, Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER helps treat high blood pressure.

Take Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER as prescribed. In some cases, Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER may cause certain common side effects such as tiredness, dizziness, headache, ankle swelling and slow heart rate. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if these side effects persist or worsen.

It is advisable to inform the doctor if you are allergic to any of its components. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding. Keep your doctor informed in case you are due to undergo any surgery or dental procedure. Avoid consuming alcohol with Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER as there may be an interaction. Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER may cause dizziness; therefore, drive only if you are alert.

Uses of Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER

Treatment of Hypertension and Angina pectoris

Medicinal Benefits

Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER is a combination antihypertensive medication containing Metoprolol succinate and Amlodipine. It is used primarily to treat hypertension and to relax the blood vessels for seamless flow of blood. Metoprolol succinate is a beta-blocker that eases the symptoms of hypertension by blocking catecholamines that lead to increased pressure and heart rate. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that decreases blood pressure by preventing the influx of calcium ions into cells and by enlarging and relaxing arteries. In addition, Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER also reduces the oxygen demands of the heart, relaxing the heart and blood vessels and requiring the heart to do less work.

Directions for Use

Take Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER with or without food as directed by the physician. Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER

  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Ankle swelling
  • Slow heart rate
  • Stomach pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rash or itch
  • Cold hands and feet

Drug Warnings

Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER should not be used in case of any known allergy to either of the components. Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in case of high risk or previous history of any arterial or thrombotic disorders, shock, cardiovascular health disorders, diabetes, heart failure, or any disease-causing psoriasis. Please inform your doctor in case of any history of an overactive thyroid, asthma, phaeochromocytoma (high BP due to a tumour in the adrenal glands), myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disorder), COPD, heart block, liver disease or renal disease. Consult your doctor before using Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Keep your doctor informed in case you are waiting to undergo any surgery or dental procedure. Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER may interact with alcohol, please consult your doctor before use. Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER may cause dizziness, so drive or operate heavy machinery only if you are alert. 

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER may interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, antiarrhythmic agents (quinidine, propafenone), anti-depressant (fluoxetine, paroxetine), anti-hypertensive (diltiazem, clonidine, verapamil), antibiotic (erythromycin), anti-fungal (ketoconazole, itraconazole), anti-viral (ritonavir), cardiac glycoside (digitalis), 

Drug-Food Interactions: Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER can interact with grapefruit juice, fish oil and castor oil.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with a known hypersensitivity disorder, shock, COPD, diabetes mellitus, heart failure, liver cirrhosis, myasthenia gravis, phaeochromocytoma, chronic diarrhoea, thromboembolic disorder, cardiovascular disorder and/or dry eyes.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • QUINIDINE
  • PROPAFENONE
  • FLUOXETINE
  • PAROXETINE
  • DILTIAZEM
  • CLONIDINE
  • VERAPAMIL
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • ITRACONAZOLE
  • RITONAVIR
  • DIGITALIS

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Limit the intake of salt in your diet.
  • Cut back on foods that are high in fat and cholesterol.
  • Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole-grain foods.
  • Avoid taking Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER with grapefruit juice as there may be an interaction.
  • Avoid tobacco use. Inform your doctor in case of marijuana use.
  • Dress warmly, as Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER may cause cold extremities.

Special Advise

  • In case you miss a dose of Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is too close to the next dose, revert to the original schedule. Do not ever take a double dose.
  • If you accidentally take an extra dose of Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER, please inform your doctor immediately. Some of the common symptoms of an overdose can be low blood pressure, slow pulse rate, shortness of breath, low blood sugar, dizziness, feeling sick and blue discolouration of the skin.
  • Do not discontinue taking Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER abruptly or without the advice of the physician.
  • Please know that your doctor may order blood tests to check your tolerance and need of Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER.
  • Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in case of those over 80 or under 40 years of age.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Hypertension: Hypertension is defined as a condition in which the blood pressure remains high persistently. Normal BP is marked at 120/80 mmHg. Hypertension is defined as consistent blood pressure over 140/90 mm Hg. Hypertension expresses itself in various symptoms such as fatigue, irregular pulse rate, headache, dizziness, chest pain etc.

Angina Pectoris: Discomfort in the chest or the heart is referred to as angina. It occurs when the workload on the heart increases and when the heart does not get as much blood as it needs. Symptoms of angina include chest tightness, pressure and heaviness in the chest.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

You are advised not to take alcohol with Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER as there may be an interaction, reducing the therapeutic effects of Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER may be used in pregnancy only if absolutely warranted. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

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Driving

Caution

Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER may cause dizziness or loss of alertness, which may affect your ability to drive.

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Liver

Caution

Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER is not recommended for use in those with established liver disease. Please consult your doctor in case of any concerns.

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Kidney

Caution

Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER is probably safe on the kidney but should be used with caution in those with renal impairment. Please consult your doctor in case of any concerns.

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Children

Unsafe

Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age. Please consult your physician if you have any concerns.

Country of origin

India
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FAQs

Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER is used to treat high blood pressure/hypertension and angina pectoris.Â
Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER works by reducing the workload on the heart and vessels and relaxing the vessels to ensure a fluid flow of blood, easing any hypertension and effects of the same.
Do not stop taking Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER without consulting your doctor as it may lead to a rise in blood pressure. To treat your condition effectually, continue taking Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER for as long as your doctor has prescribed it to you. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you experience any difficulty while taking Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER.
Hyponatremia (a term for low blood sodium levels) often results in lowering blood pressure and falls. One of the not so common side-effects of Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER is dizziness and lowered BP. Hence, it is best to consult your physician before taking Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER if you suffer from this condition.
Light-headedness could be a side-effect of Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER. It occurs due to low blood pressure leading to dizziness on standing. If you experience this, do not try to stand up suddenly or start walking, instead lie down and get up slowly only when you feel better. People taking Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER are advised to regularly monitor their blood pressure levels to avoid unpleasant events.
Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER is not known to affect fertility. However, not enough literature and studies exist to ascertain the effect of Duprol AM 5mg/50mg Tablet ER on fertility. Please consult your doctor in case of any concerns.

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