What is Amlodipine?
What is Amlodipine? Amlodipine besylate 5 mg tablets are used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Amlodipine benazepril belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. Amlodipine besylate 10 mg is also used to prevent certain types of chest pain. Use other medications (such as sublingual nitroglycerin) to relieve attacks of chest pain as directed by your doctor.
How to use Amlodipine?
Read the leaflet carefully. Follow the instruction carefully.
- Take medicine by mouth
- Take with or without food
- Before use shake the liquid form of this medication
- Don’t use a household spoon
- Take medicines regularly
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, chest pain continues or worsens).
Side effects of Amlodipine
Some common side affects Amlodipine besylate 5 mg
- swelling ankles/feet,
Tell your doctor if any of these side effects gets worsen. Get up slowly to lower the risk of lightheadedness. However, your doctor prescribed this medication because he notices it is good for you. He judges that the benefits of Amlodipine besylate 10 mg are higher than the risk. Get medical help right away if you experience: worsening chest pain, symptoms of a heart attack (such as chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating).
A very serious allergic reaction is rare.
Warnings & Precautions for Amlodipine benazepril
Before taking amlodipine;
- Tell your doctor about your allergy
- Tell the doctor if you are using another calcium channel blocker
- Before having any kind of surgery, tell your doctor
Low or high blood pressure can cause blurry vision. Don’t drive and use any kind of machinery until you feel alert. If you feel too much vomiting or diarrhea then stop taking these pills. Consult your doctor right away. This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
This medicine should be stored at room temperature. Do not store this medicine in light and moisture. Keep all medicines away from children or pets. Do not wash out the pills down the drain unless shown. Place this stock correctly if it has no longer required. Communicate with your pharmacist or local waste management.
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