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Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet contains two medicines, both of which help to control high blood pressure and heart rate. It is also used for heart-related chest pain, abnormal heart rhythms and chronic (long-term) heart failure.

You can take Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet at any time of day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

It may cause side effects like headache, ankle swelling, slow heart rate, and nausea. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This might raise the level of potassium in the blood, hence avoid potassium rich food or supplements. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function, and electrolytes level while on the treatment.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions.

Uses of Alokem M Tablet

Side effects of Alokem M Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Alokem M

  • Depression
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow heart rate
  • Tiredness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness

How to use Alokem M Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alokem M Tablet works

Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and Metoprolol, which lowers blood pressure effectively. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which works by relaxing blood vessels while metoprolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart to slow down the heart rate. Together, they make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it can cause sudden increase in your blood pressure.
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

Fact Box

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Patient Concerns

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Suffering from high blood pressure. Current blood pressure is 180/100
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Take tab amlodipine 10mg dailyMonitor BP get KFT LFT ECG echo FBS PPBS lipid profile urine r/m & eye test for hypertensive retinopathy
Lungs high pressure and heart problem
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
Need to see a cardiologist m start medical management
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet if I feel well?

No, keep using Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can the use of Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet cause headache?

Yes, the use of Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet can cause headaches at the beginning of the treatment. Headaches usually go away after the first week of the treatment. Contact your doctor if the headaches are frequent and do not go away.

Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet?

Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet Succinate is considered to be harmful for patients who are allergic to any of its active or inactive ingredient. It should be avoided in patients with a history of asthma or lung disease. Inform your doctor about the your medical history and medicines to avoid any side effects.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet?

Yes, the use of Alokem M 5mg/50mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

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References

  1. Amlodipine besylate. New York, New York: Pfizer Inc.; 1987 [revised May 2011]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. A Guide from the National Consumers League and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Avoid Food-Drugs Interactions. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Metoprolol succinate. Södertälje, Sweden: AstraZeneca AB; 1992 [revised 2010]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
Country of Origin: India
Expires on or after: January, 2021

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