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AMCA 5MG TABLET

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Primary uses of AMCA 5MG TABLET

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Medicine Overview of Amca Tablet

Uses of Amca Tablet

AMCA 5MG TABLET is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain (Angina).

Amca Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Amca are Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema (swelling), Abdominal pain.

How to use Amca 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. AMCA 5MG TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amca Tablet works

AMCA 5MG TABLET is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

In Depth Information on Amca Tablet

Expert advice for Amca Tablet

  • AMCA 5MG TABLET lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
  • Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • It may also be used to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks (chest pain caused by heart disease).
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you’re sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking AMCA 5MG TABLET. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • Side effects like dizziness, headache, and flushing, and ankle or foot swelling can be experienced with its use. This may not be with everyone. Drink plenty of fluids and  try cutting down on coffee, tea and alcohol.
  • Any of the side effects other than mentioned above if occur, do consult the treating physician. 
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Amca Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Amca Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
AMCA 5MG TABLET may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
AMCA 5MG TABLET is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
AMCA 5MG 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
AMCA 5MG TABLET is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of AMCA 5MG TABLET is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
AMCA 5MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of AMCA 5MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
AMCA 5MG TABLET is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

What if you miss a dose of Amca Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of AMCA 5MG TABLET, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Amca Tablet

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Amca is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), angina pectoris (pain in the chest caused by blockages in the arteries leading to the heart) or chest pain classed as vasospastic angina pectoris (or Prinzmetal’s angina).
Amca is a calcium channel blocker. In patients with high blood pressure, it works by relaxing blood vessels, so that blood passes through them more easily. In patients with angina, it works by improving blood supply to the heart muscle, which then receives more oxygen, and hence, prevents chest pain. It does not provide immediate relief of chest pain from angina.
Amca is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Amca can be taken at night. You should take Amca at the same time each day with a glass of water.
Amca can be taken with aspirin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Amca with sildenafil?
Both Amca and sildenafil cause a lowering the blood pressure. So, taking the two medicines together could be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking them together.
Amca is not a beta blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Amca is not known to damage kidneys. However, Amca can cause urinary disorders like difficulty in passing urine, increased the need to urinate at night, increased number of times of passing urine as an uncommon side effect.
Amca is not a diuretic. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Amca is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Amca is not a statin. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Amca is not an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Amca can rarely cause changes in heart rate, which can be an increase (tachycardia) or a decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) or an irregular heart rate. Please consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while taking Amca.
Amca can cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles). Please consult your doctor if you have pedal edema while taking Amca.
Amca has not been reported to increase creatinine levels. Please consult your doctor if you have increased creatinine levels while taking Amca as it requires proper diagnosis and management.
Erectile dysfunction is an uncommon side effect of Amca. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction when you are taking Amca.
Amca can rarely cause changes in heart rate, which can be an increase (tachycardia) or a decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) or an irregular heart rate. Please consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while taking Amca.
Amca can cause changes in weight, it can either cause weight gain or weight loss. However, these changes are very rare. Please consult your doctor if you experience a change in weight while taking Amca.
Amca can cause joint pain (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive joint pains while taking Amca.
Amca can cause cough, but it is a very rare side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive coughing while taking Amca.
Amca can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive dryness of mouth after taking Amca.
Amca can be taken before or after food and drinks. Amca should be taken same time each day with a glass of water. Do not take Amca with grapefruit juice.
There are no specific recommendations on the use of Amca with milk. However, it can be taken before or after food and drinks.
Q. Can I take Amca with lisinopril?
Amca can be taken with lisinopril. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, as both the medicines have a blood pressure lowering effect, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Amca with ibuprofen?
Amca can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Amca with metoprolol?
Amca and metoprolol both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Amca with losartan?
Amca and losartan both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Amca with ramipril?
Amca and ramipril both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Amca with simvastatin?
Amca can increase the levels of simvastatin, causing an increased tendency towards myopathy (muscle pain) and rhabdomyolysis (increased breakdown of muscle). The dose of simvastatin may need to be reduced when giving along with Amca . Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Amca with atorvastatin?
Amca can be taken with atorvastatin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur as interactions have been reported between simvastatin (belongs to the same class). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Amca does not cause gout. It may cause joint pains (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor in case you have any signs and symptoms of gout as you may need treatment for the same.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Amca with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Amca with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Amca with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Amca with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Neptoin, C-Toin, Protoin, Pna, Seztin, Atoin, Phenos
Amca with Beclometasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Beclometasone: Beclate
Amca with Indapamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indapamide: Excrete, Indizon, Indicard, Inklud, Natritor, Lorvas, Natrilix, Diurix, Insuretis, Inditor, Insuret, Indromide
Amca with Primidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline
Amca with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Amca with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom, Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin
Amca with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite, Caritec
Amca with Clobetasol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clobetasol: Clobex
Amca with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun, Epikon, Nytoin, Barbee, Gardenal, Fenobarb, Luminal, Beetal, Emgard
Amca with Lithium
SERIOUS
Amca with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl, Lervasc
Amca with Chlorthalidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorthalidone: Chlornol, Thiovas, Chlorfid, Lupiclor, Klorzid, Clovet, Thaloric, Thiaklor, Zione
Amca with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam, Simlidep, S-Amlopress, Big Dvr
Amca with Pitavastatin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pitavastatin: Pevastin, Pivasta
Amca with Furosemide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Furosemide: Frussenex, Fru, Frusamide, Frusenex, Lasix HD, Urix
Amca with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hydrochlorothiazide: Hyros, Bpzide, Dizide, Xenia, Aquazide, Hydrazide, Thiazide, Hydride

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