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Amcard-LP Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Amcard-LP Tablet contains two medicines, both of which help to control high blood pressure. It lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This will reduce your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.

Amcard-LP Tablet may be taken on an empty stomach or along with food. However, it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day, as prescribed by your doctor. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. It’s important to keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. By lowering your blood pressure, it is reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke so do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. You can help this medicine work better by making a few changes to your lifestyle such as keeping active, stopping smoking, and eating a low salt and low fat diet.

The most common side effects of this medicine include swelling in your ankles or feet (oedema), headache, sleepiness, dizziness, tiredness, taste change, and upset stomach. Since it may cause sleepiness and dizziness, do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or will not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems or severe dehydration. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. While using this medicine, your blood pressure will need to be checked often and your kidney function may also need to be tested.

Uses of Amcard-LP Tablet

Side effects of Amcard-LP Tablet

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Taste change
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Stomach upset
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Amcard-LP 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. Amcard-LP Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amcard-LP Tablet works

Amcard-LP Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Losartan and Amlodipine which lower blood pressure effectively. Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amcard-LP Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amcard-LP Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amcard-LP 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
Amcard-LP Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Amcard-LP 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
Amcard-LP Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amcard-LP Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Amcard-LP Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amcard-LP Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Amcard-LP Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

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Quick Tips

  • Amcard-LP Tablet is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • Amcard-LP Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up.  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Do not take Amcard-LP Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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Sir I'm having lichen plan oral and got a recommendation from a doctor to use retino-A 0.025% cream.sir i need to know if this cream likely to treat mouth conditions like lichen planus.Is it safe to use this cream for oral purposes
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
Yes it can be prescribed in oral LP
She is feeling very weak and sometime he is not felling well, she also have high bp issue, taking amcard 5 mg from last 4years
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Needs to examine and investigate. So consult doctor near by or visit our clinic .
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References
  1. Losartan potassium. North Harrow, Middlesex: Accord Healthcare Limited; 2009 [revised 16 Jul. 2015]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Amlodipine besylate. New York, New York: Pfizer Labs.; 1987 [revised May 2011]. [Accessed 14 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Losartan Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 19 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Systopic Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., 101, Pragati Chambers, Commercial Complex, Ranjit Nagar, New Delhi-110008
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