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Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

"Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two medicines that effectively controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It helps to lower high blood pressure and thus reduces the chances of future heart attack and stroke. It should be taken empty stomach regularly at a fixed time every day. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly as it may result in sudden increase of blood pressure. This medicine should be used along with a proper diet, salt restriction, and regular exercise for best results. Some patients may develop swelling of ankle as a side effect of this medicine. It may also produce dizziness initially, but this improves with time.
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Uses of Amcardia AT Tablet

Side effects of Amcardia AT Tablet

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Ankle swelling
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Slow heart rate
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Constipation
  • Tiredness
  • Cold extremities

How to use Amcardia AT 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. Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Amcardia AT Tablet works

Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and Atenolol, which lowers blood pressure effectively. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which works by relaxing blood vessels while atenolol is a beta blocker which 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 Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended and can help in better dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg 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

  • You have been prescribed Amcardia AT 2.5 mg/50 mg Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces chance of future heart attack & strokes.
  • 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.

Patient Concerns

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High Sugar, high blood pressure
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Need to proper investigate and examine. So plz consult doctor nearby.or you can consult me at snergy multiple speciality clinic RD CITY ,BALJEET COMPLEX NEAR SRS MARKET SECTOR 52 gurgaon 9XXXXXX .Advice to maintain calories intake as per weight ,regular walk or aerobic exercises ,on time take your medicines and once a month visit your diabetologist for routine examination and investigations. Will definitely controlled your sugar and u can live healthy life.
I'm hypertension person and everyday I have 1 tablet of Telday 40 for last 3 years. Now I feel my pressure sometimes goes high to 155/95 at night time.kindly advice if I ha e to take any higher dose or telday H 40 mg. I don't hv cholesterol nor sugar.
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Dear PATIENT to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. Hypertension is well treated with appropriate medicines as well as low salt diet with regular exercise. I would recommend you to chart your blood pressure and if the readings are still high like you have mentioned, you would need to increase the dose of Telday H to 80 mg per day.
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FAQs

Q. What lifestyle changes should be made while using Amcardia AT?

Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Amcardia AT. Avoid smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetables in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce the risk of heart attack.

Q. Can I stop taking Amcardia AT if I feel well?

No, keep using Amcardia AT as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Amcardia AT suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

Q. Are there any special instructions regarding the storage and disposal of this medicine?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Amcardia AT?

Amcardia AT is considered to be harmful for patients who are allergic to amlodipine, atenolol or any of its ingredients. It should be avoided in patients with history of asthma or lung disease. Also, inform your doctor about your medical history and the medicines you might be taking.

Q. Can the use of Amcardia AT cause headache?

Yes, the use of Amcardia AT 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. Can I feel dizzy after taking Amcardia AT?

Yes, the use of Amcardia AT 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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