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Amfirst 5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Amfirst 5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Amfirst 5 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Amfirst Tablet

Uses of Amfirst Tablet

Amfirst 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain (Angina).

Amfirst Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Amfirst 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 Amfirst 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. Amfirst 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amfirst Tablet works

Amfirst 5 mg 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 Amfirst Tablet

Expert advice for Amfirst Tablet

  • You have been prescribed Amfirst 5 mg Tablet to improve your blood pressure and/or to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.
  • 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 Amfirst 5 mg 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.
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Amfirst Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Amfirst Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amfirst 5 mg 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
Amfirst 5 mg 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.
Amfirst 5 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
SAFE
Amfirst 5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amfirst 5 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Amfirst 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amfirst 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Amfirst 5 mg 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 Amfirst Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Amfirst 5 mg 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 Amfirst Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Amlodipine

Q. What is Amfirst used for?
Amfirst 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).
Q. Is Amfirst a calcium channel blocker and how does it works?
Amfirst 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.
Q. Is Amfirst safe?
Amfirst is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Amfirst at night?
Amfirst can be taken at night. You should take Amfirst at the same time each day with a glass of water.
Q. Can I take Amfirst and aspirin?
Amfirst 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 Amfirst with sildenafil?
Both Amfirst 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.
Q. Is Amfirst a beta blocker?
Amfirst is not a beta blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Amfirst safe for kidneys?
Amfirst is not known to damage kidneys. However, Amfirst 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.
Q. Is Amfirst a diuretic?
Amfirst is not a diuretic. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Amfirst a blood thinner?
Amfirst is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Amfirst a statin?
Amfirst is not a statin. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Amfirst an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Amfirst is not an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Does Amfirst cause tachycardia?
Amfirst 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 Amfirst.
Q. Does Amfirst cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles)?
Amfirst can cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles). Please consult your doctor if you have pedal edema while taking Amfirst.
Q. Does Amfirst increase creatinine?
Amfirst has not been reported to increase creatinine levels. Please consult your doctor if you have increased creatinine levels while taking Amfirst as it requires proper diagnosis and management.
Q. Does Amfirst cause erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is an uncommon side effect of Amfirst. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction when you are taking Amfirst.
Q. Does Amfirst cause bradycardia (decreased heart rate)?
Amfirst 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 Amfirst.
Q. Does Amfirst cause weight gain?
Amfirst 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 Amfirst.
Q. Does Amfirst cause joint pain (arthralgia)?
Amfirst can cause joint pain (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive joint pains while taking Amfirst.
Q. Does Amfirst cause cough?
Amfirst can cause cough, but it is a very rare side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive coughing while taking Amfirst.
Q. Does Amfirst cause dry mouth?
Amfirst can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive dryness of mouth after taking Amfirst.
Q. Can I take Amfirst without food?
Amfirst can be taken before or after food and drinks. Amfirst should be taken same time each day with a glass of water. Do not take Amfirst with grapefruit juice.
Q. Can I take Amfirst with milk?
There are no specific recommendations on the use of Amfirst with milk. However, it can be taken before or after food and drinks.
Q. Can I take Amfirst with lisinopril?
Amfirst 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 Amfirst with ibuprofen?
Amfirst 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 Amfirst with metoprolol?
Amfirst 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 Amfirst with losartan?
Amfirst 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 Amfirst with ramipril?
Amfirst 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 Amfirst with simvastatin?
Amfirst 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 Amfirst . Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Amfirst with atorvastatin?
Amfirst 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.
Q. Can the use of Amfirst cause gout?
Amfirst 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.

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Taking Amfirst with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Amfirst with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl
Amfirst with Hydrochlorothiazide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hydrochlorothiazide: Hyros, Bpzide, Dizide, Xenia, Aquazide, Hydrazide, Thiazide, Hydride
Amfirst with Furosemide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Furosemide: Frussenex, Fru, Frusamide, Frusenex, Lasix HD
Amfirst with Rosuvastatin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rosuvastatin: Rosidoc, Rosustin, Rosucad, Rosufix, Ingvas, Rosufine, Rosuzen, Statcare, Rosurax, Rosuvat
Amfirst with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite, Beniq, Caritec
Amfirst with Hydrocortisone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hydrocortisone: Stacort, Maxicort, Geocort, Cortimet, Cortis H, Hyss, Raghucort, Cortilup, Primacort, Hydrocort
Amfirst with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Epidium, Epilog, Neptoin, C-Toin
Amfirst with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, CLR, Claripax, O Clar, Clarinic, C Cin, Klarim, Klarinton, Cloff, Clavid
Amfirst with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin
Amfirst with Clobetasol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clobetasol: Clobex
Amfirst with Prednisolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Prednisolone: Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred, GB Pred AC, Thiopred, Predar, Preden, Nephcorte, Sterid, Pensone
Amfirst with Indapamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indapamide: Excrete, Indizon, Indicard, Inklud, Natritor, Lorvas, Natrilix, Diurix, Insuretis, Inditor
Amfirst with Clotrimazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clotrimazole: Clowil, Odis, Kamestin, Cano, Gynaemed, Clovag, Ctm V, Caniten, D Zorb, Clotrim V
Amfirst with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom
Amfirst with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam, Simlidep, S-Amlopress, Big Dvr
Amfirst with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Amfirst with Betamethasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Betamethasone: Catrisol, Betaforte, Betacon, Betalide, Becort, Betastamine, Ascort, Betachlor, Betan, Betapar
Amfirst with Pitavastatin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pitavastatin: Pevastin, Pitadek, Pivasta
Amfirst with Lithium
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lithium: Psycolith, Cartil, A Lith, Likon, Lidep, Cylith, Elith, Litholite, Lithocent, Lisalt
Amfirst with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune
Amfirst with Chlorthalidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorthalidone: Chlornol, Thiovas, Chlorfid, Lupiclor, Klorzid, Clovet, Thaloric, Thiaklor, Zione
Amfirst with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun, Epikon, Sonal
Amfirst with Cilnidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilnidipine: Cilniright, Torcillin, D Blok, Bpcrush, Cilidus, Clindinol, Cindalin, Camco, Ciladoc, Clinidip
Amfirst with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itracip, Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra, Itoz, Belitra, Sitra, Ozitral, Itrapro
Amfirst with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Amfirst with Roxithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Roxithromycin: Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro, Ani Rox, Enirox, Serox, Marox, Roxup, Roxiden, P Rox
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