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Composition for AMLODAC CH

Amlodipine(5 mg),Chlorthalidone(12.5 mg)

food interaction for AMLODAC CH

alcohol interaction for AMLODAC CH

pregnancy interaction for AMLODAC CH

lactation interaction for AMLODAC CH

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Chlorthalidone with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Amlodac ch 5 mg/12.5 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Amlodipine(5 mg)


Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and severe pain in chest.

How it works

Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blocker. It reduces the amount of calcium that enters the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and heart. As muscle cells require calcium to contract, reducing the flow of calcium causes the muscle cells to relax and blood vessels to dilate, reducing blood pressure, force and rate of the heartbeat. It improves blood and oxygen supply to the heart muscles.

Common side effects

Palpitations, Abdominal pain, Chest pain, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Fainting, Fatigue, Flushing, Headache, Lightheadedness, Limb swelling, Stomach upset
Chlorthalidone(12.5 mg)


Chlorthalidone is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), heart failure, and to reduce the fluid retention that occurs with some kidney or liver diseases (edema), and to treat a condition in which an individual produces large amounts of dilute urine and is constantly thirsty (diabetes insipidus).

How it works

Chlorthalidone belongs to class of medications called thiazide diuretics. It acts by increasing excretion of sodium and potassium in the urine, which causes elimination of the excess water from body.

Common side effects

Cramps, Dizziness, Hair loss, Headache, Loss of appetite, Muscle weakness, Stomach pain, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Excessive thirst


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Expert advice for AMLODAC CH

Take the appropriate dose of amlodipine with any liquid, with or without food at any fixed time each day.
Do not drive if you experience side effects like dizziness, sleepiness or blurred vision on taking amlodipine.
Check your blood pressure one week after starting this drug and conuslt your doctor if it has not improved.
It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Consult your doctor if it it doesn't improve over time.
Do not start or continue amlodipine tablets and consult your doctor:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to amlodipine or any of its other ingredients.
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions for AMLODAC CH


Q. Is amlodipine safe?
Amlodipine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is amlodipine a diuretic/ blood thinner/ beta-blocker/ statin/ ACE inhibitor or a nitrate?
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker, not a diuretic, blood thinner, beta-blocker, statin, ACE inhibitor or a nitrate.
Q. Can I take amlodipine with Viagra?
Amlodipine does not have any significant interaction with sildenafil, the active ingredient of Viagra. However, consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Does amlodipine cause gout or coughing?
Amlodipine does not cause gout, in fact it can be taken by gout patients for the appropriate indication. Coughing is a very rare side effect of amlodipine.
Q. What is Eslo 2.5 or Amlopres-5 used for?
Eslo 2.5 or Amlopres-5 are some of the trade names of amlodipine and used for the same indications as amlodipine.


Q. What is chlorthalidone/Hydrazine 12.5?
Chlorthalidone belongs to class of medications called thiazide diuretics.
Q. Is chlorthalidone/Hydrazine 12.5 a generic drug?
Yes, chlorthalidone is the generic name and hydrazine 12.5 is brand name.
Q. Is chlorthalidone an ace inhibitor/potassium sparing diuretic/sulfa drug/benzodiazepine/a blood thinner?
No, chlorthalidone belongs to class of medication called as thiazide diuretics.
Q. Is chlorthalidone a water pill?
Yes, it is a diuretic and also called as ‘water pill’.
Q. Is chlorthalidone better than hydrochlorothiazide?
Chlorthalidone and hydrochlorothiazide belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response.
Q. Can I take chlorthalidone/Hydrazine 12.5 with ibuprofen/Excedrin/Tylenol?
There is no observed drug interaction. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can amitriptyline cause weight loss: gain/cough/low potassium/high blood sugar/erectile dysfunction?
Amitriptyline can cause low potassium/high blood pressure. Patients should consult the doctor regarding the possible side effects.

Top Medicines Prescribed with AMLODAC CH 5 MG/12.5 MG TABLET


Content on this page was last updated on 09 December, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)