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Amlogard 5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Amlogard Tablet

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

Amlogard Tablet side effects

Common
  • 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 Amlogard 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. Amlogard 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amlogard Tablet works

Amlogard 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.

Amlogard Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amlogard 5 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amlogard 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
Amlogard 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.
Amlogard 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
Amlogard 5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amlogard 5 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Amlogard 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amlogard 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Amlogard 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 Amlogard Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Amlogard 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.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Amlogard 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 are sitting down. 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 Amlogard 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Amlogard with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Excrete
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Rosidoc, Rosustin, Rosucad
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Amlogard

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I have very high blood pressure and i consulted a doctor he gave me OLMY H 40 and AMLOGARD but i have joint pain and slip disk so i can't continue with these medicines. i want to know which is safe to take or any substitute of the medicine.
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Back pain is no limitation for disease mentioned above
What is the use of this tablet
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
It contains Ivabradine is a used to treat symptomatic stable angina pectoris (chest pain), chronic heart failure. It can be used in combination with standard therapy, including beta-blocker therapy or when beta-blockers are contraindicated or not tolerated.
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FAQs

Q. What is Amlogard used for?

Amlogard 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 Amlogard a calcium channel blocker and how does it works?

Amlogard 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 Amlogard safe?

Amlogard is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Amlogard at night?

Amlogard can be taken at night. You should take Amlogard at the same time each day with a glass of water.

Q. Can I take Amlogard and aspirin?

Amlogard 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 Amlogard with sildenafil?

Both Amlogard 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 Amlogard a beta blocker?

Amlogard is not a beta blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

Q. Is Amlogard safe for kidneys?

Amlogard is not known to damage kidneys. However, Amlogard 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 Amlogard a diuretic?

Amlogard is not a diuretic. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

Q. Is Amlogard a blood thinner?

Amlogard is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

Q. Is Amlogard a statin?

Amlogard is not a statin. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

Q. Is Amlogard an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?

Amlogard is not an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

Q. Does Amlogard cause tachycardia?

Amlogard 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 Amlogard.

Q. Does Amlogard cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles)?

Amlogard can cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles). Please consult your doctor if you have pedal edema while taking Amlogard.

Q. Does Amlogard increase creatinine?

Amlogard has not been reported to increase creatinine levels. Please consult your doctor if you have increased creatinine levels while taking Amlogard as it requires proper diagnosis and management.

Q. Does Amlogard cause erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is an uncommon side effect of Amlogard. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction when you are taking Amlogard.

Q. Does Amlogard cause bradycardia (decreased heart rate)?

Amlogard 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 Amlogard.

Q. Does Amlogard cause weight gain?

Amlogard 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 Amlogard.

Q. Does Amlogard cause joint pain (arthralgia)?

Amlogard can cause joint pain (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive joint pains while taking Amlogard.

Q. Does Amlogard cause cough?

Amlogard can cause cough, but it is a very rare side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive coughing while taking Amlogard.

Q. Does Amlogard cause dry mouth?

Amlogard can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive dryness of mouth after taking Amlogard.

Q. Can I take Amlogard without food?

Amlogard can be taken before or after food and drinks. Amlogard should be taken same time each day with a glass of water. Do not take Amlogard with grapefruit juice.

Q. Can I take Amlogard with milk?

There are no specific recommendations on the use of Amlogard with milk. However, it can be taken before or after food and drinks.

Q. Can I take Amlogard with lisinopril?

Amlogard 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 Amlogard with ibuprofen?

Amlogard 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 Amlogard with metoprolol?

Amlogard 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 Amlogard with losartan?

Amlogard 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 Amlogard with ramipril?

Amlogard 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 Amlogard with simvastatin?

Amlogard 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 Amlogard . Please consult your doctor.

Q. Can I take Amlogard with atorvastatin?

Amlogard 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 Amlogard cause gout?

Amlogard 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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