Amlokem 5mg Tablet

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Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Amlokem 5mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Amlokem Tablet

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Uses of Amlokem Tablet

Amlokem 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of hypertension and chest pain (Angina).
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Side effects of Amlokem Tablet

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Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema, Abdominal pain.

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How to use Amlokem 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Amlokem 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Amlokem Tablet works

Amlokem 5mg tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heartbeat and reduces strain on the heart following a heart attack.

In Depth Information on Amlokem Tablet

Expert advice for Amlokem Tablet

  • It is very common to have dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling ankles/feet, flushing, or a headache as a side effect.
  • To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, chest pain continues or worsens). 
  • Inform your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, fainting.
  • Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Amlokem 5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amlokem 5mg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Amlokem 5mg Tablet should be used with caution during lactat
ion. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Amlokem 5mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
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Kidney
Amlokem 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with
kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amlokem 5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Onabet Powder, Zathrin Redimix Suspension, PRATHAM 200MG REDIUSE SUSPENSION, Azibig 200mg Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Amlodipine, 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 for Amlokem 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Amlodipine

Amlokem 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).
Amlokem 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.
Amlokem is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Amlokem can be taken at night. You should take Amlokem at the same time each day with a glass of water.
Amlokem 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 Amlokem with sildenafil?
Both Amlokem 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.
Amlokem is not a beta blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Amlokem is not known to damage kidneys. However, Amlokem 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.
Amlokem is not a diuretic. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Amlokem is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Amlokem is not a statin. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Amlokem is not an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Amlokem 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 Amlokem.
Amlokem can cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles). Please consult your doctor if you have pedal edema while taking Amlokem.
Amlokem has not been reported to increase creatinine levels. Please consult your doctor if you have increased creatinine levels while taking Amlokem as it requires proper diagnosis and management.
Erectile dysfunction is an uncommon side effect of Amlokem. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction when you are taking Amlokem.
Amlokem 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 Amlokem.
Amlokem 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 Amlokem.
Amlokem can cause joint pain (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive joint pains while taking Amlokem.
Amlokem can cause cough, but it is a very rare side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive coughing while taking Amlokem.
Amlokem can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive dryness of mouth after taking Amlokem.
Amlokem can be taken before or after food and drinks. Amlokem should be taken same time each day with a glass of water. Do not take Amlokem with grapefruit juice.
There are no specific recommendations on the use of Amlokem with milk. However, it can be taken before or after food and drinks.
Q. Can I take Amlokem with lisinopril?
Amlokem 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 Amlokem with ibuprofen?
Amlokem 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 Amlokem with metoprolol?
Amlokem 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 Amlokem with losartan?
Amlokem 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 Amlokem with ramipril?
Amlokem 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 Amlokem with simvastatin?
Amlokem 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 Amlokem . Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Amlokem with atorvastatin?
Amlokem 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.
Amlokem 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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