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Amlokind 10 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Amlokind Tablet

Amlokind 10 mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (heart-related chest pain). It helps to lower high blood pressure, thus reducing the chances of future heart attack and stroke.

Amlokind 10 mg Tablet should be used along with a proper diet, salt restriction, and regular exercise for best results. It should be taken regularly at a fixed time every day. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly. Some people may experience mild dizziness initially while taking this medicine, which improves with time. Swelling of the ankle may occur in some patients as a side effect.

Uses of Amlokind Tablet

Amlokind 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 Amlokind 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. Amlokind 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amlokind Tablet works

Amlokind 10 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.

Amlokind Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amlokind 10 mg Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amlokind 10 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amlokind 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Amlokind 10 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Amlokind 10 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 IF PRESCRIBED
Amlokind 10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amlokind 10 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Amlokind 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amlokind 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Amlokind 10 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 Amlokind Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Amlokind 10 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

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Amlokind 10 mg Tablet. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • 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.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform activity require mental focus until you know how Amlokind 10 mg Tablet affects you. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Interaction with Drugs

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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Amlokind

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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Amlokind to work?

Amlokind starts working on the day it is taken. However, it may take weeks to see the full effect. You should continue taking the medicine even if you feel better or if you do not notice any considerable difference. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns or you feel worse after taking the medicine.

Q. Does Amlokind cause itching?

Amlokind may cause itching in some patients, though it is an uncommon side effect. If it is severe and worries you, contact your doctor.

Q. Is Amlokind hard on the kidneys?

No, there is no evidence that Amlokind causes deterioration of kidney problems. Amlokind can be used in normal doses in patients with kidney problems. The uncommon side effects of Amlokind includes passing urine more often and night-time urinating.

Q. Should I take Amlokind in the morning or at night?

Amlokind can be taken anytime in the morning or evening, once daily. It is advised to take it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it and the levels of medicine are maintained.

Q. How long do I need to take Amlokind?

You should keep on taking Amlokind as long as your doctor has recommended you to take it. You may need to take it lifelong. Do not stop taking it, as it may lead to increased blood pressure and you may fall at risk of stroke and heart attack.

Q. Is Amlokind a beta blocker?

No, Amlokind is not a beta blocker. It belongs to a class of medicine known as calcium channel blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can easily flow through the blood vessels.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Amlokind?

Amlokind may cause serious side effects such as liver problems (yellowing of skin, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite), pancreatitis (severe stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting), and recurrent chest pain which may be indicative of a heart attack.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Amlokind?

Consult your doctor first before starting any new prescription or non-prescription medicines or supplements. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Amlokind.

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