Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR

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Introduction

Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR contains two medicines, both of which help to control high blood pressure and heart rate. It is also used for heart-related chest pain, abnormal heart rhythms and chronic (long-term) heart failure.

You can take Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR at any time of day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

It may cause side effects like headache, ankle swelling, slow heart rate, and nausea. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This might raise the level of potassium in the blood, hence avoid potassium rich food or supplements. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function, and electrolytes level while on the treatment.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions.

Uses of Amlokind-Beta Tablet PR

Benefits of Amlokind-Beta Tablet PR

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR is a combination medicine that contains two active ingredients, Amlodipine and Metoprolol Succinate. Both of the medicines in this combination work to lower blood pressure but in different ways. Together they help to relax blood vessels, reduce heart rate and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This lowers blood pressure.
If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. You should also make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine.

Side effects of Amlokind-Beta Tablet PR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Amlokind-Beta

  • Depression
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow heart rate
  • Tiredness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness

How to use Amlokind-Beta Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amlokind-Beta Tablet PR works

Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and Metoprolol, which lowers blood pressure effectively. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which works by relaxing blood vessels while metoprolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart to slow down the heart rate. Together, they make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR 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-Beta 50 Tablet PR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR 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-Beta 50 Tablet PR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it can cause sudden increase in your blood pressure.
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

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Habit Forming
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Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Patient Concerns

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To control->> high blood pressure Is 'AMLOKIND- L' Tablet right substitute for 'AMLOZAAR'?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Yes u can take amlokind L
My mother blood pressure not sustain, Mostly his blood pressure high 150/90. , he take amlokind AT , every second day.
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
see me at medanta opd . call 9XXXXXX
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR if I feel well?

No, keep using Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can the use of Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR cause headache?

Yes, the use of Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR can cause headaches at the beginning of the treatment. Headaches usually go away after the first week of the treatment. Contact your doctor if the headaches are frequent and do not go away.

Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR?

Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR Succinate is considered to be harmful for patients who are allergic to any of its active or inactive ingredient. It should be avoided in patients with a history of asthma or lung disease. Inform your doctor about the your medical history and medicines to avoid any side effects.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR?

Yes, the use of Amlokind-Beta 50 Tablet PR can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

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References

  1. Amlodipine besylate. New York, New York: Pfizer Inc.; 1987 [revised May 2011]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. A Guide from the National Consumers League and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Avoid Food-Drugs Interactions. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Metoprolol succinate. Södertälje, Sweden: AstraZeneca AB; 1992 [revised 2010]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Amlodipine. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: May, 2022

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