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Amlopres 5 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Amlopres 5 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and to prevent angina (heart-related chest pain). It is known as a calcium channel blocker and helps to lower blood pressure and reduce the workload of the heart. This helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Amlopres 5 Tablet may be prescribed alone or along with other medicines. The dose depends on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. You can take it at any time of the day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. 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.

The most common side effects include fatigue, swelling in the feet or ankles, sleepiness, dizziness, flushing, headache, unusual beating of the heart (palpitations). Consult your doctor if any of these bother you, or do not go away.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver, heart 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. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Side effects of Amlopres Tablet

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

How Amlopres Tablet works

Amlopres 5 Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. In high blood pressure, it normalizes the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels to reduce the pressure on them, thereby improving the blood flow in the body. In heart-related chest pain (angina), the enhanced blood flow in the body relaxes the heart muscles by reducing the workload on the heart. It also improves the oxygen flow in the body, thereby, preventing any heart-related chest pain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Amlopres 5 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amlopres 5 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amlopres 5 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
Amlopres 5 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Amlopres 5 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
Amlopres 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amlopres 5 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Amlopres 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amlopres 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Amlopres 5 Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

What if you forget to take Amlopres Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Amlopres 5 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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Quick Tips

  • 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 Amlopres 5 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. To reduce the 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 any activity that requires mental focus until you know how Amlopres 5 Tablet affects you. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Amlopres with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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I take amlopres 5 mg is it safe some time get nruled vision Any sugessoon for
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
It is safe used for high BP
What is the use of this tablet
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
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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. How long does it take for Amlopres to work?

Amlopres 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 Amlopres cause itching?

Amlopres 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 Amlopres hard on the kidneys?

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

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

Amlopres 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 Amlopres?

You should keep on taking Amlopres 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 Amlopres a beta blocker?

No, Amlopres 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 Amlopres?

Amlopres 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 Amlopres?

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

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