Amlostat 5 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Amlostat Tablet
Amlostat 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain (Angina).
Amlostat 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 Amlostat 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. Amlostat 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Amlostat Tablet works
Amlostat 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.
Amlostat Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amlostat 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
Amlostat 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.
Amlostat 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
Amlostat 5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amlostat 5 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Amlostat 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amlostat 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Amlostat 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 Amlostat Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Amlostat 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

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  • You have been prescribed Amlostat 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’re sitting down and 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 Amlostat 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 Amlostat with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rosidoc, Rosustin, Rosucad
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Excrete
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith
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Brand(s): Cilniright, Torcillin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Clarimac
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
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Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Amlostat

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High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
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FAQs

Q. What is Amlostat used for?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat a calcium channel blocker and how does it works?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat safe?
Amlostat is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Amlostat at night?
Amlostat can be taken at night. You should take Amlostat at the same time each day with a glass of water.
Q. Can I take Amlostat and aspirin?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat with sildenafil?
Both Amlostat 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 Amlostat a beta blocker?
Amlostat is not a beta blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Amlostat safe for kidneys?
Amlostat is not known to damage kidneys. However, Amlostat 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 Amlostat a diuretic?
Amlostat is not a diuretic. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Amlostat a blood thinner?
Amlostat is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Amlostat a statin?
Amlostat is not a statin. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Amlostat an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Amlostat is not an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Does Amlostat cause tachycardia?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat.
Q. Does Amlostat cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles)?
Amlostat can cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles). Please consult your doctor if you have pedal edema while taking Amlostat.
Q. Does Amlostat increase creatinine?
Amlostat has not been reported to increase creatinine levels. Please consult your doctor if you have increased creatinine levels while taking Amlostat as it requires proper diagnosis and management.
Q. Does Amlostat cause erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is an uncommon side effect of Amlostat. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction when you are taking Amlostat.
Q. Does Amlostat cause bradycardia (decreased heart rate)?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat.
Q. Does Amlostat cause weight gain?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat.
Q. Does Amlostat cause joint pain (arthralgia)?
Amlostat can cause joint pain (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive joint pains while taking Amlostat.
Q. Does Amlostat cause cough?
Amlostat can cause cough, but it is a very rare side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive coughing while taking Amlostat.
Q. Does Amlostat cause dry mouth?
Amlostat can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive dryness of mouth after taking Amlostat.
Q. Can I take Amlostat without food?
Amlostat can be taken before or after food and drinks. Amlostat should be taken same time each day with a glass of water. Do not take Amlostat with grapefruit juice.
Q. Can I take Amlostat with milk?
There are no specific recommendations on the use of Amlostat with milk. However, it can be taken before or after food and drinks.
Q. Can I take Amlostat with lisinopril?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat with ibuprofen?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat with metoprolol?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat with losartan?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat with ramipril?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat with simvastatin?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat . Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Amlostat with atorvastatin?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat cause gout?
Amlostat 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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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