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Amlotrac 5 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Amlotrac Tablet

Amlotrac 5 Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain (angina).

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

How Amlotrac Tablet works

Amlotrac 5 Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Amlotrac Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amlotrac 5 Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amlotrac 5 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
Amlotrac 5 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.
Amlotrac 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
Amlotrac 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amlotrac 5 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Amlotrac 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amlotrac 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Amlotrac 5 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 Amlotrac Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Amlotrac 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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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Amlotrac 5 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 are sitting down. 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 Amlotrac 5 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 Amlotrac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Excrete
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Rosidoc, Rosustin, Rosucad
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Amlotrac

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FAQs

Q. What is Amlotrac used for?

Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac a calcium channel blocker and how does it works?

Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac safe?

Amlotrac is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Amlotrac at night?

Amlotrac can be taken at night. You should take Amlotrac at the same time each day with a glass of water.

Q. Can I take Amlotrac and aspirin?

Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac with sildenafil?

Both Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac a beta blocker?

Amlotrac is not a beta blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

Q. Is Amlotrac safe for kidneys?

Amlotrac is not known to damage kidneys. However, Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac a diuretic?

Amlotrac is not a diuretic. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

Q. Is Amlotrac a blood thinner?

Amlotrac is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

Q. Is Amlotrac a statin?

Amlotrac is not a statin. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

Q. Is Amlotrac an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?

Amlotrac is not an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

Q. Does Amlotrac cause tachycardia?

Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac.

Q. Does Amlotrac cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles)?

Amlotrac can cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles). Please consult your doctor if you have pedal edema while taking Amlotrac.

Q. Does Amlotrac increase creatinine?

Amlotrac has not been reported to increase creatinine levels. Please consult your doctor if you have increased creatinine levels while taking Amlotrac as it requires proper diagnosis and management.

Q. Does Amlotrac cause erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is an uncommon side effect of Amlotrac. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction when you are taking Amlotrac.

Q. Does Amlotrac cause bradycardia (decreased heart rate)?

Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac.

Q. Does Amlotrac cause weight gain?

Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac.

Q. Does Amlotrac cause joint pain (arthralgia)?

Amlotrac can cause joint pain (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive joint pains while taking Amlotrac.

Q. Does Amlotrac cause cough?

Amlotrac can cause cough, but it is a very rare side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive coughing while taking Amlotrac.

Q. Does Amlotrac cause dry mouth?

Amlotrac can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive dryness of mouth after taking Amlotrac.

Q. Can I take Amlotrac without food?

Amlotrac can be taken before or after food and drinks. Amlotrac should be taken same time each day with a glass of water. Do not take Amlotrac with grapefruit juice.

Q. Can I take Amlotrac with milk?

There are no specific recommendations on the use of Amlotrac with milk. However, it can be taken before or after food and drinks.

Q. Can I take Amlotrac with lisinopril?

Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac with ibuprofen?

Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac with metoprolol?

Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac with losartan?

Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac with ramipril?

Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac with simvastatin?

Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac . Please consult your doctor.

Q. Can I take Amlotrac with atorvastatin?

Amlotrac 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 Amlotrac cause gout?

Amlotrac 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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