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Amlovas LS Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Amlovas LS Tablet contains two medicines, both of which help to control high blood pressure. It lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This will reduce your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.

Amlovas LS Tablet may be taken on an empty stomach or along with food. However, it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day, as prescribed by your doctor. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. It’s important to keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. By lowering your blood pressure, it is reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke so do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. You can help this medicine work better by making a few changes to your lifestyle such as keeping active, stopping smoking, and eating a low salt and low fat diet.

The most common side effects of this medicine include swelling in your ankles or feet (oedema), headache, sleepiness, dizziness, tiredness, taste change, and upset stomach. Since it may cause sleepiness and dizziness, do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or will not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems or severe dehydration. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. While using this medicine, your blood pressure will need to be checked often and your kidney function may also need to be tested.

Uses of Amlovas LS Tablet

Side effects of Amlovas LS Tablet

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Taste change
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Stomach upset
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Amlovas LS 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. Amlovas LS Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amlovas LS Tablet works

Amlovas LS Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Losartan and Amlodipine which lower blood pressure effectively. Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amlovas LS Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amlovas LS Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amlovas LS 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
Amlovas LS Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Amlovas LS 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
Amlovas LS Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amlovas LS Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Amlovas LS Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amlovas LS Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Amlovas LS Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

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Quick Tips

  • Amlovas LS Tablet is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • Amlovas LS Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up.  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Do not take Amlovas LS Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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Substitute for lotak a tablet.can I take substitute?
Dr. Ashwin Porwal
Diabetes Specialist
Amlovas-LS is the substituteIt has combination of losartan 50 mg along with amlodipine 5mg
For about week, my blood pressure has remained continuously high, not below than 140/92. CBC, KFT, TSH are done, everything is normal. So, please help out.
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Diabetes Specialist
Eat less salt in diet Tab amlovas 5mg 1OD for 1month Start walking
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References
  1. Losartan potassium. North Harrow, Middlesex: Accord Healthcare Limited; 2009 [revised 16 Jul. 2015]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Amlodipine besylate. New York, New York: Pfizer Labs.; 1987 [revised May 2011]. [Accessed 14 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Losartan Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 19 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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