Amvasc 2.5 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Amvasc Tablet
Amvasc 2.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain (Angina).
Amvasc 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 Amvasc 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. Amvasc 2.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Amvasc Tablet works
Amvasc 2.5 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.
Amvasc Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amvasc 2.5 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
Amvasc 2.5 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.
Amvasc 2.5 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
Amvasc 2.5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amvasc 2.5 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Amvasc 2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amvasc 2.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Amvasc 2.5 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 Amvasc Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Amvasc 2.5 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

  • You have been prescribed Amvasc 2.5 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 Amvasc 2.5 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 Amvasc 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

Questions Related to Amvasc

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