L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet


Introduction

L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It also helps to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.

L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It also helps to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. This medicine should be used along with a proper diet, salt restriction, and regular exercise for best results. It should be taken with or without food preferably in the morning, to avoid frequent urination at night. This medicine may cause dehydration, so it is better to take plenty of fluids. Inform doctor if you develop extreme thirst and muscle weakness. Some patients may develop swelling of ankle as a side effect of using this medicine.

Benefits of L Core Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. It also eliminates excess water from the body and increases urine output. This maintains balance of electrolytes (like potassium), lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, or kidney problems in the future. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. You should take it regularly as prescribed for this medicine to be most effective, even if you feel better.

Side effects of L Core Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of L Core

  • Glucose intolerance
  • Sleepiness
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Altered blood lipid level

How to use L Core 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. L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How L Core Tablet works

L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide which lower blood pressure effectively. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which relaxes blood vessels and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body by increasing the amount of urine produced. Over time it also works by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg 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
L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
L Core 5 mg/12.5 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
CAUTION
L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take L Core Tablet?

If you miss a dose of L Core 5 mg/12.5 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.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet
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₹4.65/tablet
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Amleod H 5mg/12.5mg Tablet
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Quick tips

  • L Core 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet helps in the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It also lowers your risk of stroke and heart attack.
  • Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't 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 (orthostatic hypotension).  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and Inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, muscle weakness or very dry mouth.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your blood pressure, kidney function and the levels of salts such as potassium in your blood while you are taking this medicine.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Patient concerns

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Yes u can take amlokind L
Sir I have high CRP (134 mg/ l) , high esr I have little girl, is feeding
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Diabetology
ESR and cRP indicate some inflammation but are non specific tests. If you have any symptoms get yourself examined in clinic
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References

  1. Amlodipine besylate. New York, New York: Pfizer Inc.; 1987 [revised May 2011]. [Accessed 01 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide: Important Patient Information. Rochester, New York: University of Rochester Medical Center. [Accessed 01 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Amlodipine. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide. Morgantown, West Virginia: Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2011. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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