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Composition for MOXOVAS A

Moxonidine(0.2 mg),Amlodipine(5 mg)

food interaction for MOXOVAS A

alcohol interaction for MOXOVAS A

pregnancy interaction for MOXOVAS A

lactation interaction for MOXOVAS A

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Moxovas a tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
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UNSAFE
Moxovas a 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Moxovas a tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for MOXOVAS A

Moxonidine(0.2 mg)

Uses

Moxonidine is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure .

How it works

Moxonidine works by decreasing the levels of certain natural chemicals in the body. As a result, Moxonidine lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels.

Common side effects

Nausea, Neck pain, Nervousness, Back pain, Decreased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Fainting, Headache, Altered heart rate, Indigestion, Insomnia, Rash, Itching, Ringing in ear, Sleepiness, Swelling, Vomiting, Weakness
Amlodipine(5 mg)

Uses

Amlodipine is used for increased blood pressure and angina (chest pain).

How it works

Amlodipine blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. As a result, blood vessels are relaxed and heart beats with less force. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heart beat and protects the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Palpitations, Abdominal pain, Chest pain, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Fainting, Fatigue, Flushing, Headache, Lightheadedness, Limb swelling, Stomach upset

Common Dosage for MOXOVAS A TABLET

Patients taking MOXOVAS A TABLET

  • 80%
    Once A Day
  • 20%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for MOXOVAS A

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for MOXOVAS A

  • Do not take moxonidine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to moxonidine or any of the other ingredients.
  • Do not take moxonidine if you have problem in heart rate; if you are suffering from heart failure; or serious kidney problems.
  • Avoid using moxonidine if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Do not give moxonidine to children younger than 18 years of age.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are taking moxonidine as it may increase the effects of alcohol.
  • You may feel sleepy or dizzy while taking moxonidine. If this happens, be careful while driving or using any machinery.

Frequently asked questions for MOXOVAS A

Moxonidine

Q.What is moxonidine tablets/ what is moxonidine used for?
Moxonidine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension)

Q.Is moxonidine a diuretic?
It is not a diuretic

Q.How does moxonidine works?
Moxonidine works by making your blood vessels relax and widen. This helps to lower your blood pressure

Amlodipine

Q.Is amlodipine safe?
Amlodipine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is amlodipine a diuretic/ blood thinner/ beta-blocker/ statin/ ACE inhibitor or a nitrate?
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker, not a diuretic, blood thinner, beta-blocker, statin, ACE inhibitor or a nitrate

Q.Can I take amlodipine with Viagra?
Amlodipine does not have any significant interaction with sildenafil, the active ingredient of Viagra. However, consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together

Q.Does amlodipine cause gout or coughing?
Amlodipine does not cause gout, in fact it can be taken by gout patients for the appropriate indication. Coughing is a very rare side effect of amlodipine

Q.What is Eslo 2.5 or Amlopres-5 used for?
Eslo 2.5 or Amlopres-5 are some of the trade names of amlodipine and used for the same indications as amlodipine.

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Content on this page was last updated on 29 October, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)