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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

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Moxovas a tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Moxovas a tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Moxonidine(0.2 mg)


Moxonidine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

How it works

Moxonidine belongs to a group of medicines called antihypertensives. It relaxes and widens the blood vessel which helps to lower blood pressure.

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)


Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and severe pain in chest.

How it works

Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blocker. It reduces the amount of calcium that enters the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and heart. As muscle cells require calcium to contract, reducing the flow of calcium causes the muscle cells to relax and blood vessels to dilate, reducing blood pressure, force and rate of the heartbeat. It improves blood and oxygen supply to the heart muscles.

Common side effects

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


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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


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


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.


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