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Natrilam 5 Tablet SR


Overview

Introduction

Natrilam 5 Tablet SR is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Natrilam 5 Tablet SR is a combination of two medicines that effectively controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective.

It is best to take Natrilam 5 Tablet SR with food and preferably in the morning, in order to avoid frequent urination at night. Regular monitoring of kidney function and electrolytes is important while using this medicine. Natrilam 5 Tablet SR should be used along with lifestyle changes like healthy diet, regular exercise and smoking cessation for best results. Most common side effect associated with this medicine is dryness of mouth. Moreover, dizziness may occur as a side effect initially, but this improves with time.

Uses of Natrilam Tablet SR

Side effects of Natrilam Tablet SR

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

How to use Natrilam Tablet SR

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. Natrilam 5 Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Natrilam Tablet SR works

Natrilam 5 Tablet SR is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and indapamide 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. Indapamide 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 Natrilam 5 Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Natrilam 5 Tablet SR 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Natrilam 5 Tablet SR 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
Natrilam 5 Tablet SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Natrilam 5 Tablet SR may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Natrilam 5 Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Natrilam 5 Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Natrilam 5 Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Natrilam 5 Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Natrilam 5 Tablet SR 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.

Patient Concerns

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What is treatment of Hypertension ?I m suffering from Hypertension . B.P. was 98-145. Currently taking Natrilam (amlodipine 5,indapamine 1.5).I m looking for Ayurveda treatment to cure Hypertension.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
You can take mukta vati along with your allopathic medicine
High blood pressure, breathing issues
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Do yoga and pranayam regularly, take halleezy tablet 2 tablet twice
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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. ScienceDirect. Amlodipine. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Indapamide Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Serdia House, Off Dr. S S Rao Road, Behind M G Hospital Parel, Mumbai 400012
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