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    Amlodipine + Metoprolol Succinate

    Information about Amlodipine + Metoprolol Succinate

    Amlodipine + metoprolol succinate uses

    Amlodipine+Metoprolol Succinate is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure).

    How amlodipine + metoprolol succinate works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and Metoprolol, which lowers blood pressure effectively. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which works by relaxing blood vessels while metoprolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart to slow down the heart rate. Together, they make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

    Common side effects of amlodipine + metoprolol succinate

    Headache, Ankle swelling, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Slow heart rate, Tiredness, Stomach pain, Nausea, Edema (swelling), Constipation, Palpitations, Cold extremities
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    Last updated on:
    11 Jun 2019 | 06:35 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Amlodipine + Metoprolol Succinate

    • You have been prescribed Amlodipine + Metoprolol Succinate for the treatment of high blood pressure.
    • Lowering blood pressure reduces chance of future heart attack & strokes.
    • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
    • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it can cause sudden increase in your blood pressure.
    • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

    Frequently asked questions for Amlodipine + Metoprolol Succinate

    Amlodipine + Metoprolol Succinate

    Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Amlodipine+Metoprolol Succinate?

    Yes, the use of Amlodipine+Metoprolol Succinate can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

    Q. Can I stop taking Amlodipine+Metoprolol Succinate if I feel well?

    No, keep using Amlodipine+Metoprolol Succinate as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Amlodipine+Metoprolol Succinate suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

    Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Amlodipine+Metoprolol Succinate?

    Amlodipine+Metoprolol Succinate Succinate is considered to be harmful for patients who are allergic to any of its active or inactive ingredient. It should be avoided in patients with a history of asthma or lung disease. Inform your doctor about the your medical history and medicines to avoid any side effects.

    Q. Can the use of Amlodipine+Metoprolol Succinate cause headache?

    Yes, the use of Amlodipine+Metoprolol Succinate can cause headaches at the beginning of the treatment. Headaches usually go away after the first week of the treatment. Contact your doctor if the headaches are frequent and do not go away.

    Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Amlodipine+Metoprolol Succinate?

    Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)