Side Effects of Amlolife are Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema (swelling), Abdominal pain.
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. In high blood pressure, it normalizes the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels to reduce the pressure on them, thereby improving the blood flow in the body. In heart-related chest pain (angina), the enhanced blood flow in the body relaxes the heart muscles by reducing the workload on the heart. It also improves the oxygen flow in the body, thereby, preventing any heart-related chest pain.
Amlolife starts working on the day it is taken. However, it may take weeks to see the full effect. You should continue taking the medicine even if you feel better or if you do not notice any considerable difference. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns or you feel worse after taking the medicine.
Q. Does Amlolife cause itching?
Amlolife may cause itching in some patients, though it is an uncommon side effect. If it is severe and worries you, contact your doctor.
Q. Is Amlolife hard on the kidneys?
No, there is no evidence that Amlolife causes deterioration of kidney problems. Amlolife can be used in normal doses in patients with kidney problems. The uncommon side effects of Amlolife includes passing urine more often and night-time urinating.
Q. Should I take Amlolife in the morning or at night?
Amlolife can be taken anytime in the morning or evening, once daily. It is advised to take it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it and the levels of medicine are maintained.
Q. How long do I need to take Amlolife?
You should keep on taking Amlolife as long as your doctor has recommended you to take it. You may need to take it lifelong. Do not stop taking it, as it may lead to increased blood pressure and you may fall at risk of stroke and heart attack.
Q. Is Amlolife a beta blocker?
No, Amlolife is not a beta blocker. It belongs to a class of medicine known as calcium channel blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can easily flow through the blood vessels.
Q. What are the serious side effects of Amlolife?
Amlolife may cause serious side effects such as liver problems (yellowing of skin, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite), pancreatitis (severe stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting), and recurrent chest pain which may be indicative of a heart attack.
Q. What should I avoid while taking Amlolife?
Consult your doctor first before starting any new prescription or non-prescription medicines or supplements. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Amlolife.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Dec 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.