Side Effects of Amlostat are Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema (swelling), Abdominal pain.
A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Amlostat. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform activity require mental focus until you know how Amlostat affects you.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Amlostat 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 Amlostat cause itching?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat hard on the kidneys?
No, there is no evidence that Amlostat causes deterioration of kidney problems. Amlostat can be used in normal doses in patients with kidney problems. The uncommon side effects of Amlostat includes passing urine more often and night-time urinating.
Q. Should I take Amlostat in the morning or at night?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat?
You should keep on taking Amlostat 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 Amlostat a beta blocker?
No, Amlostat 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 Amlostat?
Amlostat 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 Amlostat?
Consult your doctor first before starting any new prescription or non-prescription medicines or supplements. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Amlostat.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.