Amlodipine 5mg Tablet is used in combination or without any other medications to treat high blood pressure. By lowering the high blood pressure, the risk of strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems get reduced. Amlodipine is a medicine that belongs to the class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. This medicine functions by relaxing the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
This medication is also used to prevent certain types of chest pain (angina). Amlodipine may help to increase your ability to exercise and decrease the frequency of angina attacks. This medicine should not be used to treat attacks of chest pain when they. One can use other medications like sublingual nitroglycerin to relieve attacks of chest pain as advised by the doctor. To know more about the Amlodipine 5mg Tablet, keep reading.
Directions for Using Amlodipine 5mg Tablet
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking amlodipine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
Side Effects Offered by the Medication
While taking Amlodipine 5mg Tablet, the patients may feel some symptoms as side-effects that are temporary and mild. Generally, the symptoms don’t need any special attention, but the patient should inform the doctor if the side effects start worsening.
or flushing may occur.
To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Points To Consider While Taking Amlodipine 5mg Tablet
Before taking amlodipine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers (such as nisoldipine, nifedipine) or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you dizzier. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).