Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate)
What is Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate) used for?
Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate) is an oral calcium channel blocker prescribed to treat patients suffering from hypertension or angina. The medication relaxes blood vessels in the body to allow easier blood flow and reduce the amount of work required by the heart to circulate the blood. This can reduce symptoms such as headaches, tinnitus, faintness, or chest pain. Your doctor may also recommend the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate)?
Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered each day, but your individual directions will be determined by your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, even though a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not chew or split the tablets prior to use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate)?
Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention such as faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, nausea, vomiting, or swelling of the extremities. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any serious or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your dosage or frequency of application to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, attempting to become pregnant, under six years old, allergic to calcium-channel blockers, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past or who have cardiogenic shock, heart failure, unstable angina, aortic stenosis, or hypotension. Also disclose if you have porphyrias, heart failure, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Amlopres may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.