AMLOGARD 5 Mg Tablet


Brand Name : AMLOGARD 5 Mg Tablet
Generic Name :

Each Tablet Contains:

Amlodipine 5 mg

Type of Medicine : Antihypertensive, Calcium channel blocker
Uses :
  • Hypertension (Mild to moderate essential hypertension)
  • Chronic and stable Angina (effort associated angina)
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Side Effects :
  • Cardiovascular: flushing, palpitation
  • Central nervous system: Headache, fatigue Dermatologic: Rashes
  • Gastrointestinal:nausea,abdominal pain
Contraindications :

Amlodipine  tablets are contraindicated in patients with known sensitivity to Amlodipine.

Doses Form Available :

Tablet

Dose Available :
  • Adult recommended starting dose is 5 mg once daily with maximum dose 10 mg once daily.
  • Small, fragile, or elderly patients or patients with hepatic insufficiency may be started on 2.5 mg once daily.
  • Pediatric starting dose: 2.5 mg to 5 mg once daily.

NOTE: Safety of doses in excess of 5 mg daily have not been studied in pediatric patients.

USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

Pregnancy: Use only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk.

Nursing: Discontinue when administering Amlodipine . Pediatric: Effect on patients less than 6 years old is not known.

Geriatric: Start dosing at the low end of the dose range, due to the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy.

Precautions :

Hypotension: Symptomatic hypotension is possible, particularly in patients with severe aortic stenosis. Because of the gradual onset of action, acute hypotension is unlikely.

Increased Angina or Myocardial Infarction: Worsening angina and acute myocardial infarction can develop after starting or increasing the dose of Amlodipine  tablets, particularly in patients with severe obstructive coronary artery disease.

Beta-Blocker Withdrawal: Amlodipine is not a beta-blocker and therefore gives no protection against the dangers of abrupt beta blocker withdrawal; any such withdrawal should be by gradual reduction of the dose of beta-blocker.

Missing even one dose can lead to a significant rise in blood pressure and a return of clinical symptoms of high blood pressure.

Patients with liver disease remove this drug from their systems very slowly thus necessitating modification of the dosing regimen.

Amlodipine has some (usually insignificant) effects on the heart. It will slightly reduce the strength of contraction. This could be significant in patients with a history of heart failure and the drug should be used with caution in this situation.

Pharmaceuticals : Pfizer Inc.