Amlovas 5 Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as a calcium channel blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and prevent angina (heart-related chest pain). It lowers blood pressure and reduces the workload of the heart which helps in preventing heart attacks and strokes.
Amlovas 5 Tablet may be prescribed alone or along with other medicines. The dose depends on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. You can take it at any time of the day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping yourself active with regular exercise, reducing your weight, and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.
The most common side effects include headache, fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, and sleepiness. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away. They may be able to suggest ways to prevent or reduce the side effects.
Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver, heart, or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.
USES OF AMLOVAS TABLET
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Prevention of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
BENEFITS OF AMLOVAS TABLET
In Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Amlovas 5 Tablet works by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. This lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, or kidney problems in the future. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. You should take it regularly as prescribed for this medicine to be most effective, even if you feel better.
SIDE EFFECTS OF AMLOVAS TABLET
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Amlovas
- Abdominal pain
HOW TO USE AMLOVAS TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Amlovas 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW AMLOVAS TABLET WORKS
Amlovas 5 Tablet 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.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Amlovas 5 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Amlovas 5 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Amlovas 5 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Amlovas 5 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Amlovas 5 Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Amlovas 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amlovas 5 Tablet is recommended.
Amlovas 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amlovas 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Amlovas 5 Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.