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Amlodac 10 MG Tablet

Manufactured byZydus Cadila
ContainsAmlodipine
Description

Amlodac 10 MG Tablet is used to treat high blood pressure and other heart complications. The medicine should be taken in conjunction with a proper diet and regular exercise. It is also used in managing chest pain.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Amlodac 10 MG Tablet

  • Swelling of ankles or feet
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Redness of face, neck, arms and chest
  • Muscle pain
  • Heartburn
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Stomach pain
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Sweating

Uses of Amlodac 10 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
  • Angina Pectoris
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 2 hours of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of approximately 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to amlodipine.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Hypotension

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with severe aortic stenosis due to the increased risk of a very low blood pressure. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.

Myocardial infarction or angina

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with coronary artery diseases, especially while starting the treatment or increasing the dose, since it may worsen the symptoms of myocardial infarction or angina.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while taking this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Pediatric use

The safety and efficacy of this medicine have not been established in patients below 6 years of age.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Dexamethasone

Itraconazole

Rifampicin

Disease interactions

Hypotension or cardiogenic shock

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history hypotension or cardiogenic shock due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Coronary Artery Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with coronary artery disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Drink an adequate amount of water. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by blocking the entry of calcium into the muscles and brings about relaxation of the muscles.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Calcium channel blocking agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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