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Asomex-R (2.5/2.5 mg) Tablet

Manufactured byEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsS-Amlodipine (2.5 mg) + Ramipril (2.5 mg)
Description

Asomex-R (2.5/2.5 mg) Tablet is a combination medicine used for the treatment of high blood pressure. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age. Patients are advised to follow a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Asomex-R (2.5/2.5 mg) Tablet

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chest tightness
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Blurred vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Pruritus
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flushing
  • Skin rash

Uses of Asomex-R (2.5/2.5 mg) Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Essential hypertension
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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 1 to 2 hours of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    This effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of approximately 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • 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 except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • 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. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to S-amlodipine, other calcium-channel blockers, ramipril, other ACE inhibitors, or any other inactive ingredients present along with them.

Aliskiren

Coadministration of aliskiren and this combination medicine is not recommended due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. This risk is especially higher in the elderly population and in patients with diabetes and kidney diseases.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

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. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Hypotension

Symptomatic hypotension may occur in patients with volume depletion or patients who are treated with high-dose diuretics. It is advised to correct this condition before initiating treatment with this combination medicine.

Coronary artery diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with coronary artery diseases since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Impaired liver function

This medicine may rarely cause liver injuries such as jaundice or hepatitis. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of renal function is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving and operating machines

This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Cough

This medicine may cause a persistent nonproductive cough in some patients. It is resolved when the medicine is discontinued.

Pediatric population

This medicine is not recommended for use in children since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

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

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Itraconazole

Losartan

Corticosteroids

Rifampicin

Aliskiren

Insulin

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines

Disease interactions

Cardiogenic shock

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a cardiogenic shock since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Angioedema

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of angioedema or a family history of angioedema due to the increased risk of recurrent symptoms. Report any incidence of swelling of the face, lips, and eyes to the doctor on priority. 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 such as dizziness, headache, swelling of hands and feet, etc.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. 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

May cause sleepiness

How it works
S-Amlodipine relaxes the heart muscles and the blood vessels. Ramipril relaxes the blood vessels and promotes the smooth flow of blood. Their combination is thus effective in reducing the blood pressure.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Calcium channel blocking agents, Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, Antihypertensive combinations, ACE inhibitors with calcium channel blocking agents

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 9 October 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/18373

DailyMed - Ramipril capsule [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 8 March 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=8b59207a-ea5c-4697-a8b6-94c3015a00de

Ramipril: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 8 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a692027.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 13 Nov 2017

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