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Lama 2.5 MG Tablet

Manufactured byStadmed Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsAmlodipine
Description
Lama 2.5 MG Tablet is an anti-hypertensive used for the treatment of high blood pressure. This medicine works by relaxing the blood vessels which makes the blood flow easily, thus lowering the blood pressure. This will reduce your risk of heart attack or a stroke by making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. Some side effects of Lama 2.5 MG Tablet are swelling in your ankles or feet (oedema), headache, sleepiness, dizziness, tiredness, nausea, and upset stomach. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Avoid consuming grapefruit juice with this medicine as it can cause side effects. Lama 2.5 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food. The dose will depend on your blood pressure level. Take this medicine at the same time every day to maintain a constant level in the blood. It is very important to do regular exercise and have a healthy diet while taking this medicine as it also helps in maintaining blood pressure. Low fat diet, less salt intake and avoid smoking will help in lowering high blood pressure. It is a long-term treatment hence, do not stop the medicine abruptly without your doctor's consultation. It can cause unwanted side effects or sudden increase in your blood pressure. Regular use of this medicine will help you to get the most benefit from it. Lama 2.5 MG Tablet is not recommended to be used in children under 6 years until prescribed by your doctor. You should tell your doctor about all medicines and supplements you are taking as this medicine can interact with them and result in side effects. If you have any pre-existing liver disease then tell your doctor about them. Your doctor may adjust the dose of this medicine so that it can be used safely. If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding, then consult your doctor before taking Lama 2.5 MG Tablet.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lama 2.5 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
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset

Uses of Lama 2.5 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 exact time at which Lama 2.5 MG Tablet starts to act in the body is unknown however, it will start to work gradually on the same day. You should complete the whole treatment even if you feel better after taking few doses.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of Lama 2.5 MG Tablet lasts for an average duration of approximately 24 hours. The drug may remain in the body for approximately 10 days.
  • 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 for Lama 2.5 MG Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Lama 2.5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnant women. There is limited data available about the risk associated with it during pregnancy hence, consult your doctor. This medicine is prescribed by your doctor only when the potential benefits is more than the potential risk to the mother or the foetus.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Lama 2.5 MG Tablet maybe used in breastfeeding women as the level of amlodipine in the breast milk is usually low. Limited data suggest that it may not cause much risk to the baby. However, its better to consult your doctor to understand more about the risk and benefits before taking this medication.

Allergy

Avoid taking Lama 2.5 MG Tablet if you are allergic to amlodipine. This could lead to symptoms like redness, swelling, breathing difficulties, hives, etc. You should ask your doctor for another alternative if you have a known history of allergy to this medicine.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Lama 2.5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnant women. There is limited data available about the risk associated with it during pregnancy hence, consult your doctor. This medicine is prescribed by your doctor only when the potential benefits is more than the potential risk to the mother or the foetus.

Breast-feeding

Lama 2.5 MG Tablet maybe used in breastfeeding women as the level of amlodipine in the breast milk is usually low. Limited data suggest that it may not cause much risk to the baby. However, its better to consult your doctor to understand more about the risk and benefits before taking this medication.
General warnings

Hypotension

As symptomatic hypotension (low blood pressure) is possible, Lama 2.5 MG Tablet should be used with caution particularly in patients with severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart). It may result in reduced amount of blood pumped from the heart and other dysfunction.

Myocardial infarction or angina

Acute myocardial infarction is the medical name for a heart attack. Lama 2.5 MG Tablet should be used with caution in patients with coronary artery diseases, especially while starting the treatment or increasing the dose, as it may worsen the symptoms of myocardial infarction or angina. This medicine may weaken the heart contractions and slow down the heart rate which may further affect the heart. Your doctor may adjust the dose also if required.

Impaired liver function

Lama 2.5 MG Tablet is mostly metabolized in the liver. Hence it should be administered with caution in patients with an impaired liver function as it may lead to accumulation of the medicine and other side effects. If required, your doctor may consider dose adjustments or other alternative medicine.

Use in children

The safety and efficacy of Lama 2.5 MG Tablet have not been established in children below 6 years of age.

Missed Dose

If you forgot to take the dose of Lama 2.5 MG Tablet at a given time, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor. If you have intentionally or accidentally consumed more than the prescribed amount of Lama 2.5 MG Tablet, then you might feel headache, confusion, fever, change in the heartbeat, nausea, vomiting etc. Contact your doctor immediately for initiating overdose treatment to manage the damage.
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

Lama 2.5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in condition such as hypotension (low blood pressure with systolic pressure < 90 mm Hg) or cardiogenic shock (life-threatening situation in which your heart suddenly stops pumping enough blood to the body). It may weaken heart muscle contractions and slows down the heart rate which may further depress blood pressure and cardiac output (amount of blood pumped by the heart in a minute). If this medicine is prescribed in such conditions, close monitoring of heart function or dose adjustment is required.

Coronary artery disease

Lama 2.5 MG Tablet should be used with extreme caution in patients with coronary artery diseases as it may weaken the heart contractions and slows down the heart rate which may further depress cardiac output and blood pressure. If this medicine is prescribed in such conditions, close heart function monitoring or dose adjustment is required.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with Lama 2.5 MG Tablet as grapefruit juice can increase the level of this medicine in your blood. This could lead to excessive lowering of blood pressure or worsen side effects.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Lama 2.5 MG Tablet may be given with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with sufficient amount of water. Do not crush, break or chew the tablet. The dose prescribed is based on your situation so avoid taking more or less dose than that prescribed by your doctor. This medicine is intended for long term treatment. You should not stop taking the medicine abruptly without your doctor's consultation as it can cause withdrawal symptoms. Be careful while standing up immediately as this medicine may sometimes cause a sudden drop in your blood pressure which can make you dizzy. This medicine can cause dizziness so try to avoid activities that require mental focus unless you know how this medicine affects you, especially at the beginning of the treatment. This medicine can cause swelling in your ankles and feet so try raising your legs on a low stool when you are sitting. Consult a doctor if this swelling worries you.
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
Lama 2.5 MG Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the blood vessels to reduce the pressure on them, thereby lowers the blood pressure Thus, it also prevents any heart-related chest pain (angina) by improving blood flow and reducing the workload on the heart .
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Calcium channel blocking agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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