- Amlodinova should be stored at room temperature in a tight, light resistant container.
How should I take Amlodinova?
Take Amlodinova exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
You may take Amlodinova with or without food. Take the medicine at the same time each day.
Shake the Katerzia oral suspension (liquid) before you measure a dose. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often.
Your chest pain may become worse when you first start taking Amlodinova or when your dose is increased. Call your doctor if your chest pain is severe or ongoing.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using Amlodinova even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life.
Your hypertension or heart condition may be treated with a combination of drugs. Use all medications as directed by your doctor. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication. Do not change your doses or stop taking any of your medications without your doctor's advice. This is especially important if you also take nitroglycerin.
Amlodinova is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet, exercise, weight control, and other medications. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Amlodinova may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- upset stomach
- stomach pain
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- excessive tiredness
Side Effects of Amlodinova Besylate:
Like all the other medicines this Amlodinova Besylate also has side effects, but not everyone is victim of it. Below are the common side effects of Amlodinova Besylate:
- Feeling sick
- Abdominal pain
- Palpitations (awareness of your heart beat)
- Ankle swelling
If the above listed side effects of Amlodinova Besylate cause you more problems or if they last for more hours then, you should consult your doctor.
There are also severe side effects of this Amlodinova Besylate, but there are very rare chances of them to occur. Consult your doctor immediately.
Serious Amlodinova Besylate Side Effects
- Irregular heartbeats: You may feel that your heartbeat is getting fast or slow.
- Swelling: Swelling and bulging of face, feet and ankles and hand.
- Numbness: Tingling or numbness is felt on hands or feet.
- Chest pain: Chest pain with an exertion that can last longer or occurs more often times.
- Severe abdominal pain: If you feel severe pain in the upper stomach along with vomiting and nausea.
- Blurred vision: If you suffer from eye pain and change in a vision.
- Muscle cramps
- Severe joint pain
- Changes in mood
- Shortness of breath
Above are very serious side effects, stop taking your medicine and ask for a medical treatment at the nearest hospital if you experience any of the above. If you are older than 65 years, you should be more careful while taking Amlodinova as some people in this stage may catch up to the symptoms easily. Tell your doctor if you notice anything else which makes u feel unwell.
Each tablet contains 2.5 mg, 5 mg or 10 mg as the active ingredient.
It also contains the following inactive ingredients:
- microcrystalline cellulose
- maize starch
- Magnesium stearate.
This medicine does not contain, sucrose, gluten, tartrazine or any other azo dyes. This medicine comes in three strengths: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg.
- 5 mg tablets: white to off-white, round, unscored, imprinted “APO” on one side and “AML” over “2.5” on the other side.
- 5 mg tablets: white to off-white, round, flat-faced, beveled-edge scored tablets, engraved “AML” over score “5” on one side and “APO” on the other side.
- 10 mg tablets: white to off-white, round, unscored tablets, engraved “APO” on one side and “AML” over “10” on the other side.
How to take this Amlodinova Besylate Medicine?
Swallow the medicine with a full glass of water. Take this medicine at the same time regularly as it will have the best effect of medicine. It will not matter if you take this medicine with or without food. Continue taking this medicine for as long as your doctor prescribes you. This medicine helps you to control your condition, but it will not cure it.
What if you forgot to take it?
If you forgot to take your medicine and now it’s time for the next dose then, skip the missed dose and take your current dose on the usual time. Do not take double dose to meet up for missed ones. If you have trouble remembering to take your medicine, ask your pharmacist for some hints to help you remember.
Amlodinova side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Amlodinova: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
In rare cases, when you first start taking Amlodinova, your angina may get worse or you could have a heart attack. Seek emergency medical attention or call your doctor right away if you have symptoms such as: chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
worsening chest pain;
swelling in your feet or ankles;
severe drowsiness; or
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.
Common Amlodinova side effects may include:
stomach pain, nausea; or
flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Amlodinova?
You should not take Amlodinova if you are allergic to it.
To make sure Amlodinova is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- liver disease; or
- a heart valve problem called aortic stenosis.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Amlodinova can pass into breast milk, but effects on the nursing baby are not known. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
Amlodinova is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 years old.
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor. Your blood pressure should be checked regularly to determine your response to Amlodinova.
Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
Amlodinova/benazepril is a prescription drug. It comes as an oral capsule.
Amlodinova/benazepril is available as the brand-name drug Lotrel. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug.
This drug is a combination of two drugs in a single form: Amlodinova and benazepril. It’s important to know about all the drugs in the combination because each drug may affect you in a different way.
This drug may be used as part of a combination therapy. That means you need to take it with other drugs.
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors
Taking mTOR inhibitors with Amlodinova/benazepril may result in a serious reaction that causes swelling of your face, eyelids, lips, tongue, or throat. Examples of these drugs include:
Q: What pain killers, if any, can be taken if you are using Norvasc?
A: Acetaminophen can be used when taking Norvasc (Amlodinova ). If you need any thing stronger the you should consult with you health care provider as what course of treatment they feel you need. For more information you can go to //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/tylenol //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/norvasc Gerald Levy, RPh
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Amlodinova only for the indication prescribed.
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What is Amlodinova?
Amlodinova is a calcium channel blocker that dilates (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.
Amlodinova is used to treat chest pain (angina) and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease.
Amlodinova is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Amlodinova is for use in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.
Amlodinova may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Taking these drugs with Amlodinova/benazepril can increase the levels of these medications in your body. This means that you may have more side effects. Examples of these drugs include: