Before taking Angiofilina, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers (such as nisoldipine, nifedipine) or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: a certain structural heart problem (aortic stenosis), very low blood pressure, liver disease.
This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug, especially dizziness.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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What to do about:
- headaches - make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Do not drink too much alcohol. Ask your pharmacist to recommend a painkiller. Headaches should usually go away after the first week of taking Angiofilina. Talk to your doctor if they last longer than a week or are severe.
- feeling dizzy - if Angiofilina makes you feel dizzy, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better
- flushing - try cutting down on coffee, tea and alcohol. It might help to keep the room cool and use a fan. You could also spray your face with cool water or sip cold or iced drinks. The flushing should go away after a few days. If it doesn't go away or it's causing you problems, contact your doctor.
- a pounding heartbeat - if this happens regularly after you take your medicine, try to take Angiofilina at a time when you can sit down (or lie down) when the symptoms are at their worst. It may help to cut down on alcohol, smoking, caffeine and big meals as these may make the problem worse. If you're still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor as they may need to change you to a different type of medicine.
- swollen ankles - raise your legs when you're sitting down
What other drugs will affect Angiofilina?
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:
simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin); or
any other heart or blood pressure medications.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with Angiofilina, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Taking these drugs with Angiofilina/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:
Serious side effects
Serious side effects after taking Angiofilina are rare and happen in less than 1 in 10,000 people.
Call a doctor straight away if you get:
- stomach problems - severe pain in your stomach, with or without bloody diarrhoea, feeling sick and being sick (nausea and vomiting) can be signs of pancreatitis
- yellow skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow - this can be a sign of liver problems
- chest pain that's new or worse - this needs to be checked out as chest pain is a possible symptom of a heart attack
Before taking Angiofilina,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Angiofilina, any other medications, or any ingredients in Angiofilina tablets or suspension. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: certain medications for seizures such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek), and phenobarbital; clarithromycin (Biaxin, in Prevpac); cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune); efavirenz (Sustiva); indinavir (Crixivan); itraconazole (Onmel, Sporanox); ketoconazole (Nizoral); lovastatin (Altoprev, in Advicor); nefazodone; nelfinavir (Viracept); nevirapine (Viramune); rifabutin (Mycobutin); rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, in Rifamate), ritonavir (Norvir, in Kaletra), simvastatin (Zocor, in Simcor, in Vytorin), and tacrolimus (Astragraf SL, Prograf). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart failure or heart or liver disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Angiofilina, call your doctor.
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Q: I am on Norvasc (Angiofilina). Can this medication make you gain weight?
A: Weight gain is a rare side effect of Norvasc (amlopodine) occurring in less than 1 percent of people taking the drug. Because weight gain with Norvasc happens so infrequently, it is difficult to know whether the weight gain is caused by Norvasc or another factor. If you see a rapid increase in weight gain or fluid retention then contact you health care provider and let him know what you are noticing. A low-salt and low-fat diet may help with the weight gain. You may also find helpful information at: //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/norvasc.
3. Who can and can't take Angiofilina
Angiofilina can be taken by adults and children aged 6 years and over.
Angiofilina is not suitable for some people.
To make sure Angiofilina is safe for you, tell your doctor if you:
- have had an allergic reaction to Angiofilina or any other medicines in the past
- are trying to get pregnant, are already pregnant or you're breastfeeding
- have liver or kidney disease
- have heart failure or you have recently had a heart attack
Taking clarithromycin with Angiofilina can increase the level of Angiofilina in your body. This may cause more side effects.
7. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Angiofilina is not normally recommended in pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
If you're trying to get pregnant or you're already pregnant, talk to your doctor about the benefits and possible harms of taking Angiofilina. There may be other medicines that are safer for you.
For more information about how Angiofilina can affect you and your baby during pregnancy, read this leaflet on the Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy (BUMPS) website.
References updated: 01 March 2016
1800 controls reported similar rate of ALT elevations with Angiofilina as with hydrochlorthiazine , and no serious liver toxicity).
50,000 liver transplants reported to UNOS between 1990 and 2002, 270 were done for drug induced acute liver failure, but none were attributed to a calcium channel blocker).