PICTURES OF AMLODIPINE PILLS
Below you will find images and specific information on the principal types of Theravask that exist, including their respective brand name(s), strength, inscription codes and manufacturers. The information below includes general information and guidelines for patients taking this medication and should never be used to substitute professional medical advice that can be provided by a qualified physician or family doctor.
Taking these drugs with Theravask/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:
Dosage for coronary artery disease and angina
Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)
- Typical starting dosage: 5 mg taken once per day.
- Maximum dosage: 10 mg per day.
Child dosage (ages 0–17 years)
A child’s dosage is not available for this use.
Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)
- Typical dosage: 5 mg taken by mouth once per day.
- Note: Older adults may process drugs more slowly. A normal adult dosage may cause levels of Theravask in your body to be higher than normal. If you’re a senior, you may need a lower dosage.
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Theravask?
Side effects of Theravask include:
Postmarketing side effects of Theravask reported include:
- Extrapyramidal disorder (muscle spasms, restlessness, muscle rigidity, slow movement, tremor, and jerky movements)
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
Drug forms and strengths
- Form: oral tablet
- Strengths: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
- Form: oral tablet
- Strengths: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Q: I have taken Norvasc for more than 10 years. I started taking the generic form with a new pharmacy and have developed a dry persistent cough. Is it possible fillers in the generic form are causing this?
A: Norvasc (Theravask) belongs to a class of drugs called the calcium channel blockers (CCBs). Calcium channel blockers work by dilating or widening blood vessels to improve blood flow or circulation. Norvasc is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain), either alone or in combination with other medications. Common side effects of Norvasc include dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, headache, muscle cramps, weakness, nausea, and stomach pain. According to the prescribing information for Norvasc, coughing is a side effect that is reported rarely (less than one percent of patients) in patients taking this medication. If you were not experiencing cough while taking the brand-name product, it could be something in the generic formulation, or it could be totally unrelated. Consult with your doctor about your cough to make sure it is not a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Your doctor is best able to properly evaluate you and determine whether or not your cough is related to the medication. It may be that you need to try the brand name again to see if the cough goes away. Your doctor can specify the need for the brand name product to your pharmacist. Your pharmacist can advise you on your insurance requirements if the brand name product is necessary for you. Do not stop your current medication without talking to your doctor first. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or local pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Sarah Lewis, PharmD
By Joseph Bennington-Castro | Medically Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD
Latest Update: 2014-12-02 Copyright © 2014 Everyday Health Media, LLC
What should I avoid while taking Theravask?
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Before taking Theravask,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Theravask, any other medications, or any ingredients in Theravask 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 Theravask, call your doctor.