How should I take Vazotal?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
You may take Vazotal with or without food. Take the medicine at the same time each day.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often.
Your chest pain may become worse when you first start taking Vazotal 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 Vazotal 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.
Vazotal 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.
Q: What pain killers, if any, can be taken if you are using Norvasc?
A: Acetaminophen can be used when taking Norvasc (Vazotal ). 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
Serious allergic reaction
In rare cases, it's possible to have a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to Vazotal.
What is Vazotal besylate (Norvasc)?
Vazotal belongs to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers (CCBs).
Q: I take Norvasc. Is it safe to eat grapefruit with that medication?
A: There is nothing in the literature that reveals any significant interactions between the calcium channel blocker Norvasc (Vazotal) and grapefruit.
Special dosage considerations
For people with liver disease: The recommended dosage is 2.5 mg taken once per day. Vazotal is processed by your liver. If your liver isn’t working well, more of this drug may stay in your body longer. This puts you at risk of side effects. If you have severe liver problems, you may need a lower dosage or a different dosing schedule.
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this list includes all possible dosages. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your doctor or pharmacist about dosages that are right for you.
Vazotal oral tablet is used for long-term treatment. It comes with serious risks if you don’t take it as prescribed.
If you don’t take it at all or stop taking it: If you don’t take Vazotal or stop taking it, your blood pressure or chest pain may get worse. This could lead to serious problems, such as a stroke or heart attack.
If you skip or miss doses: If you skip or miss doses, your blood pressure or chest pain may get worse. This could lead to serious problems, such as a stroke or heart attack.
What to do if you miss a dose: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it’s been more than 12 hours since you missed your dose, skip that dose and take the next dose at your regular time.
If you take too much: If you take too much Vazotal, you may experience dangerously low blood pressure. Symptoms can include:
- very fast heart rate
If you think you’ve taken too much of this drug, call your doctor or seek guidance from the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 800-222-1222 or through their online tool. But if your symptoms are severe, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
There is no antidote for this medication. If you take too much, you’ll be treated for whatever side effects you have.
How to tell if the drug is working: Your blood pressure should be lower and you should no longer have chest pain.
Keep these considerations in mind if your doctor prescribes Vazotal for you.
What Other Drugs Interact with Vazotal?
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.
Severe Interactions of Vazotal include:
Serious Interactions of Vazotal include:
Vazotal moderate interactions with at leas 92 different drugs.
Vazotal moderate interactions with at leas 100 different drugs.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.
Side Effects of Vazotal Besylate:
Like all the other medicines this Vazotal Besylate also has side effects, but not everyone is victim of it. Below are the common side effects of Vazotal Besylate:
- Feeling sick
- Abdominal pain
- Palpitations (awareness of your heart beat)
- Ankle swelling
If the above listed side effects of Vazotal 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 Vazotal Besylate, but there are very rare chances of them to occur. Consult your doctor immediately.
Serious Vazotal 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 Vazotal 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 Vazotal 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.
How should this medicine be used?
Vazotal comes as a tablet and an suspension (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day. To help you remember to take Vazotal, take it around the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Vazotal exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Shake the suspension well before each use to mix the medication evenly.
Your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of Vazotal and gradually increase your dose.
Vazotal helps to control high blood pressure, angina, and coronary artery disease, but does not cure these conditions. Continue to take Vazotal even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Vazotal without talking to your doctor.
On this page
- About Vazotal
- Key facts
- Who can and can't take Vazotal
- How and when to take it
- Side effects
- How to cope with side effects
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Cautions with other medicines
- Common questions
How much to take
Vazotal comes as 5mg and 10mg tablets.
Depending on why you're taking Vazotal, the usual starting dose is 5mg once a day.
If the starting dose isn't working well enough (your blood pressure doesn't lower enough, or your angina isn't controlled), you may need to increase your dose to 10mg.
To decide the correct dose for you in the longer term, your doctor will check your blood pressure to make sure it's not too high or too low. They'll also ask if you're getting any side effects from the medicine.
Doses may be lower for children.
What should I avoid while taking Vazotal?
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.
Warnings for other groups
For pregnant women: Research in animals has shown negative effects to the fetus when the mother takes Vazotal. However, there haven’t been enough studies done in humans to be certain how the drug might affect a human pregnancy.
Tell your doctor if you’re pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Vazotal should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk.
For women who are breastfeeding: Some research has shown that Vazotal passes into breast milk. However, it’s not known if Vazotal can cause side effects in a child who is breastfed. Talk to your doctor if you breastfeed your child. You may need to decide whether to stop breastfeeding or stop taking this medication.
For seniors: As you age, your body may not process this drug as well as it once could. More of this drug may stay in your body longer. This puts you at risk for more side effects.
For children: This drug shouldn’t be used in children younger than 6 years.
All possible dosages and forms may not be included here. Your dose, form, and how often you take it will depend on:
- your age
- the condition being treated
- how severe your condition is
- other medical conditions you have
- how you react to the first dose
WHAT IS AMLODIPINE?
Vazotal is a long-acting calcium channel blocker used as an anti-hypertensive, and in the treatment of angina. As with other calcium channel blockers, Vazotal acts by relaxing the smooth muscles in the arterial wall, decreasing peripheral resistance and hence improving blood pressure. In angina it improves blood flow to the myocardium. It was developed under the direction of Dr. Simon Campbell. Vazotal is marketed as Norvasc®, as well as under various other names.
- Take Vazotal at the same time every day.
- You can cut or crush the tablet.
Vazotal can cause a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms include:
- trouble breathing
- swelling of your throat or tongue
If you develop these symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Don’t take this drug again if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to it. Taking it again could be fatal (cause death).