Alsartan AM Tablet
Alsartan AM 50 mg/5 mg Tablet is primarily prescribed for the treatment of hypertension with or without concurrent use of thiazide diuretics. It belongs to the angiotensin II receptor antagonists group of drugs. It prevents the blood vessels in your body from narrowing, thus lowering your blood pressure and improving the blood circulation.
This medication has the ability to lower the possible risk of a stroke in people suffering from any heart condition. Apart from that, it can also slow down kidney damage among people with type 2 diabetes. You can take this medicine with as well as without food. It can take 3-6 weeks for your blood pressure to come under control after you have started a course of this medication.
Alsartan AM 50 mg/5 mg Tablet is a prescription drug that is available in the form of an oral tablet. There are three main reasons for its usage. Firstly, it is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. The second usage is for reducing the risk of stroke in people, who already have high blood pressure as well as left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH).
LVH is a condition where the left ventricle (chamber) of the heart thickens as a result of which the heart is unable to pump well. Lastly, Alsartan AM 50 mg/5 mg Tablet is used for treating diabetic nephropathy, a kidney disease caused due to diabetes.
Alsartan AM 50 mg/5 mg Tablet blocks the action of the chemical named angiotension II in the body, which causes the blood vessels to narrow and tighten. This medication helps the blood vessels to relax and eventually widen. It lowers your blood pressure, thus reducing your risk of having a stroke or kidney damage.
The dosage and the form of having Alsartan AM 50 mg/5 mg Tablet depends on your age, severity of your condition, your medical history and also how your body reacts when you take the first dose. If you miss a dose, take it once you realize the missed dose. However, ensure that you do not take two doses at the same time just because you missed the previous one. Overdosing can make you feel dizzy, weak or a pounding heart.
There are some common side effects of Alsartan AM 50 mg/5 mg Tablet that are generally mild and go away in a few days. They include:
Fatigue and dizziness
Pain in the chest
High/low blood pressure
There are some serious side effects too for consuming Alsartan AM 50 mg/5 mg Tablet. In case you experience any of the following symptoms, you must consult the doctor immediately and seek medical help:
If you experience problems in your heart rhythms, a slow heart rate or weakness in the muscles. It could be an indication of high potassium levels in your blood.
Symptoms of swelling in the tongue, throat, lips or face; indicating an allergic reaction.
Swelling in the ankles, feet, hand or sudden weight gain can be a sign of kidney problem. In case you are suffering from a kidney problem or disease, Alsartan AM 50 mg/5 mg Tablet may worsen the condition.
Take exactly as directed; do not discontinue without consulting prescriber. Take first dose at bedtime. This drug does not eliminate need for diet or exercise regimen as recommended by prescriber.
May cause dizziness, fainting, lightheadedness (use caution when driving or engaging in tasks that require alertness until response to drug is known); diarrhea (buttermilk, boiled milk, yogurt may help).
Report chest pain or palpitations; unrelenting headache; swelling of extremities, face, or tongue; difficulty in breathing or unusual cough; flu-like symptoms; or other persistent adverse reactions.
Type I diabetes
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.
The primary use of this medication is as follows:
Common side effects of this medicine include:
Are there any missed dose instructions?
The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it’s already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
This medicine works by displacing angiotensin II with very high affinity from its binding site at the AT1 receptor subtype, which is responsible for the known actions of angiotensin II.