About Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s
Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s belongs to a class of medicines called calcium channel blockers which are primarily taken for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a lifelong or chronic condition in which the force exerted by the blood against the artery walls becomes high. Higher this blood pressure, harder the heart has to pump.
Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s contains Amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker that acts by relaxing the blood vessels. This reduces the workload on the heart and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Thus, it helps to lower high blood pressure, reducing the chances of heart attack or stroke.
Take Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s with or without food as prescribed by your doctor with a full glass of water. Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s may be prescribed alone or in combination with other blood pressure lowering medicines depending upon your blood pressure levels. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other anti-hypertensive medicine. You may have common side effects like headache, feeling exhausted and swollen ankles that usually resolve after some time. You must closely monitor your blood pressure if you ever have had a stroke, heart attack or currently taking other blood pressure-lowering pills. It is advised to continue taking this drug and do not stop taking it suddenly without consulting your doctor.
It is advisable to drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine. Lifestyle changes are particularly helpful in achieving optimum outcomes with Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s and keeping blood pressure under check. Low salt diet, daily physical activity (even 20-30 minute brisk walking for 5 days a week can help!), losing weight in case of people who are obese etc are the mainstay of treatment of hypertension. Inform your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s, are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, are breastfeeding, have liver disease, kidney disease, heart failure, heart valve problem or history of heart attack.
Uses of Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s
High blood pressure (hypertension), Heart related chest pain (angina), Prevention of heart attack.
Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s is used to treat heart related conditions like angina (chest pain) and high blood pressure (hypertension). It is a calcium channel blocker that inhibits entry of calcium (ions) across the heart that relaxes and widens the smooth muscles for better blood flow. Besides this, Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s help prevent sudden spasm of the coronary artery (blood vessels of the heart) and reduces how hard the heart has to work to pump blood around the body, lowering its oxygen requirements. It improves an individual’s tolerance to physical activity and exercise and keeps their blood pressure normal during exercise. As a result, it overall protects your heart and keeps your heart healthy.
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Side Effects of Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s
Most of the side effects of Amlopres Tablet 15’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. Most common side effect of Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s are dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, feeling exhausted, swollen ankles and nausea. It is not necessary for everyone to experience the above side effects. However, if these side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s should not be given to the people allergic to Amlopres Tablet 15’s, have low blood pressure (less than 90 mm of Hg), have had heart attack, kidney disease, liver disease, pregnant women or planning to get pregnant and breastfeeding women without the prescription of a doctor. Besides this, it is contraindicated in patients with aortic stenosis (heart valve problem). Amlopres Tablet 15’s can pass into breast milk, but its effect on the baby is not known. So, it is better to tell your doctor if you are taking Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s and breastfeeding.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Amlopres-2.5 Tablet 15’s may interact with high blood pressure lowering pills (benazepril, metoprolol, ramipril, hydrochlorothiazide etc), drugs used to control lipid levels in the blood (atorvastatin, simvastatin etc), medicines to treat erectile dysfunction (sildenafil), antibiotics (clarithromycin, erythromycin, rifampin), antifungal (itraconazole, ketoconazole), anti-HIV drugs (ritonavir), anti-epilepsy medicines (carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone), immune-suppressing drugs (cyclosporine, tacrolimus) and painkillers (ibuprofen, aspirin).
Drug-Food Interaction: Avoid foods with high fat or cholesterol. Avoid too much salt in your diet like pickles, extra salt on salad etc.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Amlopres Tablet 15’s should not be given to the people with cardiogenic shock (when the heart fails to pump required blood to the body), heart valve problem (stenosis), low blood pressure (hypotension), liver disease or heart failure.