Amlip (Amlodipine Besilate)
What is Amlip (Amlodipine Besilate) used for?
Amlip (Amlodipine Besilate) is a calcium channel blocker prescribed to treat patients suffering from hypertension or angina. The medication works by widening the blood vessels to allow easier blood circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Amlip (Amlodipine Besilate)?
The best regimen for Amlip (Amlodipine Besilate) will be determined by your physician after observing your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. The normal dosage is one tablet taken each day swallowed with a large glass of water. These may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never change the form of the medication by chewing or splitting the tablets as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Amlip (Amlodipine Besilate)?
The use of Amlip (Amlodipine Besilate) may cause side effects in some patients including:
More serious side effects that may require medical attention are faintness, unusual swelling of the extremities, chest pain, or an irregular heartbeat. Immediately contact your physician and stop using the medication if you experience any of these serious side effects or other unusual symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications.
Do not use Amlip (Amlodipine Besilate) if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, allergic to other calcium-channel blockers, if the patient is under the age of six, if you have cardiogenic shock, unstable angina, uncontrolled heart failure, hypotension, or aortic stenosis. Also disclose if you have porphyrias, heart failure, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause health problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your dosage or application frequency.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Amlip (Amlodipine Besilate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.