Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate)
What is Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate) used for?
Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate) is an oral calcium-channel blocker prescribed to treat patients suffering from angina or hypertension. The medication widens blood vessels in the body to increase blood circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well
How should I use Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate)?
Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate) is normally prescribed to be taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will be determined by your physician based on your health condition and symptom severity. Swallow the tablets whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. They may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is suggested if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate)?
Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include unusual swelling, irregular heartbeats, faintness, or chest pain. Tell your physician as soon as you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or frequency of application to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylate) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to calcium-channel blockers, if the patient is under the age of six, if you have unstable angina, hypotension, uncontrolled heart failure following a heart attack, cardiogenic shock, or aortic stenosis. Also inform your physician if you have controlled heart failure, porphyrias, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Amlopres (Amlodipine Besylat). 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.