FAQs ABOUT AMACE TABLET
What are the uses of AMACE TABLET?
AMACE TABLET is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and certain type of angina (chest pain) called as Prinzmetal or variant angina. It can also be used to prevent heart failure and reduce the chances of hospitalization among the heart patients.
How AMACE TABLET works?
AMACE TABLET is a vasodilator. It relaxes the blood vessels supplying the heart and other organs. This improves blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart muscles which reduces strain on the heart. It also allows blood to flow more smoothly across the blood vessels with less pressure. As a result, it reduces blood pressure and improves heart functions.
What happens when I stop taking AMACE TABLET?
Do not stop taking AMACE TABLET without consulting your doctor as your symptoms may re-appear once again. Make sure to take AMACE TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
What is the best time to take AMACE TABLET?
AMACE TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take AMACE TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of AMACE TABLET?
If you have missed a dose of AMACE TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of AMACE TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of AMACE TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
What precautions should be followed while taking AMACE TABLET?
Before taking AMACE TABLET, inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have severe high or low blood pressure or other heart problems (such as narrowing of the arteries, cardiogenic shock or a recent heart attack). Do not take AMACE TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Regularly visit your doctor and take all the necessary blood tests recommended by your doctor without fail.
Can I consume alcohol while taking AMACE TABLET?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking AMACE TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
What happens if I accidentally take more AMACE TABLET?
If you or anyone else accidentally took more AMACE TABLET, consult your doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdosage might include dizziness, fainting, light-headedness, weakness, shock, cool or clampy skin fast heartbeat, anxiety, cough and shortness of breath.
Can I take AMACE TABLET daily?
Take AMACE TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take AMACE TABLET every day or not.
Can AMACE TABLET cause ankle swelling?
AMACE TABLET may cause edema or swelling of ankles in few patients. If you experience ankle swelling, keep your legs on a table or slightly elevated from the ground level. If this symptom bothers you, contact your doctor.
What are the side effects of AMACE TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking AMACE TABLET are dizziness, swelling of ankles or other body parts, headache, sleepiness, tiredness, racing heartbeat, indigestion, constipation, low blood sugar levels and muscle cramps. Contact your doctor if any of these side effects trouble you.
Can I stop taking AMACE TABLET once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking AMACE TABLET without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take AMACE TABLET as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Sudden withdrawal of the therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Can the use of AMACE TABLET affect the liver?
Yes. AMACE TABLET may affect the way your liver work. Therefore, it should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Can AMACE TABLET cause erectile dysfunction?
AMACE TABLET may cause problems in erection in few individuals. Consult your doctor if it bothers you.
Is AMACE TABLET safe to use in diabetic patients?
AMACE TABLET may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. It can also hide the symptoms of low blood sugar. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking AMACE TABLET as a precaution. Your doctor will closely monitor your blood sugar levels to avoid the risk of side effects. Also, inform your doctor if you experience any unusual tiredness, hunger or thirst while undergoing therapy with AMACE TABLET.
Can AMACE TABLET be used during pregnancy?
AMACE TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may cause serious harm to the growing foetus. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking AMACE TABLET if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby.
What kind of foods should be avoided while taking AMACE TABLET?
AMACE TABLET has the capacity to increase blood potassium level which can lead to irregular heartbeat. To prevent any such occurrence, it is advisable to avoid potassium rich foods such as bananas, oranges, green leafy vegetables and potassium containing supplements while taking AMACE TABLET.