Please note, before you can choose the low cost generic option, please ask your doctor to add the generic drug to your prescription.
What is AMCARD OM Tablet used for?
AMCARD OM Tablet tablet is used for the treatment of hypertension.
AMCARD OM Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does AMCARD OM Tablet work?
In AMCARD OM Tablet, Amlodipine belongs to the class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. The drug acts by inhibiting the intake of calcium ions into the vascular smooth muscles, thereby relaxing the blood vessels. Thus, it helps in reducing the blood pressure.
Olmesartan belongs to the class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers. The drug acts by inhibiting the action certain receptors and relaxes the blood vessels. Thus, it helps in lowering the blood pressure and improving the blood supply.
How to take AMCARD OM Tablet?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take AMCARD OM Tablet tablet as prescribed by your doctor.
- Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food.
If you miss a dose of AMCARD OM Tablet, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with AMCARD OM Tablet?
Drugs that interact with AMCARD OM Tablet include the following:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of AMCARD OM Tablet?
The following are the most common side effects of AMCARD OM Tablet:
- Rapid weight gain
- Chest pain
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Muscle weakness
- Unusual sweating
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while taking AMCARD OM Tablet?
- Avoid taking the medicine if you are allergic to AMCARD OM Tablet or similar drugs.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of AMCARD OM Tablet.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if AMCARD OM Tablet causes dizziness or blurred vision.
- Avoid AMCARD OM Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
- Do not stop taking the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
- Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
You are advised not to take AMCARD OM Tablet if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before taking AMCARD OM Tablet?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver, kidney, thyroid or any respiratory diseases.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions about AMCARD OM Tablet
- How should AMCARD OM Tablet be stored?
- Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking AMCARD OM Tablet?
- Can AMCARD OM Tablet be taken by obese patients?
- Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking AMCARD OM Tablet?
AMCARD OM Tablet should be stored at room temperature away from heat, light and moisture.
Yes, it is advised to follow low-sodium diet while taking AMCARD OM Tablet.
No, it is not advised to take AMCARD OM Tablet in obese patients, as it causes unusual weight gain.
Yes, it is advised to monitor blood pressure and electrolyte levels regularly while taking AMCARD OM Tablet.
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