Amchek 5mg Tablet 10'S

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INTRODUCTION

AMCHEK 5MG contains Amlodipine which belongs to a group of medicines called calcium antagonists. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), chest pain due to narrowing of the blood vessels of the heart muscle (angina pectoris) or a rare form of chest pain due to cramping of the blood vessels of the heart muscle (prinzmetal or variant angina). It can be used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat these conditions.

High blood pressure usually occurs from blood pushing too hard against your blood vessels. Pain or discomfort that keeps coming back when part of your heart does not get enough blood is defined as angina.

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has directed you. It should be taken with a glass of water with or without food. Drinking grapefruit juice and taking grapefruit should be avoided while taking this medicine. Before taking it, tell your doctor know if you have any liver, heart, or kidney problems. Inform your doctor what other medicines you are taking, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. This medicine is not recommended for use in children aged under 6 years.

USES OF AMCHEK 5MG

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Angina

HOW AMCHEK 5MG WORKS

  • High blood pressure: This medicine reduces blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels, so that blood passes through them more easily
  • Angina: This medicine improves blood supply to the heart muscle which then receives more oxygen and as a result chest pain is prevented

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has directed you. It should be taken with a glass of water with or without food. Drinking grapefruit juice and taking grapefruit should be avoided while taking this medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF AMCHEK 5MG

SERIOUS

  • chest pain followed by shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing
  • swelling of eyelids, face or lips
  • skin rash, hives, reddening of the skin
  • inflamed pancreas

COMMON

  • oedema (fluid retention)
  • headache, dizziness
  • sleepiness
  • palpitations
  • abdominal pain
  • feeling sick (nausea)
  • altered bowel habits
  • diarrhoea
  • constipation
  • tiredness or weakness
  • visual disturbances, double vision
  • muscle cramps
  • swollen ankles

RARE

  • confusion

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Feeling sick (nausea) or indigestion:

Have simple meals and avoid eating rich or spicy foods.

Drowsiness or dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.

Diarrhoea:

Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ORS should be used to prevent dehydration.

Constipation:

Add fruits, vegetables whole grains and other high-fiber foods to your diet.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

AMCHEK 5MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

AMCHEK 5MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

AMCHEK 5MG may cause dizziness, tiredness or headache. Do not drive or handle any machines while taking this medicine.

KIDNEY

AMCHEK 5MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

AMCHEK 5MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take if you are allergic or hypersensitive to Amlodipine or to any other ingredients in this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

AMCHEK 5MG is not recommended in patients with severe heart disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,

  • unstable angina pectoris
  • severe low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • severe increase in blood pressure (hypertensive crisis)

INTERACTIONS

Inform your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following:

  • any other hypertensives
  • verapamil, diltiazem
  • ketoconazole and itraconazole (used to treat fungal infections)
  • ritonavir
  • clarithromycin, erythromycin and telithromycin, rifampicin, rifabutin (antibiotics)
  • nefazodone (used to treat depression)
  • dexamethasone (used to treat inflammatory and autoimmune conditions)
  • dantrolene
  • simvastatin (cholesterol lowering medicine)
  • cyclosporine, tacrolimus (immunosuppressant)
  • phenobarbital, phenytoin and carbamazepine (used for epilepsy)
  • sildenafil (used for impotence)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Amlodipine         
Pharmacological Category :   Calcium antagonists
Therapeutic Indication :   Hypertension, Angina
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

Store in a cool and dry place and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT AMCHEK 5MG

How long does it take for AMCHEK 5MG to work?

It starts working on the same day it’s taken and however, it may take weeks to see the full effect.

For how long do I need to take AMCHEK 5MG?

Continue taking the medicine even if you feel better or if you do not notice any considerable difference and do not stop taking without consulting your doctor.

What should I avoid while taking AMCHEK 5MG?

Consult your doctor first before starting any new prescription or non-prescription medicines or supplements. Follow low sodium and low-fat diet and adhere to the lifestyle changes as advised by your doctor. Drinking grapefruit juice and taking grapefruit should be avoided while taking this medicine.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi MD. Anti-anginal and other anti-ischaemic drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 7th ed. New Delhi, May 2013. Page – 549.

2. Michel T, Hoffman BB. Treatment of Myocardial Ischemia and Hypertension. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. Page 758-60.

3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page 60-61.

4. Opie LH. Calcium Channel Blockers. Drugs for the Heart. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Elsevier Saunders; 2013. Page 86-88.

5. Hassan Fares, James J DiNicolantonio, James H O'Keefe and Carl J Lavie. Amlodipine in hypertension: a first-line agent with efficacy for improving blood pressure and patient outcomes, Sep 28, 2016; [Accessed Oct 6, 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5051471/ 

6. Accord Healthcare Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised July 2018] [Accessed Oct 6, 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.6068.pdf

7. Pfizer Labs. 1987, U.S. Food & Drug Administration [Revised May 2011] [Accessed Oct 6, 2020] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/019787s047lbl.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Kidney Function Test
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Amchek 5mg Tablet 10'S

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