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Drug Information for AMFIRST AT Tablet 10's

What is AMFIRST AT Tablet used for?

AMFIRST AT Tablet is used in the treatment of:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure), not controlled with a single drug;
  • Angina (chest pain) co-existing with hypertension;
  • Post myocardial infection;
  • Refractory Angina (difficult to treat angina, where nitrate therapy has failed.

AMFIRST AT Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How does AMFIRST AT Tablet work?

  • Amlodipine Besylate belongs to a group of medicines known as calcium channel blockers. Amlodipine Besylate prevents the calcium from moving into the blood vessel wall thereby preventing tightening of blood vessel walls. This reduces the blood pressure and improves symptoms of chest pain.
  • Atenolol belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers. Atenolol blocks the action some natural chemicals in the body (epinephrine) on the heart and blood vessels, thereby lowering the heart rate, blood pressure and the strain on the heart.

AMFIRST AT Tablet have an additive effect in reducing blood pressure.

How to take AMFIRST AT Tablet?

  • The dosage of oral tablet of AMFIRST AT Tablet depends on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take AMFIRST AT Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.
  • You are advised to take the tablet with meals to avoid gastric discomfort.
  • Take your daily dose at same time.
  • Do not take AMFIRST AT Tablet with antacids, iron preparations or dairy products.
  • Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor.
  • If you miss a dose of AMFIRST AT Tablet, please take it immediately once 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.

If you have taken an overdose of AMFIRST AT Tablet, please contact your doctor immediately. Symptom of overdose of AMFIRST AT Tablet is hypotension (low blood pressure)

What are the drugs that interact with AMFIRST AT Tablet?

Drugs that interact with AMFIRST AT Tablet:

  • Ampicillin
  • Clonidine
  • Disopyramide
  • Guanethidine
  • Indomethicin
  • Insulin
  • Isoprenaline
  • Oral anti-diabetic drugs
  • Phenytoin
  • Quinidine, Procainamide, Lignocaine
  • Reserpine
  • Verapamil

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 AMFIRST AT Tablet?

Most common side effects of AMFIRST AT Tablet are:

  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness and light-headedness
  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • Palpitation
  • Swelling of ankles, feet, legs, hands or arms
  • Flushing
  • Depression

Please stop your tablets and contact your physician immediately if you have

  • angioneurotic oedema (red, burning, itching areas on skin near eyes, lips, hands, feet and inside of throat, hoarseness of voice, difficulty in breathing);
  • fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, dry skin, weight gain, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, depression (symptoms of hyperthyroidism (increased production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland));
  • Dizziness, blurring of vision, sweating, difficulty sleeping, skin tingling, feeling hungry, sudden nervousness, fainting, loss of consciousness, seizures, coma (symptoms of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)).

This is not a comprehensive list of side effects. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking AMFIRST AT Tablet?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on AMFIRST AT Tablet.
  • AMFIRST AT Tablet may cause excessive drop in blood pressure in elderly people. Amlodipine may cause dizziness. If you are getting up from sitting or lying down position, do it slowly.

You are advised not to take AMFIRST AT 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.
  • you have respiratory obstruction.
  • you have cardiogenic shock.

What should you tell your doctor before taking AMFIRST AT Tablet?

Tell your doctor if

  • you are allergic to AMFIRST AT Tablet or to any ingredients of this medicine.
  • you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • you have second degree or third degree heart block.
  • you have low heart rate.
  • you have heart failure.
  • you have low blood pressure.
  • you have severe peripheral vascular disease.
  • you have liver disease.
  • you have sick sinus syndrome.
  • you are planning a surgery or any procedure.
  • you are pregnant or trying to conceive or are breastfeeding.

What should you do when you have taken an overdose of AMFIRST AT Tablet?

If you have taken an overdose of AMFIRST AT Tablet, please contact your doctor immediately. Symptom of overdose of AMFIRST AT Tablet is hypotension (low blood pressure)

Frequently Asked questions about AMFIRST AT Tablet

  1. How should AMFIRST AT Tablet be stored?
  2. AMFIRST AT Tablet should be stored below 25°C in a cool, dry place. Keep the medicine away from sunlight and do not freeze the medicine. Keep the medicine out of reach from children.

  3. Can I drive while taking AMFIRST AT Tablet?

  4. AMFIRST AT Tablet causes drowsiness, dizziness and headache in some individuals. Avoid driving if you are taking AMFIRST AT Tablet.

  5. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking AMFIRST AT Tablet?

  6. Do not take grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking AMFIRST AT Tablet as it will cause more decline of your blood pressure. Apart from this, you can have a normal diet.

  7. Is AMFIRST AT Tablet addictive?
  8. No, AMFIRST AT Tablet is not addictive. But, do not take it without consulting your doctor.


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