FAQs ABOUT AMLONG TL
What are the uses of AMLONG TL?
AMLONG TL is used to treat hypertension in adults.
What type of a medicine is AMLONG TL?
AMLONG TL is an antihypertensive medicine. It is a combination of two medicines namely amlodipine and telmisartan. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and telmisartan is a angiotensin-II receptor blocker. They both reduces strain on the heart, relaxes blood vessels and makes the heart to pump more blood with lesser force.
What happens when I stop taking AMLONG TL?
Do not stop taking AMLONG TL without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take AMLONG TL for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
What is the best time to take AMLONG TL?
AMLONG TL can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take AMLONG TL based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of AMLONG TL?
If you have missed a dose of AMLONG TL, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of AMLONG TL, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of AMLONG TL to compensate the missed ones.
What precautions should be followed while taking AMLONG TL?
Before taking AMLONG TL, inform your doctor if you have any heart, liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, low blood pressure volume or are severely dehydrated. Stop taking AMLONG TL and consult your doctor immediately if you become pregnant. Regularly visit your doctor and take all the necessary blood test recommended by your doctor without fail.
Can I consume alcohol while taking AMLONG TL?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking AMLONG TL as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
What happens if I accidentally take more AMLONG TL?
If you or anyone else accidentally took more AMLONG TL, consult your doctor immediately. Overdosage may cause low blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, fainting, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting or confusion.
Can I take AMLONG TL daily?
Take AMLONG TL as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take AMLONG TL every day or not.
Is AMLONG TL safe to use in diabetic patients?
AMLONG TL may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking AMLONG TL as a precaution. Your doctor will closely monitor you blood sugar levels to avoid the risk of side effects.
What are the side effects of AMLONG TL?
The most common side effects of taking AMLONG TL are low blood pressure, dizziness, tiredness, headache, sleepiness, swollen ankles, and flushing. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Can I stop taking AMLONG TL once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking AMLONG TL without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take AMLONG TL as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Can AMLONG TL be taken during pregnancy?
AMLONG TL is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may cause serious harm to the growing fetus. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking AMLONG TL if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby. If you become pregnant while undergoing therapy with AMLONG TL, stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.
Is AMLONG TL safe to use in kidney disease?
AMLONG TL should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases (such as those having renal artery stenosis, kidney transplant or in those undergoing haemodialysis). Your doctor will access your health condition and suggest a suitable dose for you. Therefore, it is important to inform your doctor if you have any kidney problems before taking AMLONG TL as a precaution.
Can the use of AMLONG TL affect the liver?
Yes. AMLONG TL may affect the way your liver work. It can elevate the levels of certain liver enzymes in your body. Therefore, it is strictly not recommended for use in patients with severe liver diseases. It should be used with caution in patients with other minor liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.