FAQs ABOUT AMODEP TM TABLET
What are the uses of AMODEP TM TABLET?
AMODEP TM TABLET is used to treat hypertension in adults. It can also be used to treat angina and can prevent the risk of heart attack or stroke.
What type of a medicine is AMODEP TM TABLET?
AMODEP TM TABLET is an antihypertensive medicine. It is a combination of two medicines namely amlodipine and telmisartan. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and telmisartan is an 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 AMODEP TM TABLET?
Do not stop taking AMODEP TM TABLET without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take AMODEP TM TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
What is the best time to take AMODEP TM TABLET?
AMODEP TM TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take AMODEP TM TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of AMODEP TM TABLET?
If you forgot to take a dose of AMODEP TM TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of AMODEP TM TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of AMODEP TM TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
What precautions should be followed while taking AMODEP TM TABLET?
Before taking AMODEP TM TABLET, 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 AMODEP TM TABLET 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 AMODEP TM TABLET?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking AMODEP TM TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
What happens if I accidentally take more AMODEP TM TABLET?
If you or anyone else accidentally took more AMODEP TM TABLET, consult your doctor immediately. Overdosage may cause low blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, fainting, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting or confusion.
Can I take AMODEP TM TABLET daily?
Take AMODEP TM TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take AMODEP TM TABLET every day or not.
Is AMODEP TM TABLET safe to use in diabetic patients?
AMODEP TM TABLET may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking AMODEP TM TABLET 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 AMODEP TM TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking AMODEP TM TABLET 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 AMODEP TM TABLET once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking AMODEP TM TABLET without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take AMODEP TM TABLET as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Can AMODEP TM TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
AMODEP TM TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may cause serious harm to the growing fetus. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking AMODEP TM TABLET if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby. If you become pregnant while undergoing therapy with AMODEP TM TABLET, stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.
Is AMODEP TM TABLET safe to use in kidney disease?
AMODEP TM TABLET 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 AMODEP TM TABLET as a precaution.
Can the use of AMODEP TM TABLET affect the liver?
Yes. AMODEP TM TABLET 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.