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What is Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril used for?
Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril is used in the treatment of refractory hypertension (difficult to treat hypertension).
Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
How does Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril 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.
- Enalapril belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-inhibitors). Enalapril acts by suppressing the renin-angiotensin system (physiological system in our body which regulates blood pressure). Enalapril widens and relaxes the blood vessel walls and reduces the blood pressure.
Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril act additively and relaxes the blood vessel wall which improves the blood flow, thereby reducing the blood pressure.
How to take Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril ?
- The dosage of oral tablets of Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril depends on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril as prescribed by your doctor.
- You must swallow the tablet with water. Do not chew the tablet.
- Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril can be taken before, during or after a meal.
- Take your daily dose at same time.
- Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor.
- If you miss a dose of Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril, 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.
- Amlodipine + Enalapril is not recommended for use in children and adolescent under 18 years of age.
- If you have taken an overdose of Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril, please contact your doctor immediately. The only symptom of overdose of Amlodipine + Enalapril is hypotension (low blood pressure).
What are the drugs that interact with Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril?
Drugs that interact with Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril:
- Anticancer drugs
- Carbamazepine, Phenobarbital, Phenytoin
- Cyclosporine, Tacrolimus
- Drugs which increase serum potassium levels
- Insulin and oral anti-diabetics
- Ketoconazole, Itraconazole
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
- Rifampicin, Erythromycin, Clarithromycin
- Ritonavir, Indinavir, Nelfinavir
- Salbutamol, Xylometazoline
- John’s wort
- Temsirolimus, Sirolimus, Everolimus
- Verapamil, Diltiazem
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 Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril?
Most common side effects of Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril. are:
- Headache, fatigue
- Breathlessness, palpitation
- Swelling of ankles, feet, legs, hands or arms
- Diarrhoea or constipation
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);
- increase in serum creatinine levels, increase BUN (blood urea nitrogen), increase in serum potassium.
This is not a comprehensive list of side effects. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril?
- Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril.
- Get up slowly after sitting or lying down as Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril may cause dizziness and light-headedness.
You are advised not to take Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril 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 discoloration.
What should you tell your doctor before taking Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril?
Tell your doctor if
- you are allergic to Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril or to any ingredients of this medicine.
- you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
- you are on low salt diet and are using potassium supplements.
- you have high levels of potassium in your blood.
- You have had angioedema.
- you have a condition involving the blood vessels in the brain.
- you have renal artery stenosis (narrowed blood vessel in kidney) or have had a kidney transplant.
- you have collagen vascular disease like SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus).
- you have narrowing of aorta (aortic stenosis) or heart valve (mitral stenosis).
- you have had myocardial infarction with heart failure.
- you have any pre-existing heart disease.
- you have liver or kidney disease.
- you have diabetes.
- you are under dialysis.
- you are planning a surgery or any procedure.
- you are pregnant or trying to conceive or are breastfeeding.
Frequently Asked Questions about Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril
Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril should be stored between 15° to 30°C. Keep the medicine away from sunlight and do not freeze the medicine. Keep the medicine out of reach from children.
Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril may cause drowsiness, dizziness and headache in some individuals. Avoid driving if you are taking Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril.
Do not take grapefruit or grapefruit juice while on Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril. Apart from this, there are no dietary restrictions if you are taking Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril.
No, Amlodipine Besylate + Enalapril is not addictive. However, do not take it without consulting your doctor.
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