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Drug Information

What is Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril combination used for?

Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril tablet is used for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).   

Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril work?

In Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril combination, Amlodipine Besylate belongs to the class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. The drug acts by blocking the entry of calcium ions into the smooth muscles of the myocardium, thereby causing relaxation of vascular smooth muscles. Thus, it increases the supply of oxygen to the myocardial tissues and reduces blood pressure.

Perindopril belongs to the class of drugs called ACE inhibitors. The drug acts by inhibiting certain enzymes, resulting in increased fluid retention and reduced aldosterone levels. Thus, it helps in decreasing the blood pressure.

How to take Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet.
  • Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril combination, please take it as soon as 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.

The overdose symptoms of Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril combination include the following:

  • Fainting
  • Severe dizziness
  • Low blood pressure

Please seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril?

Drugs that interact with Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril include the following:

  • Amlodipine
  • Ephedrine
  • Ezetimibe
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Itraconazole
  • Lidocaine
  • Olmesartan
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenyl salicylate
  • Rifampin
  • Simvastatin
  • Valsartan

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 + Perindopril?

The following are the most common side effects of Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril:

  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Backache
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Bloating
  • Swelling of the face, arms or face
  • Unusual weight changes

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Fainting
  • Light-headedness
  • Hoarseness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Irregular heartbeat

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril?

  • Avoid taking the medicine if you are allergic to Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril combination.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril combination.
  • Avoid taking Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril combination during breastfeeding as it can cause harm to the nursing infant.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril combination causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.

You are advised not to take Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril 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.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver or heart disease.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor if you are on a low-salt diet.
  • Tell the doctor if you have undergone any surgical procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions about Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril

  1. Is it safe to take Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril combination during pregnancy?
  2. No. It is not advisable to take Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril combination during pregnancy as it can cause harm to the unborn baby especially, during the second and third trimester.

  3. How should Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril combination be stored?
  4. Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril combination should be stored at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture.

  5. Can I continue taking supplements while on Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril combination?
  6. It is advised to avoid taking potassium supplements while taking Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril medicine. Please consult your doctor for supplement-related queries.  

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril combination?
  8. Yes. It is advised to monitor blood pressure and electrolyte levels regularly while on Amlodipine Besylate + Perindopril medication.

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