NATRILAM 10mg Tablet 10's


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Drug Information

What is NATRILAM 10mg Tablet used for?

NATRILAM 10mg Tablet is used as a substitution treatment in hypertension (high blood pressure) in patients who are already taking separately Amlodipine Besylate and Indapamide tablets.

NATRILAM 10mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How does NATRILAM 10mg 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.
  • Indapamide belongs to a group of medicines known as thiazide-type diuretics. Diuretics are medications which cause increase water removal from body as urine. Indapamide increases the excretion of sodium and chloride from the kidney, thereby increasing the urine output, which leads to a decrease in the blood pressure.

NATRILAM 10mg Tablet together helps in the reduction of blood pressure.

How to take NATRILAM 10mg Tablet ?

  • The dosage of oral tablets of NATRILAM 10mg Tablet depends on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take NATRILAM 10mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.
  • You must swallow the tablet with a glass of water. Do not chew the tablet.
  • Take your daily dose at same time (preferably at breakfast).
  • Do not take the tablet with grapefruit juice (it can lead to increase in amlodipine concentration which would increase the lowering of the blood pressure).
  • NATRILAM 10mg Tablet is not recommended for children and adolescent under 18 years of age.
  • Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor.
  • If you miss a dose of NATRILAM 10mg 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.

What should you do when you have taken an overdose of NATRILAM 10mg Tablet?

If you have taken an overdose of NATRILAM 10mg Tablet, please contact your doctor immediately.

Symptoms of overdose may include the following:

  • Nausea, vomiting, cramps
  • Dizziness, confusion
  • Changes in quantity of urine passed
  • Fast or slow heart rate
  • Hypotension
  • Cold clammy skin, fainting, becoming unconscious (shock)

What are the drugs that interact with NATRILAM 10mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with NATRILAM 10mg Tablet:

  • Aliskiren
  • Amantadine
  • Antidepressants
  • Atropine, Biperiden
  • Baclofen, Tubocurarine
  • Bepridil
  • Calcium supplements
  • Cyclosporin, Tacrolimus
  • Cisapride
  • Colesevelam
  • Dantrolene
  • Diphemanil
  • Diltiazem, Verapamil
  • Erythromycin, Clarithromycin, Rifampicin
  • Halofantrine
  • Ketoconazole, Itraconazole
  • Lithium
  • Mizolastine
  • NSAIDs (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs)
  • Other medicines for treatment of high blood pressure
  • Potassium supplements and salt substitutes containing potassium
  • Pentamidine
  • Quinidine, Hydroquinidine, Disopyramide, Amiodarone, Sotalol, Ibutilide, Dofetilide
  • Ritonavir, Indinavir, Nelfinavir
  • Simvastatin
  • Vincamine IV
  • St John's wort

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 NATRILAM 10mg Tablet?

Most common side effects of NATRILAM 10mg Tablet are:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Palpitations
  • Flushing
  • Abdominal pain, nausea
  • Ankle swelling
  • Tiredness, muscle weakness
  • Skin rashes

Please contact your physician immediately if you have

  • angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, tongue mouth, larynx (voice box), itching and rash);
  • severe light-headedness or fainting;
  • sudden wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pain;
  • severe skin allergies such as blisters on skin, mouth, lips, eyes and genitals (Steven Johnsons syndrome);
  • heart attack and abnormal heart beats;
  • severe abdominal and back pain (inflammation of pancreas).

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

What special precautions NATRILAM 10mg Tablet?

Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on NATRILAM 10mg Tablet.

You are advised not to take NATRILAM 10mg 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 low blood potassium levels.
  • you have low blood pressure.

What should you tell your doctor before taking NATRILAM 10mg Tablet?

Tell your doctor if

  • you are allergic to NATRILAM 10mg Tablet or to any ingredients of this medicine.
  • you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • you have a history of angioedema (swelling of face, lips, tongue, mouth).
  • you have had photosensitivity reaction.
  • you have kidney disease.
  • you have impaired liver functions.
  • you have coronary artery disease.
  • you have diabetes.
  • you have gout.
  • you are malnourished.
  • you have had a recent history of heart attack.
  • you are taking diuretics.
  • you are taking any medicine containing Aliskiren.
  • you previously had severe increase in blood pressure and happens recurrently.
  • you are planning a surgery or any procedure.
  • you are pregnant or trying to conceive or are breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked Questions about NATRILAM 10mg Tablet

  1. How should NATRILAM 10mg Tablet be stored?
  2. NATRILAM 10mg Tablet does not require any special storage conditions. 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 NATRILAM 10mg Tablet?
  4. NATRILAM 10mg Tablet may cause dizziness, sleepiness and tiredness in some people. Avoid driving if you are taking NATRILAM 10mg Tablet.

  5. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking NATRILAM 10mg Tablet?
  6. Do not take grapefruit or grapefruit juice while on NATRILAM 10mg Tablet. Apart from this, there are no dietary restrictions if you are taking NATRILAM 10mg Tablet.

  7. Is NATRILAM 10mg Tablet addictive?
  8. No, NATRILAM 10mg Tablet is not addictive. However, do not take it without consulting your doctor.

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