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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 5MG+RAMIPRIL 2.5MG
By LUPIN LTD
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Drug Information

What is Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination used for?

Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination capsule/tablet is used for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). Also, it helps in preventing strokes and other heart complications in patients with high risk of heart attacks.

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

How does Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination work?

In Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination, Amplodipine 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 and vasodilation of vascular smooth muscles. Thus, it increases the supply of oxygen to the myocardial tissues.

Ramipril belongs to the class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. The drug acts by reducing the synthesis of angiotensin II which results in the relaxation of heart muscles. Thus, it lowers the blood pressure by widening the blood vessels.

How to take Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination?

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

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

If you miss a dose of Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril 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 Amplodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination include the following:

  • Severe dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Low blood pressure
  • Trouble breathing

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination?

Drugs that interact with Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination include the following:

  • Aliskiren
  • Carbamazepine
  • Dexamethasone
  • Diclofenac
  • Ibuprofen
  • Insulin
  • Itraconazole
  • Losartan
  • Naproxen
  • Rifampicin
  • Tizanidine

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 + Ramipril combination?

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

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Cough
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain
  • Lightheadedness
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation

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

  • Blurred vision
  • Check tightness
  • Unusual weakness
  • Back pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Muscle pain
  • Swelling of the ankles or feet

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 + Ramipril combination?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Amplodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Consult your doctor before taking Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination in case you have a history of Sjogren's syndrome.

You are advised not to take Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination 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 + Ramipril combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of aortic stenosis (heart valve problem), kidney or liver disease.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor if you have high potassium levels in your blood.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any diseases, such as scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis or Marfan syndrome.

Frequently Asked Questions about Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination

  1. Is it safe to take Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination during pregnancy?
  2. It is not advisable to take Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination during pregnancy as it may cause adverse effects on the foetus.

  3. Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while taking Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination?
  4. Avoid taking salt substitutes or potassium supplements while on Amplodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination medication.

  5. How much time does Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination take to show its effect?
  6. It takes about 1 to 2 hours of duration for Amplodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination to show its effect.

  7. Is it safe to take Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination in geriatric patients?
  8. Be cautious while taking Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination in older adults are they are more sensitive to the risk of side effects, especially severe dizziness.

  9. Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while taking Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination?
  10. It is not advised to consume grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking Amlodipine Besylate + Ramipril combination due to its adverse interactions with the medicine.

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