FAQs ABOUT TOPDIP
What are the uses of TOPDIP?
TOPDIP is used to treat hypertension and certain forms of angina (Prinzmetal angina).
What type of a medicine is TOPDIP?
TOPDIP is an antihypertensive medicine. It contains amlodipine which is a calcium channel blocker. It 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 TOPDIP?
Do not stop taking TOPDIP without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take TOPDIP for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
What is the best time to take TOPDIP?
TOPDIP can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take TOPDIP based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of TOPDIP?
If you have missed a dose of TOPDIP, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of TOPDIP, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of TOPDIP to compensate the missed ones.
What precautions should be followed while taking TOPDIP?
Before taking TOPDIP, inform your doctor if you have any liver problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have severe high or low blood pressure, or other heart problems (such as narrowing of the arteries, cardiogenic shock or a recent heart attack). Consult your doctor before taking TOPDIP if you are pregnant and breastfeeding. Regularly visit your doctor and take all the necessary blood test recommended by your doctor without fail.
Can I consume alcohol while taking TOPDIP?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking TOPDIP as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
What happens if I accidentally take more TOPDIP?
If you or anyone else accidentally took more TOPDIP, consult your doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdosage might include dizziness, fainting, light-headedness, weakness, shock, cool or clampy skin and shortness of breath.
Can I take TOPDIP daily?
Take TOPDIP as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take TOPDIP every day or not.
Can TOPDIP cause ankle swelling?
TOPDIP may cause edema or swelling of ankles in few patients. If you experience ankle swelling, keep your legs on a table or slightly elevated from the ground level. If this symptom bothers you, contact your doctor.
What are the side effects of TOPDIP?
The most common side effects of taking TOPDIP 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 TOPDIP once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking TOPDIP without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take TOPDIP as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Can TOPDIP be taken during pregnancy?
TOPDIP should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Can the use of TOPDIP affect the liver?
Yes. TOPDIP may affect the way your liver work. Therefore, it should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Can TOPDIP cause erectile dysfunction?
TOPDIP may cause problems in erection in few individuals. Consult your doctor if it bothers you.