AMLODIPINE 10 MG TABLET ASCEND
Amlodipine 10 mg Tablet Ascend is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing bloodvessels so blood can flow more easily.
Amlodipine is also used to prevent certain types of chest pain (angina). It may help to increase your ability to exercise and decrease the frequency of angina attacks. It should not be used to treat attacks of chest pain when they occur. Use other medications (such as sublingual nitroglycerin) to relieve attacks of chest pain as directed by your doctor.
HOW TO USE AMLODIPINE BESYLATE
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
If used for angina, this medication must be taken regularly to be effective. It should not be used to treat angina when it occurs. Use other medications (such as sublingual nitroglycerin) to relieve an angina attack as directed by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details.
BEFORE TAKING THIS MEDICINE
You should not take amlodipine if you are allergic to it.
To make sure amlodipine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- liver disease; or
- a heart valve problem called aortic stenosis.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Amlodipine 10 mg Tablet Ascend can pass into breast milk, but effects on the nursing baby are not known. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
Amlodipine is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 years old.
AMLODIPINE 10 MG TABLET ASCEND SIDE EFFECTS
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to amlodipine: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
In rare cases, when you first start taking amlodipine, your angina may get worse or you could have a heart attack. Seek emergency medical attention or call your doctor right away if you have symptoms such as:chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
- worsening chest pain;
- swelling in your feet or ankles;
- severe drowsiness; or
- a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.
Common Amlodipine 10 mg Tablet side effects may include:
- feeling tired;
- stomach pain, nausea; or
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
Side effects of amlodipine include:
- Swelling (edema)
- Excess fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema)
- Abdominal pain
- Male sexual disorder
- Skin rash
- Muscle cramps
- Muscle weakness
Postmarketing side effects of Amlodipine 10 mg Tablet reported include:
- Extrapyramidal disorder (muscle spasms, restlessness, muscle rigidity, slow movement, tremor, and jerky movements)
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
WHAT OTHER DRUGS INTERACT WITH AMLODIPINE?
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.
Severe Interactions of amlodipine include:
Serious Interactions of amlodipine include:
Amlodipine 10 mg Tablet moderate interactions with at leas 92 different drugs.
Amlodipine 10 mg Tablet moderate interactions with at leas 100 different drugs.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.
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