Amlopres (Amlodipine Besilate) is a type of drug called a calcium channel blocker, and it is prescribed for a wide range of uses, including reducing high blood pressure, treating chest pain and other conditions occurring as a result of coronary artery disease. This medicine works by helping to relax the blood vessels, thereby relieving pressure on the heart as it does not need to pump as hard. In addition to this, it can increase the blood supply to the heart, thereby helping to prevent chest pain.
Dosage and Administration
Amlopres (Amlodipine Besilate) tablets are administered orally, together with a full glass of water. The correct amount of tablets will vary for each patient, depending on the condition being treated and other factors. Your doctor may need to adjust your dosage from time to time. It is very important that patients taking this medicine follow all instructions provided to them by their doctor, and never exceed the recommended dosage. Also, you must continue taking this medicine as prescribed in order for it to be effective.
Amlopres (Amlodipine Besilate) can cause some patients who take it to show signs of side effects, some of which are mentioned here:
Inflammation of the hands or limbs
Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
Fatigue or sleepiness
Inform your doctor about any side effects that occur. Remember that it is necessary to seek immediate medical attention if you notice any more rare but severe side effects, such as worsening of chest pain, a rapid heartbeat, fainting or any other negative reactions.
If you currently suffer from or have in the past ever suffered from heart problems, low blood pressure or diseases affecting the liver, you need to inform your doctor of your medical history before starting treatment with this drug.
Doctors consider older adults to be at a greater risk of side effects when taking this medication.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
Always use Amlopres (Amlodipine Besilate) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.
This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you suffer from any allergies.
If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.