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Amlodipine 10mg Tablets, 28 Tablets
Amlodipine 10mg tablets are a prescription medicine used to treat high blood pressure. Amlodipine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium antagonists, which help relax blood vessels and improve blood flow. When taken regularly, amlodipine can lower your blood pressure, making it easier for your heart to pump blood throughout your body.
Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or a certain type of chest pain called angina, a rare form of which is Prinzmetal’s or variant angina.
In patients with high blood pressure this medicine works by relaxing blood vessels, so that blood passes through them more easily. In patients with angina Amlodipine works by improving blood supply to the heart muscle which then receives more oxygen and as a result chest pain is prevented. This medicine does not provide immediate relief of chest pain from angina.
What is High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure often has little or no symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes which can have a devastating impact on quality of life. Around one third (33%) adults in the Nigeria are believed to have high levels without knowing about it because they do not experience any discomfort when resting; however this may change for some people who become more active than usual due to work stressors like anxiety at night time before bedtime etc.. The only way you will know whether or not your own personalised level falls into this category would be by having an assessment done through testing methods including purchasing medicine over-the counter from stores.
Blood pressure is recorded with 2 numbers. The systolic pressure (higher number) is the force at which your heart pumps blood around your body.
The diastolic pressure (lower number) is the resistance to the blood flow in the blood vessels.
They’re both measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg).
As a general guide:
- high blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher (or 150/90mmHg or higher if you’re over the age of 80)
- ideal blood pressure is usually considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg
Blood pressure readings between 120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg could mean you’re at risk of developing high blood pressure if you do not take steps to keep your blood pressure under control.
Everyone’s blood pressure will be slightly different. What’s considered low or high for you may be normal for someone else.
If your blood pressure is too high, it puts extra strain on your blood vessels, heart and other organs, such as the brain, kidneys and eyes.
Persistent high blood pressure can increase your risk of a number of serious and potentially life-threatening health conditions, such as:
- heart disease
- heart attacks
- heart failure
- peripheral arterial disease
- aortic aneurysms
- kidney disease
- vascular dementia
If you have high blood pressure, reducing it even a small amount can help lower your risk of these health conditions.
It’s not always clear what causes high blood pressure, but there are things that can increase your risk.
You might be more at risk if you:
- are overweight
- eat too much salt and do not eat enough fruit and vegetables
- do not do enough exercise
- drink too much alcohol or coffee (or other caffeine-based drinks)
- do not get much sleep or have disturbed sleep
- are over 65
- have a relative with high blood pressure
- are of black African or black Caribbean descent
- live in a deprived area
Making healthy lifestyle changes can sometimes help reduce your chances of getting high blood pressure and help lower your blood pressure if it’s already high.
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What is the price of Amlodipine 10mg Tablets in Nigeria
The price of Amlodipine 10mg Tablets is N850
Where can you buy Amlodipine 10mg Tablets In Nigeria?
You can Buy Amlodipine 10mg Tablets at Asset Pharmacy Lagos Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.
How to Use
How to take Amlodipine 10mg tablets
Always take Amlodipine tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Methods and routes of administration
This medicine can be used before or after food and drinks. You should take this medicine at the same time each day with a drink of water. Do not take Amlodipine with grapefruit juice.
The usual starting dose is 5 mg once daily. If necessary, your doctor may increase the dose to 10 mg once daily.
Use in children and adolescents (6 -17 years old)
The recommended usual starting dose is 2.5 mg a day. The maximum recommended dose is 5 mg a day.
It is important to keep taking the tablets. Do not wait until your tablets are finished before seeing your doctor.
Amlodipine 2.5 mg is not currently available and the 2.5 mg dose cannot be obtained with
Amlodipine tablets 5 mg and 10 mg as these tablets are not manufactured to break into two equal halves.
There is no special dosage for the elderly; however, care must be taken when the dose is increased.
If you have kidney problems
The normal dosage is recommended. Amlodipine cannot be removed from the blood by dialysis (artificial kidney). Amlodipine tablets should be administered with particular caution to patients undergoing dialysis.
If you have liver problems
Your doctor will decide if this medicine is suitable for you and the correct dose for you to take
What you need to know before you take Amlodipine
Do not take Amlodipine
- If you are allergic to amlodipine, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6), or to any other calcium antagonists. This may be itching, reddening of the skin or difficulty in breathing.
- If you have severe low blood pressure (hypotension).
- If you have narrowing of the aortic heart valve (aortic stenosis) or cardiogenic shock (a condition where your heart is unable to supply enough blood to the body).
- If you suffer from heart failure after a heart attack.
For more information talk to your doctor.
Other medicines and Amlodipine
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Amlodipine may affect or be affected by other medicines, such as:
- ketoconazole, itraconazole (anti-fungal medicines)
- ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir (so called protease inhibitors used to treat HIV)
- rifampicin, erythromycin, clarithromycin (for infections caused by bacteria)
- hypericum perforatum (St. John’s Wort)
- verapamil, diltiazem (heart medicines)
- dantrolene (infusion for severe body temperature abnormalities)
- tacrolimus (medicine used to control your body’s immune response, enabling your body to accept the transplanted organ)
- simvastatin (a cholesterol lowering medicine)
- cyclosporine (an immunosuppressant)
Amlodipine may lower your blood pressure even more if you are already taking other medicines to treat your high blood pressure.
Amlodipine with food and drink
Grapefruit juice and grapefruit should not be consumed by people who are taking Amlodipine. This is because grapefruit and grapefruit juice can lead to an increase in the blood levels of the active ingredient amlodipine, which can cause an unpredictable increase in the blood pressure lowering effect of Amlodipine.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
The safety of amlodipine in human pregnancy has not been established. If you think you might be pregnant, or are planning to get pregnant, you must tell your doctor before you take Amlodipine.
It is not known whether amlodipine is passed into breast milk. If you are breast-feeding or about to start breast-feeding you must tell your doctor before taking Amlodipine
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Amlodipine may affect your ability to drive or use machines. If the tablets make you feel sick, dizzy or tired, or give you a headache, do not drive or use machines and contact your doctor immediately.
How to store Amlodipine
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the pack after ‘Expiry:’ The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25° C. Store in the original package.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
Possible side effects of Amlodpine
Like all medicines, Amlodipine tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms after taking this medicine. Although they are very rare, the symptoms can be severe.
Sudden wheeziness, chest pain, shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing
Swelling of eyelids, face or lips
Swelling of the tongue and throat which causes great difficulty breathing
Severe skin reactions including intense skin rash, hives, reddening of the skin over your whole body, severe itching, blistering, peeling and swelling of the skin,
inflammation of mucous membranes (Stevens Johnson Syndrome) toxic epidermal
necrolysis or other allergic reactions
Heart attack, abnormal heart beat
Inflamed pancreas which may cause severe abdominal and back pain accompanied with feeling very unwell
The following very common side effect has been reported. If this causes you problems or if it
lasts for more than one week, you should contact your doctor.
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
Oedema (fluid retention)
The following common side effects have been reported. If any of these cause you problems or if they last for more than one week, you should contact your doctor.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Headache, dizziness, sleepiness (especially at the beginning of treatment)
Palpitations (awareness of your heart beat),flushing
Abdominal pain, feeling sick(nausea)
• Altered bowel habits, diarrhoea, constipation, indigestion,
• Tiredness, weakness
• Visual disturbances, double vision
• Muscle cramps
Other side effects that have been reported include the following list. If any of these get serious,
or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
Enlarged breasts or discomfort in men
Sleep disorders, irritability, depression
Pain,feeling unwell, dry mouth, uncontrolled shaking, pins and needles, increased
Problems with your eye-sight (visual disturbances)
Mood changes, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness
Trembling, taste abnormalities
Numbness or tingling sensation in your limbs, loss of pain sensation
Sneezing/running nose caused by inflammation of the lining of the nose (rhinitis)
Disorder in passing urine, increased need to urinate at night, increased number of times
of passing urine
Ringing or buzzing in the ears
Fainting, increased heart rate, chest pain, aggravation of angina may occur at the
beginning of the treatment
Low blood pressure, inflammation of the blood vessels
Breathing difficulties, inflammation of the nasal mucosa, cough
Dry mouth, vomiting (being sick), diarrhoea, constipation, swollen gums
Prickling and tingling sensation of the skin , itching, red patches on skin, nettle rash,
hair loss, discolouration of the skin
Muscle cramps, back pain, muscle and joint pain
Increased need to urinate
Increase or decrease in weight
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
Decreased numbers of white blood cells, decrease in blood platelets which may result in
unusual bruising or easy bleeding (red blood cell damage)
Excess sugar in blood (hyperglycaemia)
A disorder of the nerves which can cause weakness, tingling or numbness
Swelling of the gums
Abdominal bloating (gastritis)
Abnormal liver function, inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), yellowing of the skin
(jaundice), liver enzyme increase which may have an effect on some medical tests
Increased muscle tension
Inflammation of blood vessels, often with skin rash
Sensitivity to light
Disorders combining rigidity, tremor, and/or movement disorders
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. Y
What Amlodipine 10 tablet contains
The active substance is amlodipine. Each tablet contains 10 mg of
amlodipine (as besilate).
– The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose (E460), sodium starch glycollate, sodium acid citrate (E331), magnesium stearate (E572), croscarmellose sodium and crospovidone.
This product requires a prescription from your Doctor.
Please follow the instruction received from the pharmacy on how to forward your prescription to the pharmacy after you have paid for the medicine.
A prescription drug is a pharmaceutical medication that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
To order this product you confirm that you are under the care of your doctor or consultant and have been given permission by them for purchase, fulfillment & use in treatment with their written consent
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