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Amlod contains Amlodipine as an active ingredient which is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. In patients with high blood pressure, it works by relaxing blood vessels, so that blood passes through them more easily. In patients with angina, it works by improving blood supply to the heart muscle, which then receives more oxygen, and as a result chest pain is prevented. It does not provide immediate relief of chest pain from angina.
It is used to treat:
• high blood pressure (hypertension).
• angina pectoris (pain in the chest caused by blockages in the arteries leading to the heart) or chest pain classed as vasospastic angina pectoris (or Prinzmetal’s angina)
Direction to Use
Your medicine can be used before or after food and drinks. You should take it at the same time each day with a glass of water. Do not take the tablets with grapefruit juice. It is important to keep taking the tablets. If you forget to take a tablet, leave out that dose completely. Take your next dose at the right time, then go on as before. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Do not interrupt or stop treatment without consulting your doctor, as your symptoms could return or ‘flare-up’.
Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema (swelling), Abdominal pain