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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Ampress 5. Please consult your doctor.
Ampress 5 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developi... View More
Ampress 5 is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Ampress 5 may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Ampress 5 may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tire... View More
Ampress 5 is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ampress 5 is recommended.
Ampress 5 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ampress 5 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Ampress 5 ... View More
Ampress 5 belongs to a class of medicines known as a calcium channel blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and prevent angina... View More
Uses of Ampress 5
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Angina (heart-related chest pain)
Side effects of Ampress 5
- Ankle swelling
- Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
- Edema (swelling)
- Abdominal pain
How to use Ampress 5
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ampress 5 may be taken wit... View More
How Ampress 5 works
Ampress 5 is a calcium channel blocker. In high blood pressure, it normalizes the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels to reduce the pressure on... View More
What if you forget to take Ampress 5?
If you miss a dose of Ampress 5, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your... View More
- Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
- A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Ampress 5. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, r... View More
- It can cause ankle or foot swelling. To reduce the swelling, raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
- It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform any activity that requires mental focus until you know how Ampress 5 affects you.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Oral Prinzmetal's angina; Stable angina Adult: Initially, 5 mg once daily increased to 10 mg once daily if necessary. Elderly: Initially, 2.5 mg once... View More
Plasma concentrations may be elevated w/ CYP3A4 inhibitors (e.g. azole antifungals, ritonavir). Concomitant therapy w/ simvastatin may increase risk of ... View More
Impaired liver or renal function, CHF, sick-sinus syndrome, severe ventricular dysfunction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, severe aortic stenosis. Caution... View More
Amlodipine relaxes peripheral and coronary vascular smooth muscle. It produces coronary vasodilation by inhibiting the entry of Ca ions into the slow ch... View More
Hypertension <6 years: Safety and efficacy not established >6 years: 2.5-5 mg/day PO
Mode of Action
May be taken with or without food.
Mild to moderate hypertension, Chronic stable and vasospastic angina, Raynaud's disease, Coronary Artery Disease, HTN, Stroke prevention
Pregnancy Category Note
>10% Edema (1.8-10.8%),Pulmonary edema (7-15%) 1-10% Headache (7.3%),Fatigue (4.5%),Palpitations (0.7-4.5%),Dizziness (1.1-3.4%),Nausea (2.9%),Flus... View More
Hypersensitivity to Amlodipine or other calcium channel antagonist, Severe hypertension.
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More