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Ampress 55mg

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Benham Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic: Amlodipine
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Ampress 5. Please consult your doctor.
PregnancyPregnancy
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
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
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.
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
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
KidneyKidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ampress 5 is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ampress 5 is recommended.
LiverLiver
CAUTION
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
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

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

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Ankle swelling
  • Sleepiness
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • 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

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • 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.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

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

Administration

Plasma concentrations may be elevated w/ CYP3A4 inhibitors (e.g. azole antifungals, ritonavir). Concomitant therapy w/ simvastatin may increase risk of ... View More

Adult Dose

Impaired liver or renal function, CHF, sick-sinus syndrome, severe ventricular dysfunction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, severe aortic stenosis. Caution... View More

Renal Dose

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

Contraindication

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.

Precaution

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

Interaction

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