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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Cardifort 5. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cardifort 5 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the develo... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cardifort 5 is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.... View More
Cardifort 5 may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Cardifort 5 may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or ... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cardifort 5 is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cardifort 5 is recommended.
Cardifort 5 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cardifort 5 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Cardif... View More
Cardifort 5 belongs to a class of medicines known as a calcium channel blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and prevent angi... View More
Uses of Cardifort 5
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Angina (heart-related chest pain)
Side effects of Cardifort 5
- Ankle swelling
- Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
- Edema (swelling)
- Abdominal pain
How to use Cardifort 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. Cardifort 5 may be taken w... View More
How Cardifort 5 works
Cardifort 5 is a calcium channel blocker. In high blood pressure, it normalizes the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels to reduce the pressure ... View More
What if you forget to take Cardifort 5?
If you miss a dose of Cardifort 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 yo... 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 Cardifort 5. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out,... 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 Cardifort 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.
Alternative brand for Cardifort 5
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