Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30)

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  • Manufactured by: Pfizer Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Amlodipine (2.5 mg)
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
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    Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) Information

    Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30), a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of High BP. Other than this, Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

    The optimal dosage of Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30)'s effect during pregnancy is Severe and Unknown while nursing. In addition, Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) related warnings section.

    Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension), Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Liver Disease must refrain from the use of Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) contraindications section.

    Drug interactions for Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    You should also be aware that Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) is safe while driving, and is addiction.



    Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) Benefits & Uses

    Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: High Blood Pressure
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage can be given up to 10 mg once daily
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Chest Pain
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage can be given up to 10 mg once daily
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Chest Pain
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage can be given up to 5 mg once daily
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: High Blood Pressure
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage can be given up to 5 mg once daily

    Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) safe for pregnant women?


      Amlogard should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) safe during breastfeeding?


      Due to lack of research work on this topic, the side effects of Amlogard for breastfeeding women are not known.

      Unknown
    • What is the effect of Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) on the Kidneys?


      There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Amlogard. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) on the Liver?


      You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Amlogard. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) on the Heart?


      Amlogard is completely safe for the heart.

      Safe


    Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30)

    • Is this Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) has not been reported.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

      No

    Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30)


      There is no information on the effects of taking Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30)


      Taking Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30) and alcohol together may cause some problems. If you notice any of these side effects, it is best to go to your doctor.

      Mild


    Frequently asked Questions about Amlogard 2.5 Tablet (30)

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Amlogard cause edema?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Amlogard can cause edema. It is the most common side effects of this drug. Usually swelling occurs in feet and ankle. If these effects cause troublesome, then consult your doctor regarding whether this effect arises due to amlodipine consumption or not. If yes, then you can stop taking this medicine with the help of doctor because of alternate treatment are also available. However, it is dose-related effects if taken a low dose, chances of edema are very less if consuming high dose the chances of edema are high.

    Question over 5 years ago

    Does Amlogard cause stomach upset?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, [medicine] can cause stomach upset. It is a common side effect of this drug. Please inform your doctor if you are experiencing stomach upset after taking this medicine.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Amlogard cause memory loss?

    Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

    No, use of Amlogard has not been associated with memory loss. But if you are in doubt do discuss with your doctor to check for underlying medical conditions resulting in memory loss.

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Amlogard?

    Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

    Amlogard is a brand name of amlodipine. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medications called calcium channel blocker. It is available in solid oral dosage forms like tablet and capsule. It is used in the treatment of high blood pressure (high BP) and coronary artery disease. It is not recommended for heart failure. It is also used in the treatment of angina (chest pain).

    Question over 5 years ago

    Can I discontinue Amlogard on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. OP Kholwad MBBS , General Physician

    No, Amlogard should not be discontinued on your own. Discontinuation of a drug on your own can cause some serious problem such as blood pressure or chest pain which lead to heart attack and stroke. So before stopping this medicine, you must consult your doctor, he/she may switch your treatment if you can not tolerate this drug.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

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    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Norvasc® (amlodipine besylate)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 540, 549, 550

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 147-148

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