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    Amlokind Information

    Amlokind is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of High BP. Amlokind also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The optimal dosage of Amlokind is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Amlokind can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Amlokind normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Amlokind is Severe for pregnant women and Unknown for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Amlokind has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Amlokind 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 Amlokind since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Amlokind are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Additionally, Amlokind may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to the above precautions for Amlokind, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



    Amlokind Benefits & Uses

    Amlokind is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Amlokind 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

    Amlokind Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Amlokind safe for pregnant women?


      Amlokind can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Amlokind safe during breastfeeding?


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

      Unknown
    • What is the effect of Amlokind on the Kidneys?


      Kidney can be affected by Amlokind. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Amlokind on the Liver?


      Amlokind may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Amlokind on the Heart?


      Using Amlokind does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Amlokind with Other Drugs

    Amlokind should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Amlokind Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Amlokind unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Amlokind

    • Is this Amlokind habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Amlokind.

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


      Amlokind will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Amlokind only on doctor's advice.

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


      Amlokind is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

    Amlokind Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Amlokind


      Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Amlokind together with food.

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Amlokind


      Taking [medicine] and alcohol at the same time may lead to mild side effects. Contact your doctor right away if you observe any side effects.

      Mild


    Frequently asked Questions about Amlokind

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can I take Amlokind along with ibuprofen?

    Yes, Amlokind can be taken with ibuprofen. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking ibuprofen do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Amlokind cause edema?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Amlokind 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 about 5 years ago

    Does Amlokind cause memory loss?

    Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

    No, use of Amlokind 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 4 years ago

    Can I take Amlokind with paracetamol?

    ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Amlokind can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking ibuprofen do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Amlokind?

    Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

    Amlokind 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).



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    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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