May 29, 2023

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that dilates (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow. Amlodipine is used to treat chest pain (angina) and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease. Amlodipine is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack.

Howdy michael davies here with the pharmaceutical company we will talk a little bit about the use and dosage of the drug and some of the side effects this medication amlodipine is an oral medication that doctors prescribe to treat some cardiovascular conditions in the united states it commonly goes under the brand name norvisk amlodipine is a type of calcium channel

Blocker doctors commonly prescribed these drugs to treat people with high blood pressure a doctor may also prescribe amlodipine for coronary artery disease and angina the fda consider amlodipine safe and effective for treatment of high blood pressure which doctors refer to as hypertension coronary artery disease angina which is chest pain resulting from reduced

Blood flow to the heart doctors sometimes also prescribe amylopin to treat people with other conditions this is known as off-label treatment because the fda has not yet approved the drug for these uses according to one source off-label uses of amlodipine include diabetic necropathy left ventricular hypertrophy raynaud’s phenomenon silent myocardial ischemia

The dosage for amplitude depends on the person’s condition and how well their symptoms respond to treatment the doctor will also take into account an individual’s age and medical history when recommending a dosage according to the fda’s prescribing information leaflet amylopean is available in tablets and capsule form and in a range of strengths including 2.5

Milligrams 5 milligrams and 10 milligrams quantities doctors prescribe amlodipine for a variety of conditions and the fda recommend the following dosages for treating high blood pressure for adults starting with 5 milligrams once daily with a maximum dose of 10 milligrams daily for older people or those with liver problems 2.5 milligrams once daily for children

Aged 6 to 17 years old 2.5 milligrams or 5 milligrams once daily the fda also recommend that doctors adjust a person’s dosage according to blood pressure goals but wait between 7 and 14 days between changes for treating chronic stable or vasospastic angina for adults 5 milligrams to 10 milligrams once daily most people will need to take 10 milligrams for the

Drug to treat their angina effectively for older people or those with liver problems 5 milligrams once daily for treating chronic artery disease for adults five to ten milligrams once daily for older people or those with liver problems five milligrams once daily according to the fda researchers have used clinical trials to evaluate the safety of amlodipine

In over 11 000 people these studies found that the drug rarely caused problems in dosages up 10 milligrams daily however common side effects include edema which is a swelling that occurs in different parts of the body particularly the feet or ankles dizziness flushing palpitations which are feelings of a fast or irregular heartbeat less common side effects

Include a headache fatigue nausea abdominal pain drowsiness amylopine can potentially interact with some other medications including some vastidine the fda recommends limiting the dosage of simvastatin to 20 milligrams daily while also taking amelipine medications that inhibit an enzyme called cyp3a4 can increase the concentration of amlodipine in the blood

These drugs include dultiazem catechinozole itraconazole and ritanavir the fda recommend that doctors monitor people who are taking both cyp3a4 inhibitors and amlodipine for symptoms of edema and low blood pressure cyclosporine in people who have had a kidney transplant taking amlodipine and cyclosporine together may increase the levels of cyclosporine in the

Body the fda have issued several warnings for doctors to take note of when prescribing amplitude these include hypotension amylopine can cause hypotension or low blood pressure in some people particularly those with severe aortic stenosis symptoms of hypotension include feeling faint tired and nauseous increased angina or myocardial infarction when starting or

Increasing the dosage of amlodipine it can worsen symptoms of angina and increase the risk of heart attack in some people particularly those with severe obstructive coronary disease however this is rare liver problems the liver extensively metabolizes amlodipine so doctors need to be cautious when prescribing this drug to people with liver conditions the fda

Recommend that doctors closely monitor these individuals and increase the dosages of amlodipine slowly considerations the fda have also highlighted some considerations that both the prescribing doctor and the person taking amlepine need to be aware of these include pregnancy there is a lack of research into the safety of taking amlodipine during pregnancy the

Fda recommended that doctors should only prescribe amylopin to pregnant women if the potential benefits outweigh the risks to the fetus breastfeeding scientists have not yet determined whether amlodipine can enter a woman’s breast milk because of this the fda recommend that women do not take amylopine while breastfeeding children under six years due to a lack

Of studies doctors do not know how safe or effective amyloidopene is in children under the age of six years possible alternative medications to amlodipine include other calcium channel blockers such as nicardipine clovidipine and nifedipine however doctors often prescribe amlodipine over some other medications because a person usually only needs to take one

Dose per day if a person experiences side effects on amatepine they should speak to a doctor about changing medication summary amylopine is an oral medication that doctors prescribe to treat high blood pressure coronary artery disease and angina it is generally a safe and effective drug but it may cause side effects in some people however a doctor may recommend

A lower dosage and close monitoring for some individuals taking ameliepine such as older people pregnant women and people with liver conditions amylopine can also interact with some other medications a person should speak to their doctor if they have any concerns about taking ameliepine or are experiencing any troubling side effects amylopine is used with or

Without other medications to treat high blood pressure lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes heart attacks and kidney problems amylippine belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers it works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily amidipine is also used to prevent certain types of chest pain angina if used for

Angina this medication must be taken regularly to be effective it should not be used to treat angina when it occurs use other medications such as sublingual nitroglycerin to relieve an angina attack as directed by your doctor consult your doctor or pharmacist for details that’s all for today subscribe to the pharmacological channel and stay with us good luck

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