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What is Amlopres AT?
Amlopres AT Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Myocardial Infarction, Angina, Severe Pain In Chest and other conditions. Amlopres AT Tablet contains Amlodipine, and Atenolol as active ingredients. Amlopres AT Tablet works by blocking receptors resulting in slowing of heart rate and reducing oxygen demand; relaxing the muscle cells thus reducing blood pressure, force and rate of heartbeat;
Amlopres AT Tablet Uses
Amlopres AT Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Myocardial Infarction
- Severe Pain In Chest
Amlopres AT Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Amlopres AT Tablet improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
Blocking receptors resulting in slowing of heart rate and reducing oxygen demand.
Relaxing the muscle cells thus reducing blood pressure, force and rate of heartbeat.
Amlopres AT Tablet – Composition and Active Ingredients
Amlopres AT Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
- Atenolol (25 MG)
- Amlodipine (5 MG)
Amlopres AT Tablet – Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Amlopres AT Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Feeling Tired
- Pain In Muscles
- Cold Hands Or Feet
- Slowing Of Heart Rate
- Disturbed Sleep
- Hypersensitivity Reactions
Amlopres AT Tablet – Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Avoid sudden position changes
- Cessation should be done gradually over 7-14 days along with patient monitoring
- Check your blood pressure
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery
Amlopres AT Tablet – Drug Interactions
If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Amlopres AT Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Amlopres AT Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
- Grapefruit juice
Amlopres AT Tablet – Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Amlopres AT Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Amlopres AT Tablet should not be taken if you have the following conditions:
- Aortic stenosis
- COPD sick sinus syndrome
- Cardiogenic shock
- Manifested heart failure
- Overt cardiac failure
Missing a dose
In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not take extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
Overdosage of Amlopres AT Tablet
Do not take more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Amlopres AT Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
Storage of Amlopres AT Tablet
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Amlopres AT Tablet.
Expired Amlopres AT Tablet
Taking a single dose of expired Amlopres AT Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to take expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
Amlopres AT Tablet – Frequently asked Questions
Can Amlopres AT Tablet be used for hypertension and arrhythmias?
Yes, hypertension and arrhythmias are among the most common reported uses for Amlopres AT Tablet. Please do not use Amlopres AT Tablet for hypertension and arrhythmias without consulting first with your doctor
How long do I need to use Amlopres AT Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?
Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to eat Amlopres AT Tablet.
At what frequency do I need to use Amlopres AT Tablet?
please follow your doctor’s advice on how often you need to Amlopres AT Tablet
Should I consume Amlopres AT Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?
this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how you should eat this medicine.
Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Amlopres AT Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Amlopres AT Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.
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