Hovasc

Hovasc

amlodipine

Manufacturer:

Hovid

Distributor:

DCH Auriga - Healthcare
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Amlodipine besilate
Indications/Uses
1st line treatment of HTN; myocardial ischemia due to fixed obstruction (stable angina) &/or vasospasm/vasoconstriction (Prinzmetal's or variant angina) of coronary vasculature.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Initial dose: 5 mg once daily. Max: 10 mg.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to dihydropyridines.
Special Precautions
Risk of increased frequency, duration &/or severity of angina &/or acute MI particularly in patients w/ severe obstructive coronary artery disease. Patients w/ severe aortic stenosis. Patients w/ heart failure. Patients w/ severe hepatic impairment. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn.
Adverse Reactions
Flushing; fatigue; edema; dizziness, headache; abdominal pain, nausea; palpitations; somnolence.
ATC Classification
C08CA01 - amlodipine ; Belongs to the class of dihydropyridine derivative selective calcium-channel blockers with mainly vascular effects. Used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Hovasc tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
Form
Hovasc tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
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