Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Adult: As monotherapy or in combination with other antihypertensive agents: As levamlodipine maleate/besylate: Initially, 2.5 mg once daily, may increase dose (or titrate every 1-2 weeks for maleate) as necessary according to patient response. Max: 5 mg once daily.
Elderly: As levamlodipine maleate: Initially, 1.25 mg once daily, may titrate every 1-2 weeks as necessary according to patient response.
Child: 6-17 years As levamlodipine maleate: 1.25-2.5 mg once daily.

Angina pectoris
Adult: As levamlodipine besylate: 2.5 mg once daily, may be increased up to 5 mg once daily if necessary.
Hepatic Impairment
Hypertension: As levamlodipine maleate: Initially, 1.25 mg once daily, may be titrated slowly for severe impairment.
May be taken with or without food.
Special Precautions
Patient with severe aortic stenosis; severe obstructive coronary artery disease, heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and outflow tract obstruction. Hepatic impairment. Children and elderly. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Worsening angina, acute MI, reflex tachycardia, symptomatic hypotension.
Cardiac disorders: Dyspnoea, palpitation.
Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, abdominal pain.
General disorders and administration site conditions: Fatigue, asthenia.
Hepatobiliary disorders: Jaundice.
Investigations: Increased liver enzymes.
Metabolism and nutrition disorders: Peripheral oedema.
Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: Muscle cramps.
Nervous system disorders: Dizziness, extrapyramidal disorder.
Psychiatric disorders: Somnolence, insomnia.
Reproductive system and breast disorders: Sexual dysfunction, gynaecomastia.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Rash, pruritus.
Vascular disorders: Flushing.
Monitoring Parameters
Monitor heart rate and blood pressure.
Symptoms: May be related to racemic amlodipine including excessive peripheral vasodilation, marked hypotension, reflex tachycardia. Management: In case of large overdose, monitor cardiac and respiratory function and perform gastric lavage. Monitor blood pressure. For hypotension, initiate CV support including elevation of extremities and administration of fluids. Consider administration of vasopressors (e.g. phenylephrine) in case hypotension remains unresponsive.
Drug Interactions
May increase serum concentrations with moderate and strong CYP3A4 inhibitors. May increase the serum levels of simvastatin, lovastatin, immunosuppressants (e.g. ciclosporin, tacrolimus).
Lab Interference
May result to false-negative aldosterone/renin ratio (ARR).
Mechanism of Action: Levamlodipine, a dihydropyridine Ca channel blocker, is the pharmacologically active antihypertensive isomer of amlodipine. It reduces peripheral vascular resistance and blood pressure by directly inhibiting Ca ion transmembrane influx into vascular smooth muscles and to a lesser extent into cardiac muscle cells.
Synonym: (S)-amlodipine.
Onset: Gradual.
Duration: ≥24 hours.
Absorption: Bioavailability: 64-90%. Time to peak plasma concentration: 6-12 hours.
Distribution: Plasma protein binding: Approx 93%.
Metabolism: Extensively metabolised in the liver (approx 90%) to form inactive metabolites.
Excretion: Via urine (10% as unchanged drug, 60% as metabolites). Elimination half-life: Approx 14.62-68.88 hours.
Chemical Structure

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Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Levamlodipine, CID=9822750, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Levamlodipine (accessed on May 26, 2020)

Store between 15-30°C.
MIMS Class
Calcium Antagonists
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