Amlocor

Amlocor

amlodipine

Manufacturer:

Torrent

Distributor:

Torrent
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Amlodipine besilate
Indications/Uses
Mild to moderate HTN either as monotherapy or in combination w/ thiazide diuretics, β-adrenoceptor blocker or ACE inhibitors. Prophylaxis of angina.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult HTN & angina Initially 5 mg, may be increased to max dose of 10 mg once daily. Small, fragile or elderly & patient w/ hepatic insufficiency Initially 2.5 mg once daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to dihydropyridines (eg, nifedipine, nicardipine, isradipine). Pregnancy & lactation. Childn & adolescent <18 yr.
Special Precautions
Patients receiving either peripheral vasodilators (especially in patient w/ severe aortic stenosis) or in patient w/ severe heart failure. Impaired liver function.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, oedema, fatigue, flushing & dizziness.
MIMS Class
Calcium Antagonists / Anti-Anginal Drugs
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
Amlocor tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
100's (P2,300/pack)
Form
Amlocor tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
30's (P409.82/pack)
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