RiteMED Amlodipine Besilate

RiteMED Amlodipine Besilate

amlodipine

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RiteMED

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RiteMED
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Amlodipine besilate
Indications/Uses
Treatment of HTN & prophylaxis of angina.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult Usual dose: 5 mg once daily. HTN, stable & Prinzmetal's angina Initially 5 mg, may be increased to 10 mg once daily. Chronic stable or vasospastic angina, coronary artery disease 5-10 mg once daily. Elderly & patient w/ hepatic insufficiency 5 mg once daily. Childn 6-17 yr 2.5-5 mg once daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Advanced aortic stenosis, severe liver failure, history of shock. Systolic BP <90 mmHg. Pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
Severe bradycardia, heart failure (particularly in combination w/ β-blocker), cardiogenic shock. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Patients w/ hepatic disease. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Flushing, fatigue, edema, palpitation, vertigo, headache, drowsiness, abdominal pain, nausea.
Drug Interactions
Grapefruit juice.
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
RiteMED Amlodipine Besilate tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
100's (P725/pack, P7.25/tab)
Form
RiteMED Amlodipine Besilate tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
100's (P9.75/tab, P975/pack)
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