Ambes-5/Ambes-10

Ambes-5/Ambes-10 Dosage/Direction for Use

amlodipine

Manufacturer:

GPO

Distributor:

GPO
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adults and Geriatric Patients: Hypertension: The usual initial adult dosage is 2.5-5 mg once daily. In geriatric patients, an initial dosage of 2.5 once daily is recommended. This reduced initial dosage is also can be used in adults when amlodipine is added to an existing antihypertensive drug regimen. Subsequent dosage should be adjusted according to the patient's blood pressure response and tolerance and usually should not exceed 10 mg once daily. Generally, dosage is increased gradually at 7 to 14 day intervals until optimum control of blood pressure is maintained. The usual maintenance dosage in adults is 5-10 mg once daily.
Prinzmetal's variant angina or chronic stable angina: The usual adult dosage is 5-10 mg once daily. In geriatric patients, the lower dosage of 5 mg once daily is recommended. Adequate control of angina usually requires a maintenance dosage of 10 mg daily.
Angiographically Documented Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): The recommended adult dosage is 5-10 mg once daily. In clinical studies the majority of patients required a dosage of 10 mg daily.
Children 6-17 years of age: Hypertension: The usual dosage is 2.5-5 mg once daily. The safety and efficacy of dosages exceeding 5 mg daily have not been established.
Dosage in Hepatic Impairment: Hypertension: An initial dosage of 2.5 mg daily is recommended. Subsequent dosage should be adjusted according to patient response and tolerance but usually should not exceed 10 mg once daily.
Prinzmetal's variant angina or chronic stable angina: The dosage of 5 mg is recommended. Adequate control of angina usually requires a maintenance dosage of 10 mg daily.
Mode of Administration: Amlodipine is administered orally. Amlodipine generally can be given without regard to meals.
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