Amlopres AT 5+50 mg
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|Generic For||Norvasc Tenormin|
|Generic Name||Amlodipine Besilate + Atenolol|
Amplopres AT is a combination drug consisting of Amlodipine Besylate and Atenolol. Amlodipine Besylate is a calcium channel blocker and is used in hypertension and prevents chest pain while Atenolol is a beta-blocker widely employed in hypertension, chest pain and post-heart attack. A fixed-dose combination of both the drugs produces enhanced anti-hypertensive effects. This dual combination is one of the most preferred antihypertensive drugs as it has excellent patient compliance and safety profile. Amlodipine Besylate and Atenolol are given in hypertension, chest pain and heart attack.
Amlodipine Besylate is a calcium channel blocker as it stops the influx of calcium ions through L type calcium channels. By inhibiting the entry of calcium channels, one can decrease the contractility of arterial smooth muscles and causes vasodilation. This all leads to relaxation of blood vessels and aids smooth arterial blood flow. In this way, it reduces the overall elevated blood pressure.
Atenolol binds with beta receptors present in the heart and vascular smooth muscles. It relaxes the blood vessels and lowers the blood pressure. It provides sufficient oxygen to the heart and other tissues. It helps in regulating proper heartbeat, therefore useful in a heart attack.
Limit the intake of alcoholic beverages and avoid activity that requires alertness as it causes dizziness. Monitor your blood pressure levels regularly. Excess sweating, vomiting and diarrhoea causes loss of water in excess and increases the risk of light-headedness. Always compensate for the fluid loss or dehydration with drinking loads of water.
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. This way, the doctor can decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Amlodipine Besylate and Atenolol. Medicines that can interact with Amlopres AT are cocaine, diabetes medicine, grapefruit juice, phenobarbital, other hypertensive drugs, calcium, NSAID’s, rifampin, zafirlukast, clarithromycin, amiodarone, fluoxetine, medications for prostate problems etc.
All medicines have their side effects, sometimes they are serious, but most of the times they are not. Common side effects include dizziness, facial flushing, anxiety, fatigue, dry and itchy skin, unexplained tiredness or weakness, abdominal pain, flatulence, headache, insomnia, and lightheadedness.
Always take the dose as prescribed by the physician. It is very important to consume medicine timely. The general recommended dose starts from one tablet of Amlodipine 5mg/ Atenolol 50 mg and can be increased depending upon the patient’s condition and demand. With time, dose adjustments are generally done according to the response of the patient. Always take medicine as prescribed by the doctor. You must swallow the whole tablet with one glass full of water. Do not crush or chew it. Amlodipine Besylate and Atenolol is taken once daily with or without food. It is the best way to take medicine at the same time daily because it shows the best results and helps to remember when to take the drug. It is important to take the medication as instructed by your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of medicine can cause adverse reactions. So before stopping the drug intake, always consult a physician.