Amlip 5 Mg
USA Brand Name
Amlip-5 is marketed globally by Cipla and is available at every leading online pharmacy, drugstore and medical supply store. The Active ingredient present in Amlip-5 is Amlodipine Besylate. Amlodipine is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain.
Manufacturer of Amlip-5
Amlip-5, that contains 5mg of Amlodipine Besylate is manufactured by Cipla. It is mainly marketed and supplied by the company and its associates in India.
Amlip-5 contains 5mg of Amlodipine Besilate.
USA Brands Equivalent to Amlodipine, The Salt In Amlip-5
Uses of Amlodipine, The Salt In Amlip-5
- It is used to treat chest pain or pressure.
- It is used to treat high blood pressure.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. More information can be provided to you by your physician.
How Amlip-5 Works
It inhibits calcium ion from entering the “slow channels” or select voltage-sensitive areas of vascular smooth muscle and myocardium during depolarization, producing a relaxation of coronary vascular smooth muscle and coronary vasodilation, increases myocardial oxygen delivery in patients with vasospastic angina. Amlodipine directly acts on vascular smooth muscle to produce peripheral arterial vasodilation reducing peripheral vascular resistance and blood pressure.
How to take Amlip-5
- Use this drug as advised by your doctor. Read all the information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Keep taking this drug as you have been told by your doctor or any other health care provider, even if you feel well.
- Take this drug at the same time of the day.
- Can be taken with or without food. However, It is advised to take it with food if it causes an upset stomach.
Amlodipine, the active salt in Amlip-5 is usually available as 2.5mg, 5mg and 10 mg tablets and is available at every leading online pharmacy, drugstore and medical supply store.
How long should I Continue To Take Amlip-5
It is always advisable to consult your physician before you start/stop taking the drug. Avoid taking such decisions on your own and do not self-medicate.
What Do I Do If I Miss A Dose Of Amlip-5
A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take multiple doses at the same time
Drugs That Interact With Amlip-5
The following drugs are known to interact with Amlip-5
- Antifungal Agents (Azole Derivatives, Systemic)
- Fusidic Acid (Systemic)
- Macrolide Antibiotics
- Rifamycin Derivatives
When Not To Take Amlip-5
- If you have an allergy to amlodipine or any other ingredient of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any similar drugs, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
Side Effects Of Amlip-5
- An allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Bad dizziness or passing out.
- Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Shortness of breath, abnormal weight gain, swelling in the arms or legs.
- Stiff muscles, shakiness, or muscle movements that are not normal.
Overdose Of Amlip-5
- Rapid heartbeat
- Severe dizziness
General Information and Precautions
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or any other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this drug affects you.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing stairs.
- Have your blood pressure checked often. Talk to your doctor.
- It is rare, but worse chest pain and heart attack can happen after this drug is first started or after the dose is raised. The risk may be greater in people who have very bad heart blood vessel disease. Talk with the doctor.
- If you are taking this drug and have high blood pressure, talk with your doctor before using OTC products that may raise blood pressure. These include cough or cold drugs, diet pills, stimulants, ibuprofen or like products, and some natural products or aids.
- Talk to your doctor before you drink alcohol.
- If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
- Female -Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Female -Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.