Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet

Introduction

Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It also helps to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. It should be taken in the morning with food to avoid frequent urination at night.

Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet should be taken with food preferably in the morning to avoid frequent urination at night. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

Glucose intolerance, ankle swelling, headache, and decreased potassium level are some common side effects of this medicine. Consult your doctor If any of these bother you, or get worse, or do not go away.  Drink plenty of fluids while taking medicine to overcome muscle weakness, dry mouth, and extreme thirst. Dizziness or headache may occur due to low blood pressure, hence rise slowly from sitting position or avoid driving.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure, kidney function, level of electrolytes, and blood sugar level checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Uses of Amlovas CH Tablet

Side effects of Amlovas CH Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Amlovas CH

  • Glucose intolerance
  • Sleepiness
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Altered blood lipid level

How to use Amlovas CH Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Amlovas CH Tablet works

Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and chlorthalidone which lower blood pressure effectively. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which relaxes blood vessels and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body by increasing the amount of urine produced. Over time it also works by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.

Kidney

CAUTION
Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is not recommended in these patients.

Liver

CAUTION
Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Amlovas CH 5 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.