Amlokind-L Tablet contains two medicines, both of which help to control high blood pressure. It lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This will reduce your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.
Amlokind-L Tablet may be taken on an empty stomach or along with food. However, it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day, as prescribed by your doctor. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. It’s important to keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. By lowering your blood pressure, it is reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke so do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. You can help this medication work better by making a few changes to your lifestyle such as keeping active, stopping smoking, and eating a low salt and low-fat diet.
The most common side effects of this medicine include swelling in your ankles or feet (edema), headache, sleepiness, dizziness, tiredness, taste change, and upset stomach. Since it may cause sleepiness and dizziness, do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. Communicate to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or will not go away.
Earlier taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems or severe dehydration. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. While using this medicine, your blood pressure will need to be checked often and your kidney function may also need to be tested.
Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
Increased potassium level in blood
Alter in bowel habits
Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
Upper respiratory tract infection
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
Warning & Precautions:
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amlokind-L Tablet.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amlokind-L Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amlokind-L Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Amlokind-L Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Amlokind-L Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amlokind-L Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amlokind-L Tablet is recommended.
Amlokind-L Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amlokind-L Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Amlokind-L Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.
Q. Are there any special instructions regarding the storage and disposal of this medicine?
Retain this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Amlokind-L Tablet?
Affirmative, the use of Amlokind-L Tablet can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from a lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
Q. Can I use Amlokind-L Tablet in pregnancy?
No, Amlokind-L Tablet should be avoided in pregnancy. Its use can cause injury and even endanger the baby. If you conceive while using Amlokind-L Tablet, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately. Your doctor will recommend to you other ways to lower the blood pressure.
Q. What are some of the lifestyle changes I should make while using Amlokind-L Tablet?
Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Amlokind-L Tablet. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Amlokind-L Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.
Q. Can I stop taking Amlokind-L Tablet if I feel well?
No, do not stop the medication without consulting with the doctor. It should be used strictly as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Amlokind-L Tablet suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.
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