Why Amlopres At for high blood pressure?
Amlopres AT contains two active ingredients. The combined actions of the two active ingredients make Amlopres AT a more effective drug in treating and reducing the blood pressure. Amlopres AT is a calcium channel blocking agent, cardioselective beta blocker and antihypertensive drug rolled into one.
How does Amlopres work?
Amlopres At is a combination drug. It contains Amlodipine Besylate and Atenolol as active ingredients. Atenolol is a drug known as beta blockers. It works by blocking the action of epinephrine on the heart and blood vessels that causes high blood pressure. Amlodipine is a calcium blocker. It works by relaxing the blood vessels to allow the blood to flow more easily.
How to use Amlopres AT?
Take Amlopres AT exactly as advised by your doctor. Take the medication by mouth with water. It is advisable to take the drug by mouth and on a full stomach to reduce the chances of having an upset stomach. Do not crush, break or chew the tablet. Swallow Amlopres AT tablet whole. Your dose and the duration of your treatment are based upon the advice of your doctor. Do not take Amlopres AT in larger dose than what is prescribed. Never stop taking this drug without consulting your doctor. Sudden cessation may cause severe health problems. For a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time for the missed dose. Skip the missed dose if it is less than 8 hours until your next dose.
What are the side effects of Amlopres AT?
Unwanted side effects of Amlopres AT:
- Central Nervous System
- Sleep disturbance
- Slow heart rate
- Heart failure
- Low blood pressure
- Respiratory System
- Shortness of breath
Other side effects are:
- Lack of sensual drive
- Stomach pain
- Muscle pain
- Swelling of feet and ankles
- Erectile dysfunction
Please seek medical attention if you experienced any of the side effects mentioned.
Warning and Precautions
- Amlopres AT may block symptoms of low blood glucose level. Consult your doctor if you are diabetic.
- The active ingredients may cause an allergic reaction. Tell your doctor if you have any allergies or are allergic to any medications.
- This drug may cause dizziness. When getting up from a sitting and lying position, get up slowly. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
- Amlopres AT is unsafe for pregnant and lactating women.