Amlox is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Amlox is used in the treatment of hypertension, chronic stable angina and vasospastic angina
Formulation: Amlodipine 5mg/10mg Tablets
Packaging Unit: 30 Tablets
Dosage: Adult: Initially, 5mg once daily increased to 10mg once daily if necessary. Elderly: Initial dose: 2.5mg once daily.
Hypertension, stable angina and prinzmetal's angina.
Selective dihydropyridine derivative calcium-channel blockers.
Mechanism Of Action
Amlodipine relaxes peripheral and coronary vascular smooth muscle. It produces coronary vasodilation by inhibiting the entry of Calcium into the voltage sensitive channels of the vascular smooth muscle and myocardium during depolarisation. It also increases myocardial oxygen delivery in patients with vasospastic angina.
Headache, peripheral oedema, fatigue, somnolence, nausea, abdominal pain, flushing, dyspepsia, palpitations, dizziness. Rarely pruritus, rash, dyspnoea, asthenia, muscle cramps. Hypotension, bradycardia, conductive system delay and CCF.
Known hypersensitivity to dihydropyridines.
May be taken with or without food.