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Amlox

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
Product Molecule
Amlox Tablets
Amlodipine
Indications
Hypertension, stable angina and prinzmetal's angina.
Pharmacological Class
Selective dihydropyridine derivative calcium-channel blockers.
Pharmacological Properties
Anti-angina, Antihypertensive.
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.
Side Effects
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.
Contraindications
Known hypersensitivity to dihydropyridines.
Observations
May be taken with or without food.
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