Amlodipine Tablet acts as a calcium channel blocker that improves blood flow by dilating blood vessels. It is used to treat angina, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. It is recommended in case of heart failure if other medications fail to work. S Amlodipine Tablet is administered orally and its effects last for at least a day.
Some side effects of S Amlodipine Tablet include swelling, abdominal pain, feeling tired and nausea. Serious side effects include low blood pressure or a mild heart attack. The medicine may not be safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Dosage should be low for elderly people and for those with liver problems. If you have heart problems then intake of S Amlodipine Tablet may increase your health problems. It is not approved to be used by anyone who is 6 years of age or younger. Intake of alcohol along with this medicine may increase its side effects.
The usual dose for S Amlodipine Tablet is 5mg to 10 mg, taken orally once a day for as long as prescribed the doctor. The dosage is later adjusted depending on your reaction to the first dose. It is often times used in combination with other anti-hypertensive and anti-anginal medicines. If you miss a dose then take the next dose as soon as possible. If it is nearly time for the next one, then you should skip the missed dose. In case of overdosing, seek medical attention immediately.