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Revised: 12/2013

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
AMLODIPINE OD Tablets 2.5mg "KAKEN"
 Active ingredient:
Amlodipine besilate
 Dosage form:
white to slightly yellowish white tablet, diameter: 6.0mm, thickness: 3.0mm
 Print on wrapping:
アムロジピンOD錠2.5mg「科研」, 2.5mg, LC1, アムロジピンOD, Amlodipine OD Tab. 「KAKEN」

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a calcium channel blocker to reduce the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels. As a result, it relaxes coronary and peripheral blood vessels to lower blood pressure and prevent an angina attack.
It is usually used to treat angina and high blood pressure.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: low blood pressure, liver dysfunction or kidney dysfunction.
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or possibly pregnant.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For the treatment of hypertension: In general, for adults, take 1 to 2 tablets (2.5 to 5 mg of amlodipine) at a time, once a day. If the dose seems to be insufficient, take 4 tablets (10 mg of amlodipine) at a time, once a day. The dose may be adjusted according to your symptoms. For children 6 years or older, take 1 tablet (2.5 mg of amlodipine) at a time, once a day. The dose may be adjusted according to your age, body weight and symptoms. Maximum dosage is 2 tablets (5 mg of amlodipine) per day.
    For the treatment of angina: In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (5 mg of amlodipine) at a time, once a day. The dose may be adjusted according to your symptoms.
    In any cases, strictly follow the instructions.
  • The medicine is designed to be taken without a glass of water. Take it with saliva after soaking it with saliva on the tongue and crunching it lightly with the tongue. Alternatively, it can be taken with a glass of water/lukewarm water like other general medicines.
  • (For treatment of hypertension) If you miss a dose, return to your regular dosing schedule from the next day. (For treatment of angina) If you miss a dose and remember it within one day, take the missed dose as soon as possible. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause dizziness and light headedness due to lowered blood pressure. Pay attention when you drive a car, work at heights or operate dangerous machines.
  • Avoid drinking grapefruit juice with this medicine, because the effect of this medicine may be increased.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include glow (heat sensation, facial hot flush etc.), dizziness/light headedness, headache, palpitation, polymorphic erythema, vasculitis, angioedema (swelling of the eyelid/lips, respiratory distress), rash, itch, hives, solar sensitiveness and gingival hyperplasia. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing in skin and white of eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • bleeding tendency (gingival or nose bleeding), prolonged bleeding, subcutaneous bleeding [thrombocytopenia]
  • throat pain, fever, headache [leukopenia]
  • bradycardia, dizziness, syncope [atrioventricular block]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. If you dispose of unused medicines, ask the pharmacist or the medical institution how to discard them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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