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Revised: 5/2016

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 Tablets 10mg "SAWAI"
 Active ingredient:
Amlodipine besilate
 Dosage form:
white to faintly yellowish white tablet, diameter: 8.6 mm, thickness: 4.2 mm
 Print on wrapping:
アムロジピン10mg「サワイ」, SW-AN10, 高血圧症, 狭心症, Amlodipine 10mg「SAWAI」

Effects of this medicine

This medicine blocks the calcium channel to suppress inflow of calcium into cells, leading to expansion of blood vessels and decrease in blood pressure. It also expands blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrition to the heart to improve and prevent chest pain.
It is usually used to treat hypertension and angina pectoris.

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 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 hypertension: In general, for adults, take 2.5 to 5 mg of amlodipine at a time, once a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. If its effect is insufficient, the dosage may be increased up to 10 mg, once a day.
    For angina pectoris: In general, for adults, take 5 mg of amlodipine at a time, once a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms.
    This medicine contains 10 mg of amlodipine in a tablet. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose and have hypertension, do not take the missed dose on that day and follow your regular dosing schedule from the following day. If you have angina pectoris, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. 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 due to decreased blood pressure. Pay close attention when working at heights or operating dangerous machinery, such as driving a car.
  • Avoid taking grapefruit juice with this medicine, since it may intensify medicinal effects.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include liver dysfunction, edema, hot flush (sensation of heat/flushing of the face), palpitation, decreased blood pressure, dizziness/light headedness, headache/dull headache, epigastric pain, constipation, nausea/vomiting, rash, itch, hives, photosensitivity, erythema multiforme, vasculitis, angioedema, gingival hypertrophy and general malaise. 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, yellow discoloration of the skin and the white of eyes  [fulminant hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • fever, sore throat, bleeding tendency [agranulocytosis, decreased white blood cell, decreased platelets]
  • bradycardia, dizziness, syncope [atrioventricular block]
  • muscle pain, lassitude, reddish brown urine [rhabdomyolysis]
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. (Store away from light and use the tablet as soon as possible after split it.)
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask your pharmacy or medical institution on how to discard the remainder.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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