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 tablet(s) (2.5 to 5 mg of amlodipine) once a day. If the dose seems to be insufficient, the dose may be increased up to 4 tablets (10 mg of amlodipine) 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) once a day. The dose may be adjusted according to the age, body weight, symptoms, but the maximum dosage is 2 tablets (5 mg of amlodipine) per day. Strictly follow the instructions.
For the treatment of angina: In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (5 mg of amlodipine) once a day. The dose may be adjusted according to your symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
- If you are a patient with hypertension, you do not have to take the missed dose on that day. Continue your regular dosing schedule from the following day. If you are a patient with angina, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if there are less than about 8 hours before the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
- If you accidentally took 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.
Possible adverse reactions to this medicine
The most commonly reported adverse reactions include edema, glow (heat sensation, facial glow, etc.), dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, dull headache, palpitation, rash, itch, hives, excess sun tan/itch/pigment deposition caused by sunlight, circular/oval red rash, fever, joint pain, rash or purple/red bruise on the arm/foot, general dullness, swelling/hives of the eyelid/lip/tongue, respiratory distress (caused by swollen airways), and gum 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, yellowness in the skin and the conjunctiva [fulminant hepatitis, hepatic dysfunction, jaundice]
- sore throat, headache, nose/gum bleeding [agranulocytosis, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia]
- bradycardia, faint, dizziness [atrioventricular block]
- pain of the limb muscle, stiffness, numbness [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.