- Amlodipine Besilate–Olmesartan Medoxomil
- Bisoprolol Fumarate
- Isosorbide Dinitrate
- Isosorbide Dinitrate–Hydralazine
- Isosorbide Mononitrate
- Perindopril Erbumine
- Tadalafil Xtenda
What is Amlodipine–Metoprolol used for?
Amlodipine–Metoprolol is a combination medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and chest pain (angina). This medicine contains 2 drugs: Amlodipine (a calcium channel blocker that lowers high blood pressure and prevents certain types of angina) and Metoprolol (a beta blocker that treats hypertension, chest pain, as well as treats or prevents heart attacks).
Amlodipine–Metoprolol relaxes blood vessels and blocks the action of certain natural chemicals in your body, thereby lowering the heart rate, blood pressure and strain on the heart. Amlodipine–Metoprolol may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Amlodipine–Metoprolol?
The dosage of Amlodipine–Metoprolol prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Amlodipine–Metoprolol?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Amlodipine–Metoprolol medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Amlodipine–Metoprolol?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Amlodipine–Metoprolol, seek medical attention immediately.
Overdose symptoms of Amlodipine–Metoprolol may include severe dizziness, trouble breathing, fainting and weakness.
What other drug(s) could interact with Amlodipine–Metoprolol?
- St. John's wort
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Amlodipine–Metoprolol. Make sure to inform your doctor if you are taking any of the above-mentioned drugs.
Amlodipine–Metoprolol can interact with the following types of medicines: "azole" antifungal medications, protease inhibitors, medicines for viral infections, diuretics, diabetes medications, antidepressants, antimalaria medications and MAO inhibitors.
Usually drug interactions may occur when certain drugs are taken together. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any prescription medications, over-the-counter products (non-prescription medications) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbals, which may increase the effect of Amlodipine–Metoprolol. This information can help your doctor to warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. It is also important to tell your healthcare professional if you have any medical conditions or a family history of any medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Amlodipine–Metoprolol?
Like other medicines, Amlodipine–Metoprolol can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Amlodipine–Metoprolol are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Amlodipine–Metoprolol cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Amlodipine–Metoprolol develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Amlodipine–Metoprolol can cause side effects such as dizziness, tiredness, diarrhea, flushing, headache and sleep problems. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Amlodipine–Metoprolol.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Amlodipine–Metoprolol?
Is it possible for me to take Amlodipine–Metoprolol with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Amlodipine–Metoprolol?
What are the possible drug interactions of Amlodipine–Metoprolol?
How will Amlodipine–Metoprolol work in my body?
How should Amlodipine–Metoprolol be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Amlodipine–Metoprolol drug interactions and side effects?
What other important information should you know about Amlodipine–Metoprolol?
Before taking Amlodipine–Metoprolol, make sure to tell your doctor if you have
- severe heart problems (aortic stenosis)
- liver problems
- breathing problems
- blood circulation problems
- thyroid disorder
- are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
- Amlodipine–Metoprolol may cause dizziness/drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do any activities that require alertness until you are certain you can perform such tasks safely.
- Also, let your doctor know if you are allergic to Amlodipine–Metoprolol, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other medicines.
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Amlodipine–Metoprolol is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.