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Exhaustive list of drugs categorized/segregated based on what it prevents along with the side effects. These drugs are consumed by consumers rather than patients because it is their daily routine to gobble up all the medicine at-least ones a day. 


Name Treatment Side effects/Contraindications
voglibose tablet Diabetes improvement of postprandial hyperglycemia in diabetes mellitus only when diet and/or exercise or oral hyperglycemic drug or Insulin preparation in addition to diet and/or exercise, does not result in adequate glycemic (Glycemic) control. The avoidance of high postprandial (aftermeals) blood glucose level is one of the main advantages of drug. do not use this medicine ------- - You have an obstruction of the stomach or intestine, or you are at risk for these problems - You have long-term (chronic) intestinal inflammation, colon ulcers, or other problems that interfere with digestion or nutrient absorption. Safety info ----- - Voglibose may cause low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia) when used in combination with sulfonylurea drugs or insulin. If such an event occurs, your healthcare provider may need to decrease the dose of medicine that you are taking. Voglibose prevents the breakdown of table sugar. In case of low blood sugar, use glucose (dextrose), not sugar or fruits, to treat symptoms of low blood sugar. - Gas, diarrhea, upset stomach, or stomach pain may occur initially during the first few weeks of treatment with Voglibose. These will improve with time. Your doctor may prescribe special diet to help lessen these side effects. If any of these effects continue or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist at once. - Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Voglibose before undergoing any medical, dental or surgical care - Lab tests, including fasting blood glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin and liver function tests may be performed to monitor whether your blood sugar is under control or for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments. - PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Voglibose should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Do not breast-feed while taking Voglibose.
Clopidogrel + Aspirin helps to prevent blood clots. It reduces the chance of having a heart attack or a stroke in people who have already had a heart attack or a stroke. Clopidogrel can also decrease the chance of a heart attack or stroke in certain groups of people at high risk for these events. More common: • black, tarry stools • blood from vomiting • blood in urine or stools • nosebleed • red or purple spots on the skin • skin rash or itching • stomach pain Rare: • difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, or tightening of the throat • fever • sudden weakness • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, hands, or feet • unusual bleeding or bruising, or pinpoint red spots on the skin • unusual rash, allergic reaction, or hives • unusually heavy menstrual bleeding Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): • diarrhea • indigestion (heartburn) • mild stomach upset What drug(s) may interact with clopidogrel? • aspirin • blood thinners such as warfarin or enoxaparin • antiinflammatory drugs such as NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen) • cilostazol • dipyridamole • DHEA • doxercalciferol • feverfew • fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) supplements • garlic • ginger • ginkgo biloba • horse chestnut • fluvastatin • phenytoin • prasterone • ramelteon • tamoxifen • ticlopidine • tolbutamide • torsemide Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your physician or health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
Vildagliptin and metformin HCL tablets used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in people who are already taking vildagliptin and metformin tablets separately, or whose diabetes cannot be controlled by metformin alone. It is given together with diet and exercise. Type 2 diabetes mellitus used to be known as 'non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)' or 'maturity onset diabetes'. Type 2 diabetes develops if the body does not produce enough insulin, or where the insulin that your body makes does not work as well as it should. It can also develop if the body produces too much glucagon. Insulin is a substance which helps to lower the level of sugar in your blood, especially after meals. Glucagon is another substance which triggers the production of sugar by the liver, causing the blood sugar to rise. The pancreas makes both of these substances. Galvumet helps to control the blood sugar level. It works by making the pancreas produce insulin and less glucagon (effect of vildagliptin) and also by helping the body to make better use of the insulin it produces (effect of metformin). Your doctor will prescribe Galvumet to replace the antidiabetic medicine(s) you are already taking, where that medicine(s) alone is not enough to control your blood sugar level. It is important that you continue to follow the diet and/or exercise recommended for you whilst you are on treatment with Galvumet. Warning! Hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose) has been commonly reported with this medicine. Symptoms of hypoglycaemia usually occur suddenly and may include cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, anxious feeling, unusual tiredness or weakness, confusion, difficulty in concentration, excessive hunger, temporary vision changes, headache, nausea and palpitations. You should talk to your doctor or diabetes specialist about this and make sure you know what to do if you experience these symptoms. Your ability to concentrate or react may be reduced if you have low blood sugar, and this can cause problems driving or operating machinery. You should take precautions to avoid low blood sugar when driving - discuss this with your doctor. This medicine may also cause dizziness, and if affected you should take care when driving or operating machinery. You should avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine, as it can increase the risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) and lactic acidosis (see below). Metformin can cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood. It is more likely to occur in people with decreased kidney function. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol while taking this medicine, particularly on an empty stomach or if you have liver problems, can also increase the risk of lactic acidosis. Your doctor will monitor you for this side effect, but symptoms that might indicate its development include rapid and/or deep breathing and non-specific symptoms such as feeling weak, sick or generally unwell, vomiting, abdominal pain, or unusual muscle pains or discomfort. You should stop taking this medicine and consult your doctor if you experience any of these. Your kidney function should be monitored regularly while you are taking this medicine. Your doctor will usually want to check your kidney function once or twice a year, or more frequently if you are elderly or have any existing kidney problems. Rare cases of inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) have been reported in people taking vildagliptin. For this reason, your liver function should be checked before starting treatment, every three months during the first year of treatment, and regularly thereafter. You should consult your doctor if you develop any of the following symptoms while taking this medicine, so that your liver can be checked: unexplained nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice). People with diabetes have a higher risk of developing foot ulcers and blistering of the skin. It is therefore important to have a good foot care routine. Consult your doctor if you get any new blisters or ulcers while taking this medicine. Your doctor will ask you to stop taking this medicine temporarily if you are going to have a certain type of X-ray involving an injection of iodinated dye (contrast agent). Tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine if you are due to have this type of X-ray. You should not start taking this medicine again until 48 hours after the X-ray, and only after your kidney function has been tested and found to be normal. Consult your doctor about your diabetes treatment if you are due to have surgery under a general anaesthetic. In these situations blood sugar is normally controlled by insulin, so your doctor may ask you to stop taking this medicine 48 hours before surgery. Use with caution in Elderly people. People taking ACE inhibitor medicines, eg captopril. Not to be used in Type 1 diabetes - Diabetic keto-acidosis. ,Diabetic pre-coma (due to ketoacidosis in severe and inadequately treated diabetes). - Decreased kidney function or kidney failure. - Decreased liver function. - Heart failure. - People who have recently had a heart attack. - People with conditions that cause breathing to be ineffective, ie to not effectively oxygenate the blood or remove carbon dioxide from the lungs (respiratory failure). People with reduced blood flow to vital internal organs (shock). -Severe infections or trauma. -Dehydration. -Alcohol intoxication. -Alcoholism. Pregnancy. -Breastfeeding. This medicine is not recommended for children and adolescents under 18 years of age because its safety and effectiveness have not been established in children. This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Febuxostat tablets used for treating gout caused by excessive levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia). Uric acid is formed from the breakdown of certain chemicals (purines) in the body. Hyperuricemia occurs when the body produces more uric acid than it can eliminate. The uric acid forms crystals in joints (gouty arthritis) and tissues, causing inflammation and pain. Elevated blood uric acid levels also can cause kidney disease and kidney stones. Febuxostat prevents the production of uric acid by blocking the activity of the enzyme (xanthine oxidase) that converts purines to uric acid. Uric acid levels may fall to target treatment levels within two weeks. Common reactions to febuxostat include nausea, rash, joint pain, gout flares, and liver problems. Less common side effects include stroke, heart attack, anemia, hepatitis, hypersensitivity, and weight loss.
Glimepiride Glimepiride is an anti-diabetic drug (sulfonylurea-type) used along with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar. It is used in patients with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). It works by stimulating the release of your body's natural insulin. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Nausea or upset stomach may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: yellowing eyes or skin, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness, easy bleeding or bruising, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), mental/mood changes, unusual or sudden weight gain, seizures.This medication can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). This effect may occur if you do not consume enough calories (from food, juices, fruit, etc.). The symptoms include chills, cold sweat, blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, shaking, rapid heart rate, weakness, headache, fainting, tingling of the hands or feet, or hunger. It is a good habit to carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. If you are in a situation where you don't have these reliable forms of glucose, eat a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, or candy, or drink a glass of orange juice or non-diet soda to quickly raise your blood sugar level. Tell your doctor immediately about the reaction. To help prevent hypoglycemia, eat meals on a regular schedule and do not skip meals.Symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) include thirst, increased urination, confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, or fruity breath odor. If these symptoms occur, tell your doctor immediately. Your medication dosage may need to be increased.A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Glimepiride/Metformin HCL Amaryl M (Glimepiride/Metformin HCL) is given to patients to help treat type 2 diabetes. This drug contains two active ingredients, glimepiride and metformin. These two ingredients work together to control type 2 diabetes. Glimepiride works by causing the pancreas to produce more insulin, thereby helping to lower blood sugbar. Metformin works by reducing the amount of glucose the body absorbs from food, and increasing the body's response to insulin. This drug is not suitable for treating type 1 diabetes. Patients may experience some side effects when taking Amaryl M (Glimepiride/Metformin HCL), such as: Spinning sensation or headaches Tiredness Skin sensitivity to sunlight Upset stomach or vomiting Loose stools Patients should immediately consult their physician if they experience any other more serious side effects, such as loss of breath, dark colored urine, a pain in the upper stomach, yellowing of the eyes or skin, pain in the muscles, hallucinations or fever.
Ranolazine extended-release tablets Ranolazine is an anti-anginal medication. It works by improving blood flow to help the heart work more efficiently. Ranolazine is used to treat chronic angina (chest pain). Ranolazine is not for use during an acute (emergency) attack of angina. Ranolazine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not take ranolazine if you have cirrhosis of the liver. There are many other drugs that should not be used together with ranolazine, such as dexamethasone (Cortastat, Dexasone, Solurex, DexPak), St. John's wort, barbiturates such as phenobarbital, and certain medicines to treat infections, HIV or AIDS, depression, cancer, seizures, high blood pressure, heart disease, narcolepsy, tuberculosis, or pulmonary arterial hypertension. Before you take ranolazine, tell your doctor about all other medications you are using. To make sure you can safely take ranolazine, tell your doctor if you have a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome. FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether ranolazine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. It is not known whether ranolazine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using ranolazine.
Telmisartan Telmisartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Telmisartan is also used to decrease the chance of heart attack, stroke, or death in people 55 years of age or older who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease. Telmisartan is in a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. Before taking telmisartan, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to telmisartan, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in telmisartan tablets. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients. tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as benazepril (Lotensin, in Lotrel), captopril (Captoten, in Capozide), enalapril (Vasotec, Lexxel, in Vaseretic), fosinopril (Monopril), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril, in Prinzide), moexipril (Univasc, in Uniretic), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril, in Accuretic, Wuinaretic), ramipril (Altace), and trandolapril (Mavik, in Tarka);aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and selective COX-2 inhibitor such as celecoxib (Celebrex); digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps, Phenytek); diuretics ('water pills') including spironolactone (Aldactone, in Aldactazide); lithium (Eskalith CR, Eskalith, Lithobid); and potassium supplements. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects. tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart failure; blockage of the bile duct (condition when bile can not flow from the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine, which can occur with gallstones, tumors, or injury); or kidney or liver disease. tell your doctor if youare breast-feeding. you should know that telmisartan may cause drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you. you should know that diarrhea, vomiting, not drinking enough fluids, and sweating a lot can cause a drop in blood pressure, which may cause lightheadedness and fainting. Tell your doctor if you have any of these problems or develop them during your treatment. Do not use salt substitutes containing potassium without talking to your doctor. If your doctor prescribes a low-salt or low-sodium diet, follow these directions carefully Telmisartan may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: back pain sinus pain and congestion diarrhea Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, or those listed in the SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS section, call your doctor immediately: swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs hoarseness difficulty breathing or swallowing pain and cramping in the lower leg that comes and goes during walking or exercise blistering of the skin or rash Telmisartan may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
Atorvastatin Atorvastatin Tablets is a drug that blocks the body's natural ability to make cholesterol. Atorvastatin Tablets can also help lower blood cholesterol levels for patients suffering from stroke or heart disease. Atorvastatin Tablets is not a cure and is only for patients who are not trying to lower their cholesterol by a controlled diet. Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for Atorvastatin Tablets: Infection Severe injury An hormone disorder such as diabetes or an under active thyroid Seizures Liver disease An alcohol problem Recent surgery Low blood pressure Blood salt imbalance An unusual or abnormal reaction to atorvastatin, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives Pregnant or trying to get pregnant Breastfeeding If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as Atorvastatin Tablets may not be recommended for certain situations. Conflicting Medications Always consult the doctor who prescribed Atorvastatin Tablets to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list: Birth control pills Herbal medicines such as Went Yeast Medicines for fungal infections Cimetidine Medicines used to stop early pregnancy Medicines that suppress your immune system such as cyclosporine Troglitazone Medicines to lower cholesterol or triglycerides Nefazodone Spironolactone Medicines for treating HIV Infection Diltiazem Phenytoin Antacids Verapamil Grapefruit juice Certain antibiotics such as clarithromycin and erythromycin Digoxin It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with Atorvastatin Tablets; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you: Are a smoker Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking Atorvastatin Tablets. Atorvastatin Tablets Common side effects The following are side effects known to be common of Atorvastatin Tablets and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician. Headache Gas Nausea or vomiting Fatigue Diarrhea Stomach upset or pain Joint pain None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.
Methylcobalamin Methycobal can be prescribed for treating anemia (in subjects with vitamin B12 insufficiency), and also in taking care of subjects with neurological disorders. Methylcobalamin also is administered for early therapy of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, muscle pain, hot sensation, rashes, diaphoresis. In case symptoms occur, patients should stop administering Mecobalamin or Methycobal 500mg immediately and consult a doctor. Severe side effects Anaphylactoid reactions and acute allergic reactions- (symptoms include hives, rashes, skin allergy, skin reddening, difficulty in breathing, chest congestion, swelling of the lips, throat, face or tongue). In case any such Mecobalamin side effects occur, stop using it immediately and consult your doctor.
Nitroglycerin Controlled-Release Capsules Preventing chronic chest pain caused by heart disease. It also may be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Nitroglycerin Controlled-Release Capsules are a nitrate. It works by relaxing (widening) blood vessels. Chest pain occurs when the heart needs more oxygen than it can get. Relaxing blood vessels allows blood to flow more easily. This reduces the heart's workload and the amount of oxygen needed by the heart. Do NOT use Nitroglycerin Controlled-Release Capsules if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Nitroglycerin Controlled-Release Capsules you have increased pressure in or severe injury to the head you have severe anemia you are taking a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (eg, sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil) Before using Nitroglycerin Controlled-Release Capsules: Some medical conditions may interact with Nitroglycerin Controlled-Release Capsules. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances if you drink alcoholic beverages if you have a history of other heart problems (eg, heart failure, enlarged heart, heart attack), overactive thyroid, stroke or other bleeding in the brain, or recent head injury if you have anemia, low blood pressure, dehydration, or low blood volume Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Nitroglycerin Controlled-Release Capsules. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following: Beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), calcium channel blockers (eg, diltiazem), diuretics (eg, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), medicines for high blood pressure, phenothiazines (eg, thioridazine), or phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (eg, sildenafil) because the risk of low blood pressure and dizziness on standing may be increased Salicylates (eg, aspirin) because they may increase the risk of Nitroglycerin Controlled-Release Capsules's side effects Alteplase because the effectiveness of Nitroglycerin Controlled-Release Capsules may be decreased Possible side effects of Nitroglycerin Controlled-Release Capsules: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome: Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting when sitting up or standing; flushing of face and neck; headache; nausea; vomiting. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision; dry mouth; fainting; flushing; heavy sweating; irregular heartbeat; new or worsening chest pain; pale skin; pounding in the chest; rapid heartbeat; severe dizziness or headache; severe or persistent nausea or vomiting; shortness of breath; slow heartbeat; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; unusual weakness.
Trimetazidine Hydrochloride Trimetazidine is a cellular acting anti-ischaemic agent. It has 3 main properties by which it acts as a cytoprotective agent. It inhibits the anaerobic glycolysis and fatty acid metabolism, thus allowing only aerobic glycolysis. This action helps to restore the energy balance in the cell. It inhibits acidosis and free radical accumulation in the cell. All these action help the cell to restore the normal ionic and metabolic balance. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity. Pregnancy and lactation. As with all drugs, Vastarel MR is likely to have undesirable effects: Rare cases of gastro-intestinal disorders (nausea, vomiting) It you notice any undesirable effects, which have not been mentioned here, you should inform your    doctor or pharmacist.
metoprolol succinate and amlodipine besylate Amlodipine besylate has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is used in high blood pressure, essential hypertension, high blood cholesterol, stable angina, hypotension, heart palpitations. Zantac has active ingredients of ranitidine hydrochloride. It is used in gastroesophageal reflux disease, indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux in infants, stomach acid test, uric acid, gastric ulcer. Metoprolol succinate has active ingredients of metoprolol succinate. It is used in high blood pressure, heart rate irregular, heart rate increased, atrial fibrillation/flutter, heart palpitations, tachycardia. Monoket has active ingredients of isosorbide mononitrate. It is used in angina pectoris, cardiac disorder, hypertension, cardiac failure, myocardial ischaemia, cardiovascular disorder. Plavix has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is used in stent, blood clots, heart attack, stroke, coronary heart disease, transient ischemic attack. Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is used in high blood cholesterol, cholesterol test, hyperlipidaemia, heart attack, high density lipoprotein abnormal, lipids abnormal. evere gastritis, moderate dizziness, moderate short of breath
Nebivolol hydrochloride Nebivolol is a lipophilic Beta-blocker. Nebivolol exerts its actions by exhibiting a high selectivity for P­adrenergic receptors and also by reducing the peripheral vascular resistance by modulating No release. Nebivolol is devoid of intrinsic sympathomimetic or membrane stabilising activity but appears to have nitric oxide-mediated vasodilatory effects. Nebivolol can be used to treat high blood pressure. Nebivolol is indicated as a medicine for Essential Hypertension. Like all medicines, Nebivolol can cause some side-effects. Some common side effects reported with this medicine include the following. Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Headache Fatigue dizziness Paraesthesiasis Tiredness, coldness of the extremities (fingers, toes and nose), disturbed sleep, nightmares, shortness of breath, upset tummy, skin rashes, dry eyes, fluid retention (swelling of the feet and ankles), depression, problems with eye sight, pins and needles or sexual problems.
amlodipine Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Amlodipine is in a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It controls chest pain by increasing the supply of blood to the heart. If taken regularly, amlodipine controls chest pain, but it does not stop chest pain once it starts. Your doctor may prescribe a different medication to take when you have chest pain. amlodipine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs headache upset stomach stomach pain dizziness or lightheadedness drowsiness excessive tiredness flushing (feeling of warmth) Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately: more frequent or more severe chest pain rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat fainting What special precautions should I follow? Before taking amlodipine, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to amlodipine or any other medications. tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking. tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart failure or liver disease. tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking amlodipine, call your doctor.
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