Sunday, February 22, 2009

Most Prescribe Drug For Hypertension In Allopathy Prescription

VAMLO 5 mg

Amlodipine (as besylate, mesylate or maleate) is a long-acting calcium channel blocker (dihydropyridine class) used as an anti-hypertensive and in the treatment of angina. Like other calcium channel blockers, amlodipine acts by relaxing the smooth muscle in the arterial wall, decreasing peripheral resistance and hence reducing blood pressure; in angina it increases blood flow to the heart muscle.

Amlodipine is marketed as Dailyvasc in the Philippines by Xeno Pharmaceuticals, and by Pfizer as Norvasc in North America, Australia and some European countries, and as Istin in the United Kingdom. Generic brands (sold under names such as Perivasc in Australia) are also available.

prophylaxis of angina

hepatic impairment

cardiogenic shock
unstable angina
significant aortic stenosis
breast feeding

Side effects
Some side effects[1] of the use of amlodipine may be:

Very often: peripheral edema (feet and ankles) - in 1 of 10 users
Often: dizziness; palpitations; muscle-, stomach- or headache; dyspepsia; nausea - in 1 in 100 users

Sometimes: blood disorders, development of breasts in men (gynecomastia), impotence, depression, insomnia, tachycardia - in 1 in 1,000 users
Rarely: erratic behavior, hepatitis, jaundice - in 1 in 10,000 users
Very rarely: hyperglycemia, tremor, Stevens-Johnson syndrome - in 1 in 100,000 users

Hypertension or angina: 5 or 10 mg once daily (initial treatment can start as low a 2.5 mg per day).

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