Uses of Amlodipine 5mg and 10 mg Tablets 

Amlodipine is a medication that is prescribed to treat several conditions concerning cardiovascular health. In short these are the tablets that are used to treat hypertension, chest pain which is also known as angina various types of angina. The medicine is known to be a calcium channel blockers and treat several risk factors of heart disease or cardiac arrest. The initial dose for treating hypertension and angina is often prescribed as Amlodipine 5 mg which is slowly increase to a 20 mg dose daily according to the change or recovery in condition. In the case of hypertension, it mainly works on blood vessels to bring them in relaxed condition in order to enable smooth blood flow amongst them. In the case of angina which often produces chest pain followed by sever physical exercise or exhaustion, Amlodipine 5 mg works by providing enhanced blood flow toward the heart. These are available in three strains or dose forms that are 2.5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg where the lowest is prescribed for children.

There are certain conditions that could interact with Amlodipine 5 mg or 10 mg therefore care should be taken while prescribing the drug if you have any of the following.

  • Allergy to any type of calcium channel blockers or Amlodipine in particular.
  • Suffered from heart attack or cardiac arrest within the same month you are taking the drug. Maintain a 30 days gap from the last heart attack from taking the symptoms of throat cancer medicine.
  • Have any disorder or condition that affects the blood circulation in heart because this drug tends to make alterations in blood flow or circulation to the heart.
  • Have hypotension where the blood pressure is on low level as the drug might bring it to lower side further.
  • Have any problems related to liver such as liver damage, cirrhosis or disease concerning liver.

The ideal dose of Amlodipine is 5 mg once daily which is slowly increased to twice daily and then to 10 mg. this change should only be done by doctor therefore do not self diagnose or make changes in the dosage on your own. The drug ideally is not for children but in some cases doctors prescribe it for them in low dosage forms. Your doctor might advice you to take tablets on same time per day. Amlodipine 5 mg or 10 mg tend to produce effects that alter the blood circulation in blood vessels of the body. Therefore in the case of overdose one might get some side effects such as palpitations (rapid beating of heart or audible heart beats), nausea or stomach upset and flushing. Follow all guidelines prescribed by doctor minutely to avoid side effects