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Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5)

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FORMULAAmlodipine 10 mg
COMPANYGSK Consumer Healthcare
TYPECapsule
About

About

Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) is prescribed to patients with high blood pressure (normal blood pressure for adult’s is usually 120/80 mmHg) and to patients with chest pain,who are at a high risk of suffering a heart attack.Hypertension left untreated can cause severe damage to the brain, heart, kidney,blood vessels and other body organs.High blood pressure is caused by narrowing of the arteries (blood vessels that take blood to the organs) thus,Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) helps prevent the decrease in diameter of the vessels keeping them healthy and working efficiently.

One tablet daily is the usual prescribed dose.The dosage is dependent upon the patient’s stage of illness and their response to treatment with Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5).After a few weeks,the doctor may alter the prescribed dosage depending on the patient's health.Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) is to be taken regularly, preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose.The patient ought to discuss with their physician before ceasing intake of the medicine even if the patient is no longer suffering from common symptoms of the hypertension as ceasing the intake of the medicine has reported in cases of rebound hypertension (the re-emergence of high blood pressure),therefore,physicians taper off the Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5)’s dosage before completely stopping it.

Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) is safe to be prescribed to patients ranging from ages 6 years and above,although the dosage for each patient may differ according to their needs and weight.Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) is not prescribed to expecting,lactating mothers nor to women who are planning to start a family.Patients are advised to limit their alcohol and grapefruit intake while undergoing treatment with Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5).Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) can be prescribed alone or in a combination with other antihypertensive drugs,it is commonly prescribed with nitroglycerin for the acute treatment of heart failure or an angina attack.

Indications

Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) can be used to treat:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Angina
  • Decrease the risk of heart attack/failure

How Does Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) Work

Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) is part of a group of chemicals known as Calcium Channel Blockers that prevent the passage of calcium into the blood vessels and cardiac (heart) muscles.Without calcium these vessels and heart muscles are unable to contract and therefore do not narrow the diameter of the vessels,allowing the free movement of blood.

How To Use Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5)

Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) is prescribed to be taken once daily;orally (by mouth) either with or without food.Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5)’s dosage may differ for each patient as the treatment regime for each patient depends upon their weight,stage of illness,each patient’s response to Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) and any pre-existing medical condition a patient might have.Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) is not prescribed to pregnant or lactating mothers nor to women who are planning to start a family.

It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly without consulting a doctor as the risk of heart failure and stroke is significantly increased without the drug.It is normal to experience the changes of the drug on your body after a minimum of 2 weeks in cases of treatment for high blood pressure.For heart disease,the changes in the body and blood pressure brought about by Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) may take weeks or maybe months to experience.During the course of the treatment,the doctor may alter the dosage (either increase or decrease) after a grace period of a few weeks depending on the patient’s response to treatment and any adverse effects felt by the patient.

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) at the proper time each day.If patient misses a dose of Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5),they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule,doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet per day is commonly prescribed to patients,though this might be altered by the doctor after a few weeks depending on the patient’s response to the drug and any side effects felt by the patient because of the drug.

Child Dosage

Dosage for individuals under the age of 18 years is based on their weight,age,stage of illness and how each patient reacts to Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5).The doctor tends to alter and prescribe the dosage to fit each patient perfectly.

Elderly Dosage

For patients over the age of 65 years,the dosage  of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5).

Pregnancy And Lactation

This drug is not prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk thus,Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) isn't recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) as treatment, then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5):

  • Allergic reaction to Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) or any other drug or ingredient
  • Pregnancy 
  • Lactating mothers
  • Liver impairment
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Cardiogenic shock (medical emergency in which heart can't pump enough blood to meet body's needs)
  • Unstable angina (chest pain that usually occurs while resting)
  • Left ventricular outflow obstruction (congenital heart defect)
  • Severe hypotension (low blood pressure)

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5)

  • Old age
  • Within one month of an episode of myocardial infarction
  • Hypertensive crisis
  • Heart failure

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5):

  • Azole antifungals
  • Erythromycin
  • Cyclosporin
  • Sildenafil
  • Rifampicin
  • CYP3A4 inhibitors and inducers
  • Dantrolene
  • Simvastatin
  • Tacrolimus
  • Other antihypertensives
  • Grapefruit juice.

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) has certain side effects which include:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen ankles
  • Dizziness

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5).

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Persistent stomach problems (such as nausea,vomiting and diarrhea)
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin
  • Chest pain

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you're being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Fatigue - Patients are advised to have a healthy diet with a healthy balance of fruits and vegetables to help reduce fatigue in patients.`

 Key Facts About Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5)

  • Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) is prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure and angina 
  • Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) is safe to be prescribed to patients aged from 6 years and above
  • Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) is not safe for pregnant or lactating women
  • Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) has common side effects such as headaches,fatigue and swollen ankles
  • Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) can be prescribed with or without other hypertensive drugs
  • Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) is commonly prescribed with nitroglycerin to help prevent heart attacks

FAQ

#1.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5)?

Alcohol is also known to lower your blood pressure which if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.

#2.CAN LIFESTYLE CHANGES HELP ME WITH MY CONDITION?

Yes. you can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes in order to help with high blood pressure. These include quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down of salt, and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.

#3.CAN I TAKE Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No. This medication has been known to cause harm to the fetus and cause complications during your pregnancy. Hence, it is advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or may think you are pregnant.

#4.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5)?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#5.WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5)?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that will lead to serious adverse effects. If this happens very often, try setting an alarm as a reminder.

#6.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) BEFORE UNDERGOING ANY SURGICAL PROCEDURE?

If the surgical procedure involves general anesthesia, the surgeon may ask the patient to stop their intake of the drug for 24 hours as general anesthesia also tends to lower blood pressure levels in a few patients.

#7.DOES Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) CAUSE ADDICTION?

No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#8.HOW DOES Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) WORK?

Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) is part of a group of chemicals known as Calcium Channel Blockers that prevent the passage of calcium into the blood vessels and cardiac (heart) muscles.Without calcium these vessels and heart muscles are unable to contract and therefore do not narrow the diameter of the vessels,allowing the free movement of blood.

#9.HOW IS Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

The medicine can be ingested orally (from the mouth) either with or without food and is to be taken with water to ease the medicine into the throat.

#10.WILL Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) INTERFERE WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

There is no evidence showing that Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) causes any problems when taken along with oral contraceptives. Inform the doctor of the oral contraceptives being taken as a few contraceptives medicines are not recommended for women with high blood pressure.

#11.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#12.HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) TO START WORKING?

This medicine takes up to 6 hours to lower raised blood pressure levels ,in severe cases it may take up to 3-6 weeks. You may not feel different right away hence, it's important you keep taking the medication.

#13.CAN Amoxil 500mg Capsule 20 'S (5) CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

 

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