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Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S

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FORMULAAmlodipine 10 mg
Dosing & Indication
Side Effects

Amlodipine contained in Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S is prescribed to patients with high blood pressure (normal blood pressure for adults is usually 120/80 mmHg) and to patients with chest pain, who are at a high risk of suffering a heart attack. Hypertension if left untreated can cause severe damage to the brain, heart, kidney, blood vessels, and other body organs. High blood pressure is caused by the narrowing of the arteries (blood vessels that take blood to the organs) thus, Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S helps prevent the decrease in the diameter of the vessels keeping them healthy and working efficiently.


How Does Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S Work

Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S belongs to a category of chemicals referred to as Calcium Channel Blockers, which hinder the entry of calcium into the blood vessels and the muscles of the heart. By blocking calcium, these chemicals prevent the vessels and heart muscles from contracting, resulting in the dilation of blood vessels and unobstructed blood flow.

Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S is used for the treatment and prevention of:

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


Adult Dosage

Patients are commonly prescribed 5mg of Amlodipine at the beginning of the treatment, this dose may be increased to 10mg per day if need be.

Child Dosage

Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S is not prescribed to patients aged 6 years and below. For ages 12 years and above, the same dosage as for adults is prescribed. 6 to 12-year-olds are given 100-200mcg of Amlodipine, this dosage may increase to 400mcg/kg if required.

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, Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S.


How To Use Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S

Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S is prescribed to be ingested; orally (by mouth) either with or without food. 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 Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S may take weeks or maybe months to experience.

The absence of the treatment notably raises the risk of stroke. It is typical to observe the effects of the medication on your body after a minimum of two weeks during the course of treatment.

Tell your healthcare supervisor immediately, if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen ankles
  • Dizziness
  • Persistent stomach problems (such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea)
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin
  • Chest pain


Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S:

  • Allergy to Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S or any other medicine (especially any antibiotic) or food substance 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Lactating mothers
  • Moderate to severe Liver disease/impairment
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Cardiogenic shock 
  • Unstable angina (chest pain while resting)
  • Left ventricular outflow obstruction (congenital heart defect)
  • Severe hypotension (low blood pressure)


Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S: 

  • Old age
  • Within one month of an episode of myocardial infarction
  • Hypertensive crisis
  • Heart failure
  • Mild to moderate liver disease/impairment

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S:

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

#1. Is ingesting Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S safe before undergoing any surgical procedure? 

In the case of a surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia, the surgeon may request that the patient refrain from taking the medication for 24 hours. This precaution is taken because general anesthesia has been known to decrease blood pressure levels in some patients.

#2. How long does it take for Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S 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.

#3. Can Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S cause dizziness? If so, how should I manage it?

Dizziness is one of the most common side effects of this medication. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, it is important to note that this condition is temporary and typically resolves as the treatment progresses.

#4. Can I ingest Sofvasc 10mg Tablet 15 'S during my pregnancy? 

No. This medication has been known to cause harm to the fetus and cause complications during your pregnancy. Therefore, it is recommended to seek guidance from your doctor if you are currently pregnant, planning to conceive or suspect that you might be pregnant.

#5. 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 on salt, and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.

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