Brand Name: Vascam®
What is the medicine used for:
- Chronic stable angina pectoris.
- Vasospastic (Prinzmetal’s) angina
What is in the medicine:
Each tablet contains amlodipine besilate equivalent to 5 mg amlodipine
How much and how often should you use this medicine:
Tablet for oral administration.
Adults : For both hypertension and angina the usual initial dose is 5 mg amlodipine tablets once daily which may be increased to a maximum dose of 10 mg depending on the individual patient’s response.
No dose adjustment of amlodipine tablets is required upon concomitant administration of thiazide diuretics, beta blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.
Elderly patients :Amlodipine tablets used at similar doses in elderly or younger patients is equally well tolerated. Normal dosage regimens are recommended in the elderly, but increase of the dosage should take place with care
Patients with hepatic impairment: Dosage recommendations have not been established in patients with mild to moderate hepatic impairment; therefore dose selection should be cautious and should start at the lower end of the dosing range. Amlodipine should be initiated at the lowest dose and titrated slowly in patients with severe hepatic impairment.
Patients with renal impairment: Changes in amlodipine plasma concentrations are not correlated with degree of renal impairment, therefore the normal dosage is recommended. Amlodipine is not dialysable.
Paediatric population: The recommended antihypertensive oral dose in paediatric patients ages 6-17 years is 2.5 mg once daily as a starting dose, up-titrated to 5 mg once daily if blood pressure goal is not achieved after 4 weeks.
Children under 6 years old: No data are available.