Amlodipine USP + Atenolol USP
Composition: Amlocard Plus-25: Amlodipine 5mg (as Amlodipine Besylate) plus Atenolol 25 mg
Amlocard Plus-50: Amlodipine 10mg (as Amlodipine Besylate) plus Atenolol 50 mg.
Indication: 1. Patients with essential hypertension, 2. Patients with angina pectoris & hypertension as co-existing diseases, 3. In post MI patients, 4. In patients with refractory angina pectoris where nitrate therapy has failed.
Dosage and administration: The therapy is initiated with a single dose of Amlodipine 5 mg plus Atenolol 50 mg depending upon the therapeutic response, titration of the dosage is recommended. In elderly patients, it is advisable to initiate the therapy with 1/2 tablet to fixed dose combination of Amlodipine & Atenolol i.e. 2.5 mg of Amlodipine & 25 mg Atenolol.
Use in pregnancy and lactation: The combination should be used during pregnancy only if the expected benefit outweighs the potential fetal risk. The combination should not be used by nursing mothers. If its use is considered necessary, breast-feeding should be stopped.
Packing: Amlocard Plus-25: Each box contains 4 x 14’s tablets in a blister pack.
Plus-50: Each box contains 4 x 14’s tablets in a blister pack.