April 21, 2014
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Sandoz Amlodipine

(amlodipine)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02330474 SANDOZ AMLODIPINE 2.5MG TABLET
02284383 SANDOZ AMLODIPINE 5MG TABLET
02284391 SANDOZ AMLODIPINE 10MG TABLET

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How does Sandoz Amlodipine work? What will it do for me?

Amlodipine belongs to the family of medications known as calcium channel blockers. Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). It works to control blood pressure and reduces the number of angina attacks by widening and relaxing blood vessels.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Sandoz Amlodipine?

The recommended adult dose of amlodipine ranges from 2.5 mg to 10 mg once daily. For children ages 6 to 17 years, the recommended dose is 2.5 mg to 5 mg once daily. Amlodipine can be taken with or without food.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones above, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Sandoz Amlodipine come in?

2.5 mg
Each white or almost white, oblong, bevelled-edged tablet, with "2.5" coded on one face, contains amlodipine besylate equivalent to amlodipine 2.5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate.

5 mg
Each white or almost white, octagonal, scored tablet, with "AML 5" on one face, contains amlodipine besylate equivalent to amlodipine 5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate.

10 mg
Each white or almost white, octagonal, scored tablet, with "AML 10" on one face, contains amlodipine besylate equivalent to amlodipine 10 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate.

Who should NOT take Sandoz Amlodipine?

Do not take amlodipine if you:

  • are allergic to amlodipine or any ingredients of the medication
  • are allergic to other medications of the same class (e.g., felodipine, nifedipine)
  • have very low blood pressure

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