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Calchek L 5/5 MG Tablet 10

Calchek L 5/5 MG Tablet 10


    • Rs. 87.00

    Uses :

    Amlodipine Amlodipine is used in the treatment of hypertension, chest pain (i.e. angina) and other conditions in which the artery of the heart gets narrowed. It is also used for the prevention of heart disorders. Lisinopril Lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure in adults and children. It is also used to treat congestive heart failure in adults. Lisinopril improves the survival rate after heart attack. Additionally, lisinopril is used to treat heart failure and diabetic kidney disease.

    Mode of drug action

    Amlodipine Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs called the calcium channel blockers. The mechanism of action of amlodipine is dilation of the blood vessels, and thereby, improving the blood flow through them. Lisinopril Lisinopril belongs to an angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor. Angiotensin-converting enzyme is a peptidyl dipeptidase that facilitates to convert angiotensin I to angiotensin II. Angiotensin II is a vasoconstrictor substance that restricts the flow of blood. Lisinopril inhibits the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II thereby relaxing the heart muscle to facilitate easy flow of blood.

    What are the common side effects?

    Amlodipine The side effects of amlodipine include dizziness, tiredness, flushing, stomach pain, and nausea. Lisinopril The common side effects of lisinopril are hypotension, hormone imbalance, allergic reaction, slow growth in children, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, heartburn, lightheadedness, and muscle cramp.


    Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Avoid taking Calchek L drug with grapefruit juice.

    • Calchek L drug is used to treat hypertension, severe pain in chest, and patients of diabetes with kidney failure.

    • Consult the doctor, if any side effects of Calchek L such as the chest discomfort, indigestion, and nausea are experienced.

    • Elderly patient should follow certain precautions while taking Calchek L medication.

    • Get the blood pressure checked regularly while taking drug Calchek L.

    • Breastfeeding or pregnant women should inform the doctor before taking Calchek L.

    What else should I know?

    1. Can I stop taking amlodipine tablets if the symptoms of hypertension are resolved? You may not always have the symptoms even if your blood pressure is high. Thus, you should not stop taking amlodipine but may have to continue it for your whole life.

    2. Can amlodipine alone control my hypertension? Amlodipine is a part of treatment for hypertension. You should also follow a proper diet, exercise and maintain your weight along with taking this drug.

    3. How should I take amlodipine? You may take amlodipine with or without food, and with a glass of water. Take the medicine at the same time each day.

    4. Will my chest pain decrease immediately when I take amlodipine? Your chest pain can increase at first with amlodipine. But later it should decrease which if does not happen, you should consult a doctor.

    5. How can I avoid dizziness with amlodipine? You should change your positions (i.e. sitting or standing or lying down) slowly to avoid dizziness and falls. Lisinopril

    1. I am known to have hereditary angioedema. Can I use lisinopril? No, patients should not use lisinopril who have hereditary angioedema.

    2. I am diabetic and hypertension patient too. Can I use lisinopril for lowering my blood glucose levels? No. Patients with diabetes should not take lisinopril, as it interacts with diabetic drugs.

    3. In what conditions should I avoid taking lisinopril drug? Patients should not take lisinopril drug in the conditions such as kidney diseases, liver diseases, and diabetes or high levels of potassium in the blood.

    4. Is lisinopril safe during pregnancy? No. Lisinopril is unsafe during pregnancy, as it may cause the death of the fetus.

    5. What are the safety measures I need to follow while taking lisinopril? Avoid alcohol, avoid becoming overheated, and avoid getting up too fast from sitting or lying position.

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