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It is an angiotensin II antagonist (acts against angiotensin 2 hormone) and is indicated in the treatment of essential hypertension (primary hypertension i.e rise in blood pressure).
Patients using this medication may at times experience dizziness, headache, edema (collection of body fluid in tissues and body cavities), and fatigue. If you experience any of these symptoms for a prolonged period of time, please consult your doctor.
This medicine is contraindicated in cases of biliary obstruction (blockage of bile carrying duct), primary aldosteronism (hormonal disorder leading to high blood pressure), severe liver & in severe kidney impairment.
This medicine is used to treat hypertension (high Blood pressure), myocardial ischemia (decreased blood supply to heart muscle) associated with stable (chest pain triggered by activity), or vasospastic angina (chest pain triggered with vasospasm of coronary artery).
Patients using this medicine may commonly experience headache, edema, fatigue, nausea, dizziness (lightheadedness), flushing (reddening of the skin), rashes, and gingival hyperplasia (overgrowth of gum). Patients may rarely experience alopecia (spot baldness), pruritus (itching), abdominal and back pain, hyperglycemia, increased urination, palpitations, and GI (stomach) upset.
This medicine is contraindicated in patients having history of cardiogenic shock (inability of heart to pump enough blood), aortic stenosis (narrowing of aortic valve opening), unstable angina (chest pain triggered by minimum or no activity), severe hypotension, unstable heart failure following MI, and hypersensitivity to dihydropyridines.
It does not matter what time of day you take this medicine (morning or evening) but it is best to take it at the same time every day when you are most likely to remember, for more even blood levels and therefore effectiveness.
Do not eat or drink lots of grapefruit or grapefruit juice. This is because grapefruit can increase the concentration of drug in your body and worsen side effects.
This medicine should not cause kidney damage and is used to treat high blood pressure and slow the progression of chronic kidney disease.
It is generally a safe and effective drug, but it may cause side effects in some people.
Swallow the tablet with a drink of water. You can take this medicine before or after meals.
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