How it should be taken
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Adult: PO Per tab contains amlodipine 5 mg and losartan potassium 50 mg: The recommended initial dose is 1 tab/day; it may be increased up to 2 tab/day.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Hypersensitivity. Avoid concomitant potassium supplements.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This combination medication contains calcium channel blocker and angiotensin II receptor antagonist, prescribed for mild to moderate hypertension.
Category C :
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of impaired liver or kidney function, heart failure, poor blood circulation, sick-sinus syndrome, severe ventricular dysfunction, elderly, children, during pregnancy and lactation.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Monitor serum potassium concentration.
Store it at room temperature.