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Amlodipine and Enalapril - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Aug 16, 2013
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Information about Amlodipine and Enalapril

Generic Name : Amlodipine and Enalapril
Pronunciation : am loe' di peen-e nal' a pril
Latest prescription information about Amlodipine and Enalapril. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Amlodipine and Enalapril

India- Amace, Amlogen-El, Amlovin-E, Amtas-E, Amzel-El, Dilvas-Am, Entp-A, Hytrol-Am, Klodip Ace.

Why is Amlodipine and Enalapril Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication is prescribed for hypertension in some types of chronic heart failure. Amlodipine is a long-lasting calcium channel blocker and Enalapril is an ACE inhibitor.  

When should Amlodipine and Enalapril not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hereditary or idiopathic angioedema and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Amlodipine and Enalapril?

Adult: PO- HTN - Per tab contains amlodipine besylate 5 mg and enalapril maleate 5 mg: Start with 1 tab daily, increase gradually if needed.

How should Amlodipine and Enalapril be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Amlodipine and Enalapril?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with liver and kidney disease, heart disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and lactation.

Monitor complete blood counts, blood volume regularly while taking this medication.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Amlodipine and Enalapril?

Hereditary angioedema, nausea, headache, cough, dizziness, fatigue, palpitations, chest pain, flushing, rash; increases in BUN, serum K & creatinine levels may occur, decrease in white blood cells and upper respiratory infection.

What are the other precautions for Amlodipine and Enalapril?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Amlodipine and Enalapril?

Store it at room temperature.
Last Updated : August 2013

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