Amlonaaf contains Amlodipine. Amlonaaf uses:

Patients with mild to moderate hypertension (alone or in combination with other antihypertensives).

The treatment of chronic stable and vasospastic angina.

Raynaud\'s disease.

Brand Name: Amlonaaf
Generic: Amlodipine
Weight: 5 mg
Type: Tablet
Therapeutic Class: Calcium-channel blockers
Manufacturer: Naafco Pharma Ltd
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Last Updated: November 21, 2020 at 6:15 pm

Introduction

Amlonaaf is a Dihydropyridine Calcium antagonist that inhibits the transmembrane influx of Calcium ions into cardiac and vascular smooth muscle. It has greater affinity towards vascular smooth muscle than on cardiac muscle. Amlonaaf is peripheral vasodilator that acts directly on vascular smooth muscle to cause a reduction in peripheral vascular resistance and thereby reduces blood pressure. Amlonaaf reduces tone, decreases coronary vasoreactivity and lowers cardiac oxygen demand by reducing after load.

Amlonaaf

Dosage

Amlonaaf contains Amlodipine 5 mg. Amlonaaf Dosage:

For treatment of both hypertension and angina pectoris, the usual initial dose is 5 mg once daily. If the desired therapeutic effect cannot be achieved within 2-4 weeks, the dose may be increased to a maximum dose of 10 mg once daily. Amlonaaf 10 mg once daily provides symptomatic improvement in patients with Raynaud's disease.

Use in children: Use of Amlonaaf in children (under 12 years of age) is not recommended.

 

Side Effects

Amlonaaf is generally well tolerated. The most commonly observed side effects are headache, peripheral oedema, palpitations, flushing, dizziness, nausea, abdominal pain.

Precaution

Hypotension: Since the vasodilUse in renal failure

Although Amlonaaf is excreted primarily via kidney, mild renal impairment does not appear to have an effect on the plasma concentrations. Severe renal impairment may however require a dosage reduction. Amlonaaf is not dialyzable.

 

Use in patients with impaired hepatic function

Amlonaaf half-life is prolonged in patient with impaired hepatic function. Amlonaaf should therefore be administered at lower (5mg) initial dose in these patients.

Use in heart failure

An increased number of pulmonary oedema has been reported.atation induced by Amlonaaf is gradual in onset, acute hypotension has rarely been reported after oral administration of Amlonaaf. Nonetheless, caution should be exercised when administering the drug with any other peripheral vasodilator particularly in patients with severe aortic stenosis.

Cardiac failure: Patients with heart failure should be treated with caution. Calcium channel blockers, including Amlonaaf, should be usedwith caution in patients with congestive heart failure, as they may increase the risk of future cardiovascular events and mortality.

Beta blocker withdrawal: Amlonaaf gives no protection against the danger of abrupt beta blocker withdrawal; any such withdrawal should be gradualreduction of the dose of beta blocker.

Hepatic failure: The half-life of amlodipine is prolonged and AUC values are higher in patients with impaired liver function. Amlonaaf should therefore be initiated at the lower end of the dosing range and caution should be used, both on initial treatment and when increasing the dose. Slow dose titration and careful monitoring may be required in patients with severe hepatic impairment.

Interaction

Use of Amlonaaf together with thiazide diuretics or angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors in the treatment of hypertension is additive. There are no hazardous interaction of Amlonaaf with Digoxin, Cimetidine, Warfarin and food.

Pregnancy Lactation use

Pregnancy: Safety in pregnancy has not been established.

Lactation: It is not known whether Amlonaaf is excreted in breast milk. It is advised to stop breastfeeding during treatment with Amlonaaf.

Contraindication

Amlonaaf is contraindicated in patients with-

  • Hypersensitivity to amlodipine, dihydropyridine derivatives or any of the excipients
  • Shock (including cardiogenic shock)
  • Obstruction of the outflow-tract of the left ventricle (e.g. high grade aortic stenosis)
  • Unstable angina
  • Hemodynamically unstable heart failure after acute myocardial infarction (during the first 28 days)
  • Severe hypotension

Special Warning

Children with hypertension from 6 years to 17 years of age: 2.5 mg once daily as a starting dose, up-titrated to 5 mg once daily if blood pressure goal is not achieved after 4 weeks. Doses in excess of 5 mg daily have not been studied in pediatric patients.

Children under 6 years old:  The effect of amlodipine on blood pressure in patients less than 6 years of age is not known.

Elderly: Amlonaaf used at similar doses in elderly or younger patients is equally well tolerated. Normal dosage regimens are recommended in the elderly, but increase of the dosage should take place with care.

Renal impairment: Changes in amlodipine plasma concentrations are not correlated with degree of renal impairment, therefore the normal dosage is recommended. Amlonaaf is not dialysable.

Hepatic impairment: Dosage recommendations have not been established in patients with mild to moderate hepatic impairment; therefore dose selection should be cautions and should start at the lower end of the dosing range. The pharmacokinetics of Amlonaaf have not been studied in severe hepatic impairment. Amlonaaf should be initiated at the lowest dose (2.5 mg once daily) and titrated slowly in patients with severe hepatic impairment.

Acute Overdose

There is no well documented experience with Amlonaaf overdosage. In case of clinically significant hypotension due to Amlonaaf over dosage, calls for active cardiovascular support including monitoring of cardiac and respiratory function, elevation of extremities and attention to circulating fluid volume and urine output. Since Amlonaaf is highly protein-bound, dialysis is unlikely to be of benefit.

Interaction with other Medicine

 

Storage Condition

Keep out of the reach of children. Store below 30° C. Keep in the original package in a cool & dry place in order to protect from light and moisture.

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