Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten

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C08CA01
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Producent Wörwag
Verdovend Nee
Psychotrope Nee
Anatomische groep Kardiovaskuläres system
Therapeutische groep Calciumkanalblocker
Farmacologische groep Selektive calciumkanalblocker mit vorwiegender gefässwirkung
Chemische groep Dihydropyridin-derivate
Stof Amlodipin

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Waarvoor wordt dit middel gebruikt?

Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten contains the active substance amlodipine which belongs to a group of medicines called calcium antagonists.

Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or a certain type of chest pain called angina, a rare form of which is Prinzmetal’s or variant angina.

In patients with high blood pressure your medicine works by relaxing blood vessels, so that blood passes through them more easily. In patients with angina Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten works by improving blood supply to the heart muscle which then receives more oxygen and as a result chest pain is prevented. Your medicine does not provide immediate relief of chest pain from angina.

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Wanneer mag u dit middel niet gebruiken of moet u er extra voorzichtig mee zijn?

Do not take Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten

  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to amlodipine, or to any of the other ingredients of your medicine listed in section 6, or to any other calcium antagonists. This may be itching, reddening of the skin or difficulty in breathing.
  • If you have severe low blood pressure (hypotension). If you have narrowing of the aortic heart valve (aortic stenosis) or cardiogenic shock (a condition where your heart is unable to supply enough blood to the body).
  • If you suffer from heart failure after a heart attack.

Take special care with Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten

You should inform your doctor if you have or have had any of the following conditions:

  • Recent heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Severe increase in blood pressure (Hypertensive crisis)
  • Liver disease
  • You are elderly and your dose needs to be increased

Use in children and adolescents

Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten has not been studied in children under the age of 6 years. Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten should only used for hypertension in children and adolescents from 6 years to 17 years of age (see section 3).

For more information, talk to your doctor.

Taking other medicines

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten may affect or be affected by other medicines, such as:ketoconazole, itraconazole (anti-fungal medicines)

ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir (so called protease inhibitors used to treat HIV)rifampicin, erythromycin, clarithromycin (antibiotics)

hypericum perforatum (St. John’s Wort)verapamil, diltiazem (heart medicines)

dantrolene (infusion for severe body temperature abnormalities)simvastatin (cholesterol lowering medicine)

Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten may lower your blood pressure even more if you are already taking other medicines to treat your high blood pressure.

Taking Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten with food and drink

Grapefruit juice and grapefruit should not be consumed by people who are taking Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten. This is because grapefruit and grapefruit juice can lead to an increase in the blood levels of the active ingredient amlodipine, which can cause an unpredictable increase in the blood pressure lowering effect of Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten.

Pregnancy

The safety of amlodipine in human pregnancy has not been established. If you think you might be pregnant, or are planning to get pregnant, you must tell your doctor before you take Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether amlodipine passes into breast milk. If you are breast-feeding or about to start breast-feeding you must tell your doctor before taking Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.

Driving and using machines

Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten may affect your ability to drive or use machines. If the tablets make you feel sick, dizzy or tired, or give you a headache, do not drive or use machines and contact your doctor immediately.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten

Not relevant.

Hoe gebruikt u dit middel?

Always take your medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

The usual initial dose is Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten 5 mg once daily. The dose can be increased to Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten 10 mg once daily.

Your medicine can be used before or after food and drinks. You should take your medicine at the same time each day with a drink of water. Do not take Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten with grapefruit juice.

Use in children and adolescents

For children and adolescents (6 -17 years old), the recommended usual starting dose is 2.5 mg a day. The maximum recommended dose is 5 mg a day.

Amlodipine 2.5 mg is not currently available and the 2.5 mg dose cannot be obtained with Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten 5 mg tablets as these tablets are not manufactured to break into two equal halves.

It is important to keep taking the tablets. Do not wait until your tablets are finished before seeing your doctor

If you take more Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten than you should

Taking too many tablets may cause your blood pressure to become low or even dangerously low. You may feel dizzy, lightheaded, faint or weak. If blood pressure drop is severe enough shock can occur. Your skin could feel cool and clammy and you could lose consciousness. Seek immediate medical attention if you take too many Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten.

If you forget to take Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten:

Do not worry. If you forget to take a tablet, leave out that dose completely. Take your next dose at the right time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

If you stop taking Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten

Your doctor will advise you how long to take your medicine. Your condition may return if you stop using your medicine before you are advised.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Mogelijke bijwerkingen?

Like all medicines, Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Visit your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following very rare, severe side effects after taking this medicine.

Sudden wheeziness, chest pain, shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing

Swelling of eyelids, face or lips

Swelling of the tongue and throat which causes great difficulty breathing

Severe skin reactions including intense skin rash, hives, reddening of the skin over your whole body, severe itching, blistering, peeling and swelling of the skin, inflammation of mucous membranes (Stevens Johnson Syndrome) or other allergic reactions

Heart attack, abnormal heart beat

Inflamed pancreas which may cause severe abdominal and back pain accompanied with feeling very unwell

The following common side-effects have been reported. If any of these cause you problems or if they last for more than one week, you should contact your doctor.

Common: affects 1 to 10 users in 100

  • Headache, dizziness, sleepiness (especially at the beginning of treatment)
  • Palpitations (awareness of your heart beat), flushing
  • Abdominal pain, feeling sick (nausea)
  • Ankle swelling (oedema), tiredness.

Other side-effects that have been reported include the following list. If any of these get serious, or if you notice any side-effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Uncommon: affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000  
- Mood changes, anxiety, depression, sleepiness -
  • Trembling, taste abnormalities, fainting, weakness
  • Numbness or tingling sensation in your limbs; loss of pain sensation
  • Visual disturbances, double vision, ringing in the ears
  • Low blood pressure
  • Sneezing/running nose caused by inflammation of the lining of the nose (rhinitis)
  • Altered bowel habits, diarrhoea, constipation, indigestion, dry mouth, vomiting (being sick)
  • Hair loss, increased sweating, itchy skin, red patches on skin, skin discolouration
  • Disorder in passing urine, increased need to urinate at night, increased number of times of passing urine
  • Inability to obtain an erection; discomfort or enlargement of the breasts in men
  • Weakness, pain, feeling unwell
  • Joint or muscle pain, muscle cramps, back pain
  • Weight increase or decrease
Rare: affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000
- Confusion.

Very rare: affects less than 1 user in 10,000

- Decreased numbers of white blood cells, decrease in blood platelets which may result in unusual bruising or easy bleeding (red blood cell damage)

  • Excess sugar in blood (hyperglycaemia)
  • A disorder of the nerves which can cause weakness, tingling or numbness
  • Cough, swelling of the gums
  • Abdominal bloating (gastritis)
  • Abnormal liver function, inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), yellowing of the skin (jaundice), liver enzyme increase which may have an effect on some medical tests
  • Increased muscle tension
  • Inflammation of blood vessels, often with skin rash
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Disorders combining rigidity, tremor, and/or movement disorders

If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist

Hoe bewaart u dit middel?

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Do not use your medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the pack after “EXP”. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Do not store above 25 ºC. Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture. Keep the bottle tightly closed in order to protect from moisture.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Anvullende Informatie

What Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten contain

The active substance in Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten is amlodipine (as besilate).

Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten:

  • Each tablet contains 5 mg of amlodipine (as besilate)

The other ingredients are: povidone K30, microcrystalline cellulose (E460), anhydrous calcium hydrogen phosphate (E341), crospovidone, magnesium stearate (E470b).

What Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten look like and contents of the pack

Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten:

Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten are white, round tablets.

The tablets are available in blister strips as packs of 10, 20, 28, 30, 50, 98, 100 and 300 (10 x30) tablets and in bottles of 100, 300 and 500 tablets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Wörwag Pharma GmbH & Co. KG

Calwer Str. 7

Böblingen 71034

Duitsland

Manufacturer

Mauermann Arzneimittel KG

Heinrich-Knote-Straße 2

82343 Pöcking

Germany

or

Artesan Pharma GmbH & Co. KG

Wendlandstr. 1

29439 Lüchow

Germany

or

Generosan GmbH

Calwer Str. 7

71034 Böblingen

Germany

This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA under the following names:

Estonia Amlodigamma 5 mg
Germany Amlodigamma TOP 5 mg Tabletten
Lithuania Amlodigamma 5 mg tabletės
The Netherlands Amlodipine Wörwag Pharma 5 mg, tabletten
Poland Amlodigamma 5 mg tabletki
Slovakia Amlodigamma 5 mg tablety
Hungary Amlodigamma 5 mg tabletta

This leaflet was last approved in 03/2013.

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