Dihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blockers
Vasorex tablets are used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Blood pressure should be regularly checked as hypertension typically does not have any obvious symptoms. Hypertension can cause serious health issues if not managed effectively. Chronic chest pain that occurs when the heart does not get enough oxygen-rich blood (angina), including a specific type of angina known as Prinzmental’s angina pectoris.
Vasorex, PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE. Vasorex tablets contain amlodipine 2.5 mg, 5 mg, or 10 mg. Vasorex is provided in bottles of 90 tablets. Vasorex is indicated for the first line treatment of hypertension and can be used as the sole agent to control blood pressure in the majority of patients. Vasorex is indicated for the first line treatment of myocardial ischaemia, whether due to fixed obstruction (stable angina) and/or vasospasm/vasoconstriction (Prinzmetal’s or variant angina) of coronary vasculature. If you have any concerns about why Vasorex has been prescribed, please discuss this with your doctor.
Vasorex tablets have risks and benefits. If you have any concerns about using Vasorex, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Do not use Vasorex if you are allergic to amlodipine, or any of the other ingredients in Vasorex, are allergic to any other type of calcium channel blocker, for example: medications containing felodipine, lercanidipine or nifedipine. Discuss with your doctor if you are allergic to any dyes, preservatives, other medication or foods. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including any medicines obtained without a prescription from your pharmacy, health store or supermarket.
Vasorex should not be used if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding, unless you are advised to do so by your doctor. Amlodipine is not approved for use in individuals aged younger than 18 years.
Vasorex comes in three different strength tablets. Your doctor will have decided which strength you need and how many tablets to take. It is important that you follow the prescribed instructions your doctor gave you, on the dosage of Vasorex and the duration you should take it. If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor or healthcare professional. Discuss with your doctor if you have any concerns.
Vasorex tablets are fully funded. Standard doctor’s fees and pharmacy charges apply.
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