Amlostar is used alone or together with other medicines to treat angina (chest pain) and high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure. High blood pressure may also increase the risk of heart attacks. These problems may be less likely to occur if blood pressure is controlled.
Amlostar is a calcium channel blocker. It affects the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels. As a result, Amlostar relaxes blood vessels and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload.
Amlostar is available only with your doctor's prescription.
|Description||Use Amlostar as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. An extra patient leaflet is available with Amlostar. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information. Take Amlostar by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation. Taking Amlostar at the same time each day will help you remember to take it. Continue to take Amlostar even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. If you miss a dose of Amlostar, take it as soon as possible. If it has been more than 12 hours since you missed your last dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Amlostar. This medication is used along with other treatment for certain blood vessel diseases (e.g., arteriosclerosis obliterans, Raynaud's disease, Buerger's disease, cerebrovascular insufficiency). It works by widening blood vessels to help increase blood flow (improve circulation) to certain parts of the body (e.g., hands/feet, brain). This effect may help to decrease symptoms such as cold hands and feet, numbness, tingling, and decreased memory or judgment.|
|Usage||This medication is taken by mouth with or without food, usually 3 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.|