What is Amcard AT?

Amcard AT Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Myocardial Infarction, Angina, Severe Pain In Chest and other conditions. Amcard AT Tablet contains Amlodipine, and Atenolol as active ingredients. Amcard AT Tablet works by blocking receptors resulting in slowing of heart rate and reducing oxygen demand; relaxing the muscle cells thus reducing blood pressure, force and rate of heartbeat;

Amcard AT Tablet Uses

Amcard AT Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Hypertension
  • Arrhythmias
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Angina
  • Severe Pain In Chest

Amcard AT Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Amcard AT Tablet improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

Blocking receptors resulting in slowing of heart rate and reducing oxygen demand. Relaxing the muscle cells thus reducing blood pressure, force and rate of heartbeat.

Amcard AT Tablet – Composition and Active Ingredients

Amcard AT Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

  • Atenolol (50 MG)
  • Amlodipine (5 MG)

Amcard AT Tablet – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Amcard AT Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Cold Hands Or Feet
  • Slowing Of Heart Rate
  • Disturbed Sleep
  • Hypersensitivity Reactions
  • Loose Motion
  • Pain In Muscles

Amcard AT Tablet – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Avoid sudden position changes
  • CHF
  • Cessation should be done gradually over 7-14 days along with patient monitoring
  • Check your blood pressure
  • Children
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery

Amcard AT Tablet – Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Amcard AT Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Amcard AT Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Amiodarone
  • Calcium
  • Digoxin
  • Diltiazem
  • Disopyramide
  • Grapefruit juice

Amcard AT Tablet – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Amcard AT Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Amcard AT Tablet should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • Aortic stenosis
  • COPD sick sinus syndrome
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Manifested heart failure
  • Overt cardiac failure

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not take extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently

Overdosage of Amcard AT Tablet

Do not take more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Amcard AT Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.

Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.

Storage of Amcard AT Tablet

Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Amcard AT Tablet.

Expired Amcard AT Tablet

Taking a single dose of expired Amcard AT Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to take expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

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