AmlodipineAAmlodipineAmlodipineEnglishPharmacyNAChestCardiovascular systemDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-06-25T04:00:00Z6.9000000000000070.4000000000000844.000000000000Drugs (A-Z)Drug A-Z<p class="akh-article-overview">Your child needs to take the medicine called amlodipine. This information sheet explains what amlodipine does and how to give it to your child. It also explains what side effects or problems your child may have when they take this medicine.</p><p>Your child needs to take the medicine called amlodipine (say: am-LOE-di-peen). This information sheet explains what amlodipine does and how to give it to your child. It also explains what side effects or problems your child may have when they take this medicine. </p><h2>How should you give your child amlodipine?</h2><p>Follow these instructions when you give your child this medicine:</p><ul><li>Give this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you, even if your child seems well. </li><li>Talk to your child's doctor before you stop giving your child this medicine for any reason. Make sure you have enough to last through weekends, holidays or vacations. </li><li>Give your child amlodipine at the same time each day. </li><li>Have your child take this medicine with food or milk if the medicine causes an upset stomach. </li></ul><h3>If you are using ready-made oral solution:</h3><ul><li>Use the oral syringe and syringe adapter that comes with the bottle to measure the dose.</li><li>Do not shake the bottle before use.<br></li></ul><h3>If you are using split tablets:</h3><p>Use a pill splitter to cut the tablet to the appropriate dose:</p><ul><li>For a dose of 1.25 mg, use a quarter of a 5 mg tablet.</li><li>For a dose of 2.5 mg, use a half of a 5 mg tablet.</li><li>For a dose of 3.75 mg, use a quarter and a half of a 5 mg tablet.</li></ul><p>If your child cannot swallow tablets, the dose may be crushed and mixed into a small amount of soft food, such as applesauce or yogurt. The dose may also be mixed with 3–⁠5 mL of water and given with an oral syringe.</p><p>If you are using the dissolve and dose device, please refer to the <a href="/article?contentid=991&language=english">Dissolve and Dose family med aid</a> for instructions on how to prepare a dose. One 5 mg amlodipine tablet should be placed in 5 mL of water to make a 1 mg/mL solution.</p><p>If you are giving your child amlodipine through a feeding tube (either oral solution or dissolved tablets), make sure you flush the tube well with water before and after the dose to avoid clogging the tube.</p><p>If mixing amlodipine tablets in water, each dose must be newly prepared each time and administered immediately after the tablet has dissolved.</p><h2>What should you do if your child misses a dose of amlodipine?</h2> <p>If your child misses a dose of the medicine:</p> <ul><li>Give your child the missed dose as soon as you remember. </li> <li>If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and give your child the next dose at the regular time. </li> <li>Give your child only one dose at a time. </li></ul><h2>What are the possible side effects of amlodipine?</h2> <p>Your child may have some side effects while they take amlodipine. Usually your child will not need to see a doctor about them. </p> <p>These side effects may go away as your child's body gets used to amlodipine. Check with your child's doctor if your child has any of these signs or symptoms and they do not go away, or if they bother your child: </p> <ul><li>dizziness or light-headedness </li> <li>headache </li> <li>unusual tiredness or weakness </li> <li>upset stomach </li> <li>flushing of the face and a feeling of warmth </li></ul> <h3>Most of the following side effects are not common, but they may be a sign of a serious problem. Call your child's doctor right away or take your child to Emergency if your child has any of these side effects: </h3> <ul><li>chest pain </li> <li>bleeding, tender or swollen gums </li> <li>fainting or severe dizziness after a dose </li> <li>swollen ankles, feet or lower legs </li> <li>any change in heartbeat, such as faster, slower or uneven heartbeats </li></ul><h2>What other important information should you know about amlodipine?</h2><ul><li>Your child may feel dizzy or light-headed when they start taking amlodipine. If your child feels dizzy, they should sit or lie down until they feel better.<br></li><li>Check with your child's doctor or pharmacist before you give your child any other medicine, even medicine you can buy without a doctor's order (prescription). Some cold or allergy medicines may increase your child's blood pressure.<br></li><li>Keep your appointments with the doctor to have your child's blood pressure checked.<br></li><li>Make sure your child brushes and flosses their teeth daily to help prevent gum problems. You should also massage your child's gums regularly. Tell your child's dentist that your child is taking amlodipine. Your child should see the dentist regularly.<br></li></ul><h3>Other important information about amlodipine oral solution</h3><ul><li>If your child is taking the amlodipine oral solution, the bottle is only good for up to 30 days once opened. After 30 days of use, the bottle must be discarded, even if there is still medicine remaining in the bottle.</li><li>Amlodipine oral solution must be stored in the fridge.</li></ul><h3>Other important information about amlodipine tablets</h3><ul><li>Amlodipine tablets should be kept in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Do NOT store it in the bathroom or kitchen.</li></ul>
AmlodipineAAmlodipineAmlodipineFrenchPharmacyNAChestCardiovascular systemDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2008-04-15T04:00:00Z64.00000000000007.00000000000000649.000000000000Drugs (A-Z)Drug A-Z<p>ette fiche de renseignements explique ce que fait l'amlodipine, et la façon de la donner à votre enfant. Elle explique également les effets secondaires.</p><p>Votre enfant doit prendre le médicament appelé amlodipine (dites : am-lo-di-pine). Cette fiche de renseignements explique ce que fait l'amlodipine, et la façon de la donner à votre enfant. Elle explique également les effets secondaires ou les problèmes que pourrait avoir votre enfant quand il ou elle prend ce médicament. </p><h2>De quelle façon devriez-vous donner ce médicament à votre enfant?</h2> <p>Suivez ces directives quand vous donnez ce médicament à votre enfant :</p> <ul><li>Donnez ce médicament exactement de la façon expliquée par votre médecin ou pharmacien, même si votre enfant semble bien. </li> <li>Parlez au médecin de votre enfant avant d'arrêter de donner ce médicament à votre enfant pour une raison ou une autre. Assurez‑vous d'en avoir assez pour les fins de semaine, les jours fériés ou les vacances. </li> <li>Donnez l'amlodipine à votre enfant à la même heure chaque jour. </li> <li>Faites prendre ce médicament à votre enfant avec de la nourriture ou du lait, si le médicament cause un dérangement d'estomac. </li></ul><h2>Que devriez-vous faire si votre enfant oublie une dose?</h2> <p>Si votre enfant oublie une dose du médicament :</p> <ul><li>Donnez à votre enfant la dose oubliée dès que vous y pensez. </li> <li>S'il est presque le temps de la dose suivante, ne donnez pas la dose oubliée. Donnez à votre enfant la dose suivante au moment habituel. </li> <li>Donnez à votre enfant une seule dose à la fois. </li></ul><h2>Quels sont les effets secondaires possibles de ce médicament?</h2> <p>Votre enfant peut avoir certains effets secondaires pendant qu'il ou elle prend de l'amlodipine. Habituellement, votre enfant n'aura pas à voir un médecin à ce sujet. </p> <p>Ces effets secondaires peuvent disparaître à mesure que le corps de votre enfant s'habitue à l'amlodipine. Consultez le médecin de votre enfant si votre enfant a l'un ou l'autre de ces signes ou symptômes, et qu'ils ne disparaissent pas, ou s'ils dérangent votre enfant : </p> <ul><li>étourdissement ou sensation de tête légère; </li> <li>mal de tête; </li> <li>fatigue ou faiblesse inhabituelle; </li> <li>dérangement d'estomac; </li> <li>rougeur du visage et sensation de chaleur. </li></ul> <h3>La plupart des effets secondaires qui suivent sont rares, mais ils peuvent être signes d'un problème grave. Communiquez immédiatement avec le médecin de votre enfant ou amenez votre enfant à l'urgence s'il présente l'un ou l'autre des effets secondaires qui suivent : </h3> <ul><li>douleur thoracique; </li> <li>saignements des gencives, gencives sensibles ou gonflées; </li> <li>évanouissement ou étourdissement important après une dose; </li> <li>jambes inférieures, chevilles ou pieds enflés; </li> <li>tout changement du rythme cardiaque, tel que plus rapide, plus lent, ou battements de cœur irréguliers. </li></ul><h2>Quels autres renseignements importants devriez-vous connaître?</h2><ul><li>Votre enfant peut se sentir étourdi ou avoir une sensation de tête légère quand il ou elle commence à prendre l’amlodipine. Si votre enfant se sent étourdi, il ou elle devrait s’asseoir ou se coucher jusqu’à ce qu’il ou elle se sente mieux</li><li>Vérifiez auprès du médecin de votre enfant ou du pharmacien avant de donner un autre médicament à votre enfant, même un médicament que vous pouvez acheter sans ordonnance d'un médecin. Certains médicaments contre le rhume ou les allergies peuvent augmenter la pression artérielle de votre enfant</li><li>Respectez vos rendez vous avec le médecin pour faire vérifier la pression artérielle de votre enfant</li><li>Assurez vous que votre enfant brosse ses dents et utilise la soie dentaire tous les jours pour aider à prévenir les problèmes de gencives. Vous pouvez également masser régulièrement les gencives de votre enfant</li><li>Informez le dentiste de votre enfant que celui ci prend de l’amlodipine. Votre enfant devrait voir régulièrement le dentiste<br></li></ul>

 

 

 

 

Amlodipine72.0000000000000AmlodipineAmlodipineAEnglishPharmacyNAChestCardiovascular systemDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-06-25T04:00:00Z6.9000000000000070.4000000000000844.000000000000Drugs (A-Z)Drug A-Z<p class="akh-article-overview">Your child needs to take the medicine called amlodipine. This information sheet explains what amlodipine does and how to give it to your child. It also explains what side effects or problems your child may have when they take this medicine.</p><p>Your child needs to take the medicine called amlodipine (say: am-LOE-di-peen). This information sheet explains what amlodipine does and how to give it to your child. It also explains what side effects or problems your child may have when they take this medicine. </p><h2>What is amlodipine?</h2> <p>Amlodipine is a medicine called a calcium channel blocker. It is used to treat high blood pressure or angina (chest pain). Amlodipine is available as tablets and as an oral solution.<br></p><h2>How should you give your child amlodipine?</h2><p>Follow these instructions when you give your child this medicine:</p><ul><li>Give this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you, even if your child seems well. </li><li>Talk to your child's doctor before you stop giving your child this medicine for any reason. Make sure you have enough to last through weekends, holidays or vacations. </li><li>Give your child amlodipine at the same time each day. </li><li>Have your child take this medicine with food or milk if the medicine causes an upset stomach. </li></ul><h3>If you are using ready-made oral solution:</h3><ul><li>Use the oral syringe and syringe adapter that comes with the bottle to measure the dose.</li><li>Do not shake the bottle before use.<br></li></ul><h3>If you are using split tablets:</h3><p>Use a pill splitter to cut the tablet to the appropriate dose:</p><ul><li>For a dose of 1.25 mg, use a quarter of a 5 mg tablet.</li><li>For a dose of 2.5 mg, use a half of a 5 mg tablet.</li><li>For a dose of 3.75 mg, use a quarter and a half of a 5 mg tablet.</li></ul><p>If your child cannot swallow tablets, the dose may be crushed and mixed into a small amount of soft food, such as applesauce or yogurt. The dose may also be mixed with 3–⁠5 mL of water and given with an oral syringe.</p><p>If you are using the dissolve and dose device, please refer to the <a href="/article?contentid=991&language=english">Dissolve and Dose family med aid</a> for instructions on how to prepare a dose. One 5 mg amlodipine tablet should be placed in 5 mL of water to make a 1 mg/mL solution.</p><p>If you are giving your child amlodipine through a feeding tube (either oral solution or dissolved tablets), make sure you flush the tube well with water before and after the dose to avoid clogging the tube.</p><p>If mixing amlodipine tablets in water, each dose must be newly prepared each time and administered immediately after the tablet has dissolved.</p><h2>What should you do if your child misses a dose of amlodipine?</h2> <p>If your child misses a dose of the medicine:</p> <ul><li>Give your child the missed dose as soon as you remember. </li> <li>If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and give your child the next dose at the regular time. </li> <li>Give your child only one dose at a time. </li></ul><h2>What are the possible side effects of amlodipine?</h2> <p>Your child may have some side effects while they take amlodipine. Usually your child will not need to see a doctor about them. </p> <p>These side effects may go away as your child's body gets used to amlodipine. Check with your child's doctor if your child has any of these signs or symptoms and they do not go away, or if they bother your child: </p> <ul><li>dizziness or light-headedness </li> <li>headache </li> <li>unusual tiredness or weakness </li> <li>upset stomach </li> <li>flushing of the face and a feeling of warmth </li></ul> <h3>Most of the following side effects are not common, but they may be a sign of a serious problem. Call your child's doctor right away or take your child to Emergency if your child has any of these side effects: </h3> <ul><li>chest pain </li> <li>bleeding, tender or swollen gums </li> <li>fainting or severe dizziness after a dose </li> <li>swollen ankles, feet or lower legs </li> <li>any change in heartbeat, such as faster, slower or uneven heartbeats </li></ul><h2>What other important information should you know about amlodipine?</h2><ul><li>Your child may feel dizzy or light-headed when they start taking amlodipine. If your child feels dizzy, they should sit or lie down until they feel better.<br></li><li>Check with your child's doctor or pharmacist before you give your child any other medicine, even medicine you can buy without a doctor's order (prescription). Some cold or allergy medicines may increase your child's blood pressure.<br></li><li>Keep your appointments with the doctor to have your child's blood pressure checked.<br></li><li>Make sure your child brushes and flosses their teeth daily to help prevent gum problems. You should also massage your child's gums regularly. Tell your child's dentist that your child is taking amlodipine. Your child should see the dentist regularly.<br></li></ul><h3>Other important information about amlodipine oral solution</h3><ul><li>If your child is taking the amlodipine oral solution, the bottle is only good for up to 30 days once opened. After 30 days of use, the bottle must be discarded, even if there is still medicine remaining in the bottle.</li><li>Amlodipine oral solution must be stored in the fridge.</li></ul><h3>Other important information about amlodipine tablets</h3><ul><li>Amlodipine tablets should be kept in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. 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