Amias contains a medication called Candesrtan. It is categorized as angiotensin II receptor blockers or antagonists (ARB). Drugs under this group lower blood pressure and reduce the function of the heart muscle.
How does it work?
Amias act by relaxing and dilating the blood vessels. This allows the easier passage of blood to pass through them. As a result, the heart can pump blood more easily towards the rest of the body.
What are the advantages of taking Amias?
Hypertension as well as heart problems are highly associated with a variety of factors. Such factors include a family history, sedentary lifestyle, high salt diet, and obesity.
Furthermore, lifestyle modification (like quitting smoking, exercising more, and avoiding drinking), can be enhanced when you take Amias. These steps make the existing conditions manageable and further prevent more severe ailments like blood clot, stroke, and heart attack.
What is the proper use of Amias?
You can only purchase Amias with a prescription. Along with this guide, always stick to your doctor’s advice and what is printed on the patient information leaflet that comes in the medication packet.
Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water, before or after meals. It is highly recommended to take it at a scheduled time so it is easier to remember.
Amias proper dosing
Amias holds Candesartan cilexetil as an active ingredient. It is available in 2mg, 4mg, 8mg, 16 mg up to 32mg strength per tablet.
The usual initial dose is one 8mg tablet every day, which may be increased later on by the physician should the need arise. For those who have young and slim bodies, pre-existing renal and liver problems, the doctor may prescribe a lower dose at the start of treatment. The dose may also be different if the goal is to treat heart failure, compared to hypertension therapy.
In case you forget to take the Amias, simply skip the missed dose and continue the therapy as it is. Do not take a double dose to cover for the missed one.
If you accidentally took more Amias tablets than you should, immediately go to the nearest clinic or emergency room for prompt medical care.
Precautions and side effects
Prior to Amias therapy, have your doctor do a full work-up for proper assessment. Refrain from taking Amias if have at least one of the following:
- if you have a known allergy to candesartan cilexetil If you have a known allergy to any of this medicine’s ingredients
- if you are pregnant on after the first trimester
- if you have severe biliary obstruction or liver problems
- if the patient is a young child under a year old
- if the patient is taking a medicine for hypertension especially aliskiren
- If you are diabetic or with impairment in renal function
Your Amias prescription depends on several other factors, so it is important to inform your doctor should you have any of the following:
- if you have liver, heart, or kidney problems (including those who are on dialysis)
- if you are a recipient of kidney (transplant) recently
- if you are have been vomiting and having diarrhea
- if you have Conn’s syndrome, a condition concerning the adrenal gland
- if you are hypertensive or have low blood pressure
- if you have suffered from stroke
- if you think you are pregnant or planning to be
- if you are taking medicines used to treat high blood pressure
- if you are presently taking other medicines for treatment of cardiac failure
Like most medications, Amias can react or be affected by other drugs when taken concurrently. Some medications associated with drug interactions and may cause adverse effects are:
- Other medicines that lower a patient’s blood pressure
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used as pain reliever for body aches
- Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) / aspirin (medicine used as pain reliever and lessen inflammation)
- Supplements containing potassium or salt substitutes with potassium
- Heparin (a blood thinning medicine)
- Drugs that induce urination (diuretics)
- Lithium Carbonate (intended for problems in mental health)
- Other medicines for the treatment of heart failure.
If you happen to be taking any of the above medications, inform your doctor so that you are advised if Amias is the best medicine for you and what would be its course of action.
Like with all the other patients with hypertension or heart failure, it is always better to complement the medication with lifestyle modification such as eating a healthy diet, doing regular exercise and avoiding too much drinking or smoking.
Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages at all times while taking Amias. This is because it can make you feel dizzy and fainted. The doctor may monitor blood pressure, renal function and order some blood tests to check your overall health.
The most notable side effects observed in taking Amias are:
Dizziness or spinning sensation
Low blood pressure (hypotension)
High amount of potassium in the blood
Effects on how your kidneys work, especially if you already have kidney problems or heart failure.
If you do experience one or more of these side effects and they persist or worsen, then inform your doctor right away. You should also contact your doctor if you notice any serious side effects, such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, or severe skin reactions.
How do I purchase Amias online?
At Truemedical, we offer legitimate stocks of Amias tablets online. Just schedule an online consultation with our available pharmacist independent prescriber. This online consultation is a vital step in ensuring that Amias suits your clinical condition. After that, we will process your order and you can have it delivered to you.