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BLOCAL Capsules

Composition

BLOCAL 5:
Each capsule contains 7 mg amlodipine besilate equivalent to 5 mg amlodipine. 
BLOCAL 10:
Each capsule contains 14 mg amlodipine besilate equivalent to 10 mg amlodipine.
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Indications

BLOCAL capsules contain amlodipine besilate which act as a Calcium channel blocker.
BLOCAL is used for treatment of hypertension and prophylaxis from angina.
In treatment of hypertension, amlodipine act as relaxing agent for blood vessels. In prophylaxis of angina, amlodipine act by enhancing blood flow to the heart carrying more oxygen to prevent chest pain (angina) but not consider as a fast treatment for angina. 
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Dosage and Administration

Always take BLOCAL exactly as your physician has told you. 
You should check with your physician or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Dosage:
Adult & elderly:
The starting dose is 5 mg once daily, which can be increased to 10 mg as a single daily dose; the maximum daily dose is 10 mg.
Children (6-17 years):The daily dose is 2.5 mg once daily, the maximum daily dose is 5 mg. 
The 2.5 mg dose cannot be obtained with amlodipine 5 mg capsules as these capsules are not manufactured to break into two equal halves.
Patient with renal or hepatic problems: the dose shall be adapted by the physician.
Route of administration:
Always swallow the whole capsules with plenty of water.
a- If you take more BLOCAL  than you should:
Immediately call your physician or go to the nearest hospital emergency unit. 
Overdose symptoms includes: dizziness and breathing problems. 
b- If you forget to take BLOCAL:
If you forget to take a dose, take the missed dose (within 12 hours) as soon as you remember.
However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
c- If you stop taking BLOCAL:
Do not stop taking BLOCAL unless your physician tells you to.
 

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