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Brand name: Amlodipine (Sandoz)

Amlodipine (Sandoz) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) amlodipine. On this page you will find out more about Amlodipine (Sandoz), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has a recall notice on this product.

Amlodipine Sandoz 5 mg tablets

Recall Action Commencement Date: 9 June 2017

TGA Recall Reference: RC-2017-RN-00756-1

AUST R Number: 124578

Batch Number: GT3446

Expiry Date: October 2019

Reason: Sandoz has initiated a recall of affected Amlodipine Sandoz 5mg tablets due to the possibility of missing blisters in the cartons. Please note there is no quality or safety issue with the tablets themselves.

Further information on this recall can be found at http://apps.tga.gov.au/PROD/SARA/arn-detail.aspx?k=RC-2017-RN-00756-1

Active ingredient in this medicine: amlodipine

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Amlodipine (Sandoz) 5 mg uncoated tablet, 30

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What this medicine is for

Hypertension: First line treatment of hypertension. It can be used as the sole agent to control blood pressure in the majority of patients. Patients not adequately controlled on a single antihypertensive agent may benefit from the addition of amlodipine besylate, which has been used in combination with a thiazide diuretic, beta-adrenoreceptor blocking agent, or an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor. Angina: First line treatment of chronic stable angina. Amlodipine besylate may be used alone, as monotherapy, or in combination with other antianginal drugs.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A white or almost white, oblong, bevelled tablet, scored on one side and coded 5 on the other. Size: approx. 8.6 x 5.8mm
Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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