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Brand name: Amlodipine (Sandoz) TM

Active ingredients: amlodipine

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

What it is used 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.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

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

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 September 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient amlodipine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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