Cadpril 2.5mg Tablet
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Cadpril 2.5mg Tab is an anti-hypertensive medicine belonging to the group of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, which is used for lowering blood pressure.
Uses of Cadpril 2.5mg Tab
- High blood pressure or hypertension
- Conditions of myocardial infarction
- Kidney diseases due to diabetes
- Chronic congestive heart failure, a condition where the heart muscles lose their power
Contraindications of Cadpril 2.5mg Tab
- Individuals allergic to angiotensin inhibitors are advised against the medicine
- People who have had angioedema are not recommended to take the medicine
Side effects of Cadpril 2.5mg Tab
- Low blood pressure
- Skin rash
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abnormal kidney function due to excess fluid production
Precautions and Warnings of Cadpril 2.5mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
The medicine is harmful for pregnant women and the developing infant and is strictly advised not to be taken.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
The medicine is known to pass into breastmilk and is deemed harmful for the baby. It is advised not to take up a prescription of the medicine while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
The side effects of the medicine, such as drowsiness and confusion, can result in losing control of the vehicle, and hence it is not advised to drive after taking the medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Cadpril 2.5mg Tab?
Excess consumption of alcohol can result in lowering of the blood pressure. It is advised to cut back on drinking to prevent hypotension.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Any ongoing or previous condition of the heart, liver or kidneys
Mode of Action of Cadpril 2.5mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Angiotensin is a substance found in the body that contracts the blood vessels. Ramipril, the primary ingredient in the composition of Cadpril 2.5mg Tab inhibits the function of angiotensin, causing the blood vessels to expand to their usual stretch for a smooth flow of blood and decreased pressure on the heart muscles.
Directions for Use of Cadpril 2.5mg Tab
The dosage of Cadpril 2.5mg Tab should be as prescribed by the doctor. Altering the dose can result in severe side effects of the medicine.
Interactions of Cadpril 2.5mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Taking the medicine with other angiotensin receptor blockers can result in further lowering of the blood pressure to a dangerous level
- It is advised to not couple blood thinners, such as warfarin, along with this medicine, as both can contribute to the lowering of the blood pressure and result in hypotension
- Pregabalin and azathioprine are also not recommended to be taken with this medicine
Interactions with food items
No complications are found with any food products. Avoid a diet with high potassium or sodium.
Other general Interactions
Individuals who have a high amount of potassium in their blood are advised to make the condition known at the time of consultation.
Storage and disposal of Cadpril 2.5mg Tab
The medicine should be kept away from moisture and direct sunlight. It is advised to keep the medicine at room temperatures.
Dosage of Cadpril 2.5mg Tab
Overdosing on this medicine or any other angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors can result in fatal side effects. The individual can suffer from extreme hypotension and sickness. In adverse cases, overdose can also lead to heart attacks.
Missed a Dose
A missed dosage should be taken as soon as possible, but it should not result in a double dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I quit taking the medicine if my blood pressure is under control?
A: No. Quitting an anti-hypertensive medicine can result in the blood pressure rising, which in severe cases can result in a heart attack.
Q: Is it safe to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) while on this medicine?
A: Taking regular painkillers can result in decreasing effects of this medicine in controlling the blood pressure.
Q: How can a high concentration of potassium in the body affect when on a prescription of the medicine?
A: The medicine can result in increasing the potassium level in the body, which can lead to difficulty in breathing, heart palpitations and nausea or vomiting.
Q: Is this an addictive medicine?
A: No reports of individuals developing an addiction are known.
Q: How long does it takes for Cadpril 2.5mg Tab to bring the blood pressure under a controlled level?
A: It can take the medicine at least two hours to start showing its effect. The peak or highest result shown by the medicine is in between four and six hours after an oral administration.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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