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Cardace 5mg Tab 15'S

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Ramipril(5.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Cardace 5mg Tablet contains ramipril which is used to manage high blood pressure and also prevent heart - related risks. This medicine belongs to the "Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI)" ...
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Uses of Cardace 5mg Tab 15'S

Cardace 5mg Tablet is used to reduce heart - related risks associated with various conditions such as high blood pressure, kidney disease with or without diabetes, long-term history of congestive hear...
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Contraindications of Cardace 5mg Tab 15'S

  • If you are allergic to ramipril or any other ingredient of Cardace 5mg tablet
  • If you have a history of facial oedema due to this medicine
  • If you are on dialysis
  • If you are in the 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy
  • If you have a low blood pressure
  • If you are diabetic or have renal failure and on aliskiren containing medicine
  • If you are on sacubitril/valsartan therapy (heart medicine)

Side effects of Cardace 5mg Tab 15'S

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Inflammation of the sinus
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Rash
  • Increased blood potassium levels
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Decreased blood pressure

Precautions and Warnings of Cardace 5mg Tab 15'S



Can I take Cardace 5mg Tablet during pregnancy?
Cardace 5mg Tablet is not recommended to be used during pregnancy due to its ability to cause harm to the unborn baby, especially during the 2nd and 3rd trimester. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Cardace 5mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
It is not advised to take Cardace 5mg Tablet while breastfeeding due to its harmful effects on the newborn baby.


Can I drive if I have consumed Cardace 5mg Tablet?
Do not drive if you experience dizziness, a side effect of Cardace 5mg Tablet.


Can I consume alcohol with Cardace 5mg Tablet?
Cardace 5mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy and cause a drop in blood pressure. Therefore, avoid drinking alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any liver, heart or kidney problems or diseases.
  • You are on any medication pertaining to a specific medical condition.
  • You have low sodium levels and high potassium levels in the blood.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You have low blood pressure.
  • You are undergoing any surgery.
  • You develop cough, allergic condition or facial swelling after taking this medicine.
  • Cardace 5mg Tablet should not be used by children below 16 years of age.

Mode of Action of Cardace 5mg Tab 15'S

How Does It Work?

Cardace 5mg Tablet acts by inhibiting the formation of Angiotensin II which constricts the blood vessels. Thus, the inhibitory action causes the relaxation of blood vessels, lowers the blood pressure ...
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Directions for Use of Cardace 5mg Tab 15'S

Cardace 5mg tablet should be taken as instructed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed b...
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Interactions of Cardace 5mg Tab 15'S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use of Cardace 5mg tablet with sacubitril/valsartan (heart medicine), vildagliptin (blood sugar), sirolimus increases the risk of facial swelling.
  • Concurrent use of anti-diabetic medicine including insulin with Cardace 5mg tablet can result in decreased blood glucose levels.
  • Cardace 5mg tablet can increase the lithium (anti-anxiety) levels in the blood when used concomitantly, thus resulting in toxicity.
  • Allopurinol, immunosuppressants, corticosteroids, procainamide along with this medicine can result in blood disorders.
  • Isoproterenol, dobutamine, dopamine, epinephrine decreases the anti-hypertensive action of Cardace 5mg tablet.
  • Heparin (blood thinner), ciclosporin (immunosuppressant), spironolactone, triamterene or amiloride (diuretics) along with Cardace 5mg tablet can result in increased blood potassium levels.
  • Discuss with your doctor about any other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.

Interactions with food items

Avoid food rich in potassium such as broccoli and coconut water.

Storage and disposal of Cardace 5mg Tab 15'S

  • Store Cardace 5mg tablet at or below 30°C.
  • Keep it away from light, high temperature and moisture.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Cardace 5mg Tab 15'S


  • Overdose of Cardace 5mg tablet can result in extremely low blood pressure, increased levels of sodium or potassium in the blood or sudden failure of the functions of kidneys.
  • If you have taken too much of this medicine then contact your doctor or visit your nearest hospital immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is time for the next dose, the missed dose can be skipped and the regular dose schedule should be followed. Avoid double dose to ...
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Content Details


Dr. Alok Nachane

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can high blood pressure cause dizziness?

A: Dizziness can be a side effect of some blood pressure medications, but it is not caused by high blood pressure.

Q: What if I get ill while I'm taking Cardace 5mg?

A: In case you experience any side effects, it is recommended to stop the usage and consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Q: Can I take Ibuprofen with Cardace 5mg?

A: Inform your doctor before using the medicine along with ibuprofen. Combining these medications may reduce the effects of the medicine in lowering blood pressure. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications.

Q: What should be done for dry irritating cough caused due to Cardace 5mg?

A: Cough medicines are not effective for coughing occurring due to Cardace 5mg. The cough can be treated by the body's natural defence mechanism. Consult your doctor if you face any difficulty in sleeping, as alternatives can be provided. Even if you stop taking Cardace 5mg dosage, the cough may take a few days to a month to go away.

Q: How long does Cardace 5mg take to work?

A: Cardace 5mg starts to work within a few hours to reduce high blood pressure, but may take a few weeks to show its full effect.

Q: Do I need to have any restriction on diet?

A: It is advised to reduce the intake of salt and avoid foods containing potassium during the prescription of this medicine.

Q: What precautions should I follow to control my high blood pressure?

  • Restrict salt intake in your diet
  • Follow a low carb, low-fat food, eat more fruits and leafy vegetables
  • Avoid packaged foods
  • Exercise regularly for 30- 40 minutes every day
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Take proper medication as prescribed by your doctor
A: Is there any side effect of Cardace 5?
A: Headache, dizziness, cough, constipation, rash, increased potassium level etc. are few common side effects of this medicine. If you feel such kind symptoms persistently, inform your doctor immediately.
A: Can I stop taking Cardace 5 if my blood pressure comes in control and I start feeling better?
A: You should never stop taking this medicine without consulting a doctor. Sudden stopping of this medicine can be fatal and life-threatening. It can cause withdrawal side effects. In case you experience any side effects then consult your doctor, he might adjust the dose accordingly or suggest you some other alternative.


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ContainsRamipril(5.0 Mg)
UsesHigh blood pressure, heart disease
Side effectsDry cough, Headache, Dizziness, Low blood pressure
Last Updated on: 20 Oct 2021 | 09:17 AM (IST)
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