Cardace Protect 5mg Tab
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Ramipril, a prodrug, belongs to the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor class of medicines. It gets metabolized to ramiprilat, which is a competitive inhibitor of ACE, the enzyme responsible for the conversion of angiotensin I (ATI) to angiotensin II (ATII). ATII regulates blood pressure and is a key component of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS).
Uses of Cardace Protect 5mg Tab
- Chronic congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- High blood pressure
- Diabetic kidney disease
Contraindications of Cardace Protect 5mg Tab
- Allergic to this medicine
- If ever had symptoms of angioedema (allergic or hypersensitivity reaction) like itching, hives, swelling of face, tongue, throat, and difficulty breathing
- If have a condition called renal artery stenosis where blood supply to kidney is hampered
- Low blood pressure
Side effects of Cardace Protect 5mg Tab
- Low blood pressure
- Faintness or dizziness
- Skin rash
- Cramps in legs
- Increased potassium in a blood test
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea
- Abnormal kidney function
Precautions and Warnings of Cardace Protect 5mg Tab
Can I take Cardace Protect 5mg Tab during pregnancy?
Cardace Protect 5mg Tab is not safe during pregnancy. It is advisable to consult the doctor for risks and benefits.
Can I take Cardace Protect 5mg Tab while breastfeeding?
Cardace Protect 5mg Tab is not safe while breastfeeding. It is always advisable to consult the doctor for risks and benefits.
Can I drive if I have consumed Cardace Protect 5mg Tab?
It tends to develop dizziness, muscle cramps or tremors. Hence, avoid driving after consumption of Cardace Protect 5mg Tab
Can I consume alcohol with Cardace Protect 5mg Tab?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while being on treatment with Cardace Protect 5mg Tab as it may increase the side effect such as dizziness or lightheadedness.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Avoid the consumption of high potassium containing foods.
- Low salt diet is preferred during the treatment.
- Consult the doctor if you have heart, liver or kidney problems.
- Consult the doctor if there is high amounts of potassium in your blood (shown in blood test results) and decreased sodium levels in your blood.
Mode of Action of Cardace Protect 5mg Tab
How Does It Work?
ACE inhibitors inhibit the actions of ACE, thereby lowering the production of ATII and decreasing the breakdown of bradykinin. The arteriole smooth muscle gets relaxed, which leads to decrease in total peripheral resistance, thus reducing blood pressure as the blood pumps through widened vessels.
Directions for Use of Cardace Protect 5mg Tab
It is advisable to take this medicine as per your physician's advice. Use plenty of water to rehydrate. Do confirm its usage to your pharmacist. Please do not modify the dose or stop it before the prescribed duration, even if you feel better. In case of unusual observation, contact physician immediately.
Interactions of Cardace Protect 5mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- All angiotensin receptor blockers, e.g., valsartan
Interactions with food items
There is no significant evidence of interaction with food.
Other general Interactions
There are no known interactions between this medicine and other medical conditions.
Storage and disposal of Cardace Protect 5mg Tab
Cardace Protect 5mg Tab should be stored at room temperature and away from sunlight and moisture. Keep away from children. Discard the expired product, do not use it beyond the stated expiry of the product.
Dosage of Cardace Protect 5mg Tab
- Low blood pressure
- Higher levels of sodium or potassium in the blood
- Sudden kidney failure
Missed a Dose
Complete the scheduled course of medicine as prescribed by a medical practitioner. If the prescribed dose is missed, take the medicine as soon as you remember but if it is time to administer the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Avoid taking an extra dose than prescription.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I inform my healthcare professional before I start treatment with Cardace Protect 5mg Tab?
A: You should notify the doctor immediately if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy because this medicine is contraindicated in pregnancy. You must give an account of your past and present diseases, especially diabetes, and all the ongoing medications, supplements and herbal medicines that you are taking. If you take antidiabetic medication or insulin, track your blood sugar levels carefully while taking Cardace Protect 5mg Tab, particularly during the first month of its use. The combination of diabetes medicines when on this medicine may cause significant changes in your blood sugar levels.
Q: How Cardace Protect 5mg Tab reacts with body?
A: It relaxes and widens your blood vessels. This lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body.
Q: Does Cardace Protect 5mg Tab cause weight gain?
A: Weight gain can occur as a side effect of beta-blockers.
Q: Does Cardace Protect 5mg Tab affect kidney function?
A: Cardace Protect 5mg Tab used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries, which can damage blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting in a stroke, heart or kidney failure.
Q: Should we eat bananas while taking Cardace Protect 5mg Tab?
A: Bananas are a potassium powerhouse, but eating potassium rich foods can be problematic if patient is taking ACE inhibitors. Hence, avoid having a banana while taking Cardace Protect 5mg Tab.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 03:31 PM (IST)
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