Cardiopril 2.5mg Capsule
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Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap is a medicine belonging to the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. It is a hypertensive medicine, which is used for lowering blood pressure.
Uses of Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap
- Chronic congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Kidney diseases caused by diabetes
- Myocardial infarction
Contraindications of Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap
- Allergic to ramipiril
- Renal artery stenosis
- Very low blood pressure
Side effects of Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap
- Skin rash
- Abnormal kidney function
- Nausea and vomiting
- Low blood pressure
- Skin rash
- Cramps in legs
- Increased potassium in the blood test
Precautions and Warnings of Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine is harmful to be prescribed in pregnancy.
Can I take Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap while breastfeeding?
The medicine is not advised to breastfeeding mothers as it can harm the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
The medicine can result in side effects, which can compromise your driving abilities.
Can I consume alcohol with Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap?
Alcohol consumption increases the risk of lowering blood pressure and is hence advised to cut on its intake.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have a history of heart, liver or kidney conditions.
Mode of Action of Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap
How Does It Work?
The composition of Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap contains ramipril, which inhibits the working of angiotensin. Angiotensin is a naturally occurring substance in the body. It results in the contraction of the blood vessels. Ramipril, by its working, brings the blood vessels back to their usual stretch, which results in a smooth flow of blood and decreased pressure on the heart.
Directions for Use of Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap
Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap is to be taken in the exact dosage as prescribed by the doctor.
Interactions of Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap
Interactions with other medicines
- Taking blood thinners with the medicine can result in the blood pressure falling very low
- Coupling this medicine with another angiotensin receptor blocker can result in lowering of the blood pressure to a dangerously low level
Interactions with food items
Ther are no complications found with any food products.
Other general Interactions
People who are suffering from any collagen vascular disease like scleroderma, a condition where the skin tissues are tightened, should inform the doctor.
Storage and disposal of Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap
It is advised to keep the medicine away from direct sunlight or moisture. It is to be kept at room temperature and not refrigerated.
Dosage of Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap
An overdose of the medicine can result in severe side effects, which in extreme cases are life-threatening. An individual can experience hypotension and nausea or vomiting. In adverse cases, an overdose can lead to a heart attack.
Missed a Dose
A missed dosage should be made up as early as possible, but it must not result in being a double dose with the next scheduled one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is it safe taking painkillers while on a prescription of this medicine?
A: Taking a regular dosage of painkillers can result in decreasing the effects of the medicine.
Q: Why is it advised to keep the potassium levels in check while on this prescription?
A: The medicine can increase the level of potassium, which can result in several side effects.
Q: Is it safe to quit Cardiopril 2.5mg Cap after the blood pressure gets back in control?
A: Quitting an anti-hypertensive after the blood pressure gets back in control is not recommended unless advised by the doctor. This can result in an increased blood pressure level.
Q: What are the precautions to be taken when the individual is due for surgery?
A: Doctors can advise the individual to stop taking the medicine before a scheduled surgery.
Q: Can taking this medicine result in weight gain?
A: Yes, taking the medicine can result in weight gain over a longer period of time.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:44 PM (IST)
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