Cardiopril 5mg Capsule
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This composition of Cardiopril 5mg Cap contains ramipril, and it belongs to the anti-hypertensive (angiotensin-converting enzyme [ACE] inhibitors) group of medicines.
Uses of Cardiopril 5mg Cap
- Chronic congestive heart failure
- Heart attack and stroke
- High blood pressure
- Diabetic kidney disease
Contraindications of Cardiopril 5mg Cap
- Allergic to this medicine
- Angioedema (itching hives; swelling of the face, tongue and throat; and difficulty in breathing)
- Renal artery stenosis where blood supply to the kidney is hampered
- Low blood pressure
Side effects of Cardiopril 5mg Cap
- Low blood pressure
- Headache and dizziness
- Skin rash
- Leg cramps
- Increased potassium in the blood
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea
- Abnormal kidney function
Precautions and Warnings of Cardiopril 5mg Cap
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine should not to be taken during pregnancy as it can be harmful to the developing baby. If you plan a pregnancy, do not start treatment with this medicine. If pregnancy is detected while on this medicine, consult your doctor immediately.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
You should not take the medicine if you are breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Cardiopril 5mg Cap?
You should avoid driving if you feel dizzy after taking this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Cardiopril 5mg Cap?
Alcohol consumption with this medicine can cause dizziness or light-headedness. Caution is advised.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have heart, liver or kidney problems
- You have high levels of potassium or decreased sodium levels in your blood (shown in blood test results)
- You have systemic lupus erythematosus
Mode of Action of Cardiopril 5mg Cap
How Does It Work?
Angiotensin, which is synthesised using ACE, causes spasm or tightening of healthy blood vessels. ACE-inhibitors, such as Cardiopril 5mg Cap, work by decreasing angiotensin, causing smooth blood flow, and ensuring that the heart can pump blood more efficiently; thus this medicine can be used for lowering blood pressure.
Directions for Use of Cardiopril 5mg Cap
The dosage of Cardiopril 5mg Cap should be as directed by your doctor.
Interactions of Cardiopril 5mg Cap
Interactions with other medicines
- Taking another angiotensin receptor blocker along with this medicine can bring the blood pressure to a dangerously low level
- Anticoagulants, such as warfarin, when taken with the medicine can result in very low blood pressure
Other general Interactions
Patients with scleroderma, which is a collagen vascular condition, are advised to consult a doctor before taking up a prescription of the medicine.
Storage and disposal of Cardiopril 5mg Cap
Store it at room temperature and keep away from excess heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
Dosage of Cardiopril 5mg Cap
An overdose of Cardiopril 5mg Cap can cause extremely low blood pressure, increased levels of sodium or potassium in the blood and sudden kidney failure. Please seek immediate medical help is such cases.
Missed a Dose
It is recommended to compensate for a missed dosage at the earliest, but ensure that the next scheduled dosage is spaced sufficiently to avoid an overdose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I inform my healthcare professional before I start treatment with the medicine?
A: Notify your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy during the administration of this medicine because it 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 carefully while taking this medicine, particularly during the first month of its use. The combination of the diabetes medicine and this medicine may cause significant changes in your blood sugar levels.
Q: Does this medicine cause weight gain?
A: Yes, one of the side-effects of the medicine is weight gain.
Q: Can I stop the medicine if I feel better?
A: No, you should not stop this medicine suddenly, as this may cause a sudden increase in blood pressure. Consult your doctor before stopping this medicine.
Q: Is this medicine safe?
A: Yes, this medicine is safe and can be continued for a long time.
Q: How long should this medicine be taken?
A: Continue taking your medicine as long as your doctor recommends.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:37 PM (IST)
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